TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Clair Eugene Stoner, 90, formerly of Newton Falls, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Titusville, where he resided after moving from Newton Falls.
He was born March 9, 1922, in Zelienople, Pa., the son of Theodore C. and Mary Stoner.
After graduating from Newton Falls High School in 1941, he patriotically answered the call of duty to his country and fought valiantly in the Pacific Theatre of World War II as a member of the 672nd squadron of the 417th bomb group, known as "The Sky Lancers."
Upon returning from the war, he married Nancy M. Green, who preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2006. He retired from Rockwell International where he worked as a machinist. After retiring, he made his home in Titusville with his wife, Nancy, where he remained until his death. He was a member of First Congregational Church in Newton Falls and St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Titusville.
He will be sadly missed by his family, who include two sons, Greg (Cathy) Stoner and Gary (Peggy) Stoner; six grandchildren, twins, Greg II and Grant Stoner, Cristina (Jeff) Tumbarello, Mark (Kristen) McClusky, Ken (Crissy) Andrulis and Lori (John) Stone; nine great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Collin and Kelsie Tumbarello, Kate and Paige McClusky, Ella and Avery Andrulis, and Gavin and Olivia Stone; a brother, Kenneth (Dolores) Stoner; and a brother-in-law, George "Dick" Coss.
Other survivors include his wife, Nancy's family, brothers-in-law, Harold "Bud" Green (Joanne, deceased) and Richard (Linda) Green; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Disko (Steve, deceased) and Shirley (James) Hale; and many nieces and nephews from the Stoner and Green family.
Aside from his wife, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Inez Coss; and a brother, Bob Stoner.
Cremation was provided by North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville.