Clarence J. “Bud” France, 83, of Allegheny Township, PA, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.
A son of the late Clarence R. France and Catherine D. (Shadler) France, he was born April 14, 1938, in New Kensington.
Clarence was a graduate of New Kensington High School and of the Catholic faith. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Bud had been employed by multiple local companies hauling brick and steel until he started his own company, C.J. France Trucking. After retiring from the trucking industry, he worked at the Community Market in Lower Burrell making grocery deliveries. He enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the former Vandergrift Motorcycle Club and the Saltsburg American Legion Post #57. His pastime was spent tinkering with motors and machinery, automobiles and motorcycles. Bud was truly a “Mr. Fix-it” always happily working on fixing something.
Survivors include three sons, Terry Verner (Kim) of Apollo, Raymond Verner of Kittanning, Dennis Verner of New Kensington; a daughter, Crystal France (Clyde Moore) of Leechburg; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond C. France (Denise) of Penn Hills.
In addition to his parents, he was sadly preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jo-Anne (Burnheimer) France, just 10 days prior to his own passing.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). A Blessing Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at the funeral home, with Rev. Michael J. Sciberras officiating. Interment following at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell with military rites conducted by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the donor’s choice of charity and/or to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023.