“Clyde Ellis Ware, 84, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 23rd, surrounded by his family.
Clyde was born to Mary (nee Lewis) and Ernie Ware on February 15, 1928 in Duffy, West Virginia. As the eldest boy of eight children, Clyde enjoyed his role as a mentor and loving brother to his siblings.
At 17, Clyde joined the Navy and spent the next few years dedicated to serving his country.
After returning home, Clyde attended Wesleyan College and West Virginia University. He started a youth group at the Green Hill Church in Hettie, WV and would travel to local churches to put on special programs for the community.
Clyde and Martha “Marty” Ware were married at Bethany Friends Church near River Styx, Ohio on September 4, 1954. They settled in Medina, bought a home and raised their three children. Clyde retired from General Motors after 36 years of working in the prop-shaft division. He was a Master Mason at the Litchfield Lodge.
Clyde’s favorite hobby was going to area auctions and flea markets where he and Marty would browse for hours, bringing home old tools and treasures that he would clean, buff and oil to good working condition, then pass along to family and friends.
Clyde welcomed six grandchildren over the years, with the arrival of a great-grandson that brought him so much joy in the past few months. Clyde will be remembered for his loving heart and and unwavering generosity. Throughout his life, Clyde never failed to help a family member or neighbor in need. He cared deeply about his family, especially his wife, Marty. Their love and devotion to one another was apparent to all those around them.
Clyde is survived by his wife, Martha, to whom he was married for 58 years; son, Roger (Shirley) Ware; daughters, Marilyn (Stephen Jr.) Kuzyk and Marcia (Stephen W.) Rybacki; grandchildren, Russell Ware, Lauren (fiancé Mark) Kuzyk, Rachel (Dan) Sammon, Stephen Kuzyk, Kelly (fiancé Michael) Rybacki and Megan Rybacki, along with his great-grandson Jack Sammon.
He was preceded in death by, his parents; brothers Elbern, Glenn and Eugene Ware; sisters, Thelma and Sharon.
As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Burial will be at Western Reserve Cemetery in Rittman, Friday, September 28 at 10.30 a.m.”
Source: Find A Grave
Kinfolk Record added: Sep 24, 2012