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Clifford Lloyd ‘Pap’ Peace

Clifford Peace

Clifford Lloyd “Pap” Peace, 96, formerly of Lewistown, went to be with his loving savior on the morning of Sept. 11, 2021, at Valley View Retirement Community in Belleville, with his family by his side.

Born March 30, 1925, in Hastings, Cambria County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Annie (Johnson) Peace. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Peace (Flaig); siblings, Ray Peace, Wes Peace, Ruth Long, and Clyde Peace; and daughter-in-law Joy Stimely Peace.

Cliff is survived by his loving children Edward Peace, Carol Dekker and husband Rob, Dori Krasnopolsky and husband Vic, Linda Vogt and husband Ray, Sherry Hosband and husband Geoff, and Teresa Sparacino and husband Fran; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and sister Dori Whitsel and husband Kerm.

Cliff was a graduate of Lewistown High School, Class of 1943. He joined the Army shortly after his graduation. A veteran of World War II, Cliff served with the 131st AAA Gun Battalion and was involved in the invasion of Normandy. For his service, he earned a Good Conduct Medal, an American Campaign Medal, a European African Middle Eastern Campaign Service Medal with three bronze stars, and a World War II Victory Medal.

A lover of all things railroad, he retired from Conrail in 1985. Cliff was an active member of the Lewistown Alliance Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and was an avid horseshoe player. He loved watching the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Phillies. Cliff’s curveball and knuckleball could not be beat. As everyone knows, he would have made the major leagues but “his hands were too small.”

Cliff’s family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Lewistown Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, with a funeral service officiated by Pastors Neil Breneman and John Looney to follow. Interment will be at Juniata Memorial Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to King-Barr Funeral Home LLC, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Cliff’s memory to the Valley View Retirement Community Benevolent Fund https:// mediaxcreative.com/vv/.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.kingbarrfuneral- home.com.