Food Culinary 08


Kelly Charles Claycomb

November 25, 1964 ~ September 28, 2018 (age 53)

Kelly Charles Claycomb, 53, of Osterburg went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 25, 1964, in Doylestown, the third son of Sheldon and Violet (Eicher) Claycomb.


He is survived by his parents of Osterburg; his big brothers Rick of Baltimore, Md., and Lon, married to Pam (Whysong), of Bedford, and his little sisters, Amy, married to Carl Brenner, of Bakers Summit, and Holly Claycomb of Osterburg; nephews Mathew "Frank" Claycomb of Osterburg, Bradley Claycomb and wife, Autumn (Snyder), of Bedford, Brandon Claycomb and wife, Christine (Hengst), of Ligioneer and neice Jessica(Claycomb) married to Casey Herbert of Bedford, great-nieces and great-nephews Korbin, Kaydence, Briar, Gage, Nash, Tad, Noelon, Sugaree and Breckin, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.


He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arch and Mildred Eicher, and paternal grandparents, Harry and Ardella Claycomb, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Kelly was a Christian and a member of the Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg. He was a 1983 graduate of Chestnut Ridge Senior High School.


He was a cook at the Ivystone Restaurant in Osterburg, having first started as a dishwasher and bus boy when a teenager. He enjoyed cooking for work and for friends and family, and he was known for his Oreo balls, crab salad and a wide variety of desserts. He had previously worked at Blair Tool and Die in East Freedom for many years.


He loved his family and friends and was known for his generousity. He enjoyed giving the perfect gift and playing practical jokes on coworkers and friends. He could often be found walking the lake trail at Shawnee State Park or around his Osterburg neighborhood.


He was beloved by many and his generous spirit had no bounds -- in his death he passes on the gift of life through organ donation with CORE (Center for Organ Recovery & Education).


Kelly was unafraid to share his faith though good deeds, and would give his last dollar to help anyone in need.



In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in the form of random acts of kindness or blood donations, or make a donation to a local animal shelter or a charity of your choice.


Kelly valued love and laughter over tears of sadness. 



A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg, Pastor John Winesickle officiating. The service will be held in conjunction with a memorial service for Kelly’s mother, Violet M. Claycomb, 81, Osterburg, who passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018


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