Dale Eugene Claar (1923 - 1976)

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Dale Eugene Claar
1923 - 1976
February 23, 1923
Queen Rd, in Claysburg, Bedford County, Pennsylvania United States 16625
October 3, 1976
Altoona Hospital Howard Avenue, in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania United States 16601
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Claysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania United States
Dale Eugene Claar was born on February 23, 1923 in Claysburg, Pennsylvania United States. He died on October 3, 1976 at Altoona Hospital, Altoona, Pennsylvania United States at 53 years of age.
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Claysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania United States
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Dale Claar was born on at Queen Rd, in Claysburg, Bedford County, Pennsylvania United States 16625
Dale Claar died on at Altoona Hospital Howard Avenue, in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania United States 16601
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October 5, 1976
Upper Claar church Upper Claar Rd, in Claysburg, Pennsylvania United States 16625
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DALE E. CLAAR, of Claysburg RD 1, died at 7:10 a.m. yesterday, Oct. 3, 1976, at Altoona Hospital, where he was admitted Sept. 29, after suffering an apparent stroke. Mr. Claar was a former employe of the state Game Commission. He was presently working for ConRail as a clerk in the storehouse, Juniata Division. He also was operating a shoe repair shop in Martinsburg. He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Roaring Spring, a son of Moses and Ethel (Johnson) Claar, and married Twila Knisely on July 13, 1944. Surviving are his wife, four children Larry M., Mrs. Joyce E. Corle and Mrs. Connie L. Malovich of Claysburg RD, and Ricky E., at home; six grandchildren, his mother and stepfather, Ethel and Edward Kavanaugh, in Canada; a step-brother, Thomas Kavanaugh in Canada, and stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Walter Claar of Claysburg. Mr. Claar was a member of the Upper Claar Church of the Brethren. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Friends will be received in the Marvin C. Leslie Funeral Home, Claysburg, form 7 to 9 p.m. today, noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow and in the Upper Claar Church of the Brethren from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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In 1923, in the year that Dale Eugene Claar was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1934, when he was just 11 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1948, at the age of 25 years old, Dale was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1956, he was 33 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1976, in the year of Dale Eugene Claar's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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