James A. “Jim” Clelan, 86, of Newville, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, at UPMC Carlisle.
He was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Carlisle to the late Ernest and Olive (Harper) Clelan.
Jim enjoyed hunting and taking trips to Lake Raystown to boat and camp.
He was a member of the NRA and BPO Elks Lodge #2257, Camp Hill. Jim worked a long, rewarding career in construction. He was first employed by Reisinger Brothers and later worked for RS Mowery and Sons for more than 30 years, including serving as a project superintendent from 1986 until 2009. Jim was a part-time farmer who cared for his farm and helped his son with his. He raised his Palomino Colt Rex and looked forward to taking him trail riding or to horse shows.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Katherine B. Clelan of Newville; two children, Sharon K. Myers of Carlisle and Greg D. (wife, Sheree) Clelan of Newville; four grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Margaret (husband, Charles) Klinger of Trenton, Michigan; and one brother, E. Richard (wife, Joyce) Clelan of Carlisle.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17013.
Burial will follow the private service at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.
A viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the funeral home. As mandated by Gov. Wolf, maximum capacity during gatherings is restricted and you may be asked to wait at the door when you arrive until the numbers allow for your entrance.
The service can be viewed by visiting: www.youtube.com, and searching for Clelan Service Hoffman on Thursday at 1 p.m. or later.
To sign the guestbook, please visit: www.HoffmanFH.com.