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Roy Woodford Claubaugh

October 14, 1934 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Roy Claubaugh Obituary

Roy Woodford Claubaugh, 89 years of age, and a resident of Brownhelm Township, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024, at his home following a long and full life. 

Roy was born October 14, 1934, in Sandusky and moved to Milan in 1973.  Brownhelm has been his home for the last 40 years. 

Roy was a member of the Henrietta United Methodist Church.  He loved all things mechanical.  He attended the University of Toledo and Northwestern College.  He served his apprenticeship for Hunter Motor Company for 4 years and spent 3 years as a mechanic for Firestone Aluminum and Magnesium.  For 18 years Roy served as the general manager of Sandusky Imported Motors and as an assistant service manager at Matthews Ford.  He began a second career as an educator at EHOVE Career Center as an Auto Tech Instructor for 19 years.  He was a part owner of Erie Power Equipment. Roy also worked as a driver for NAPA in Vermilion for a few years.  He was a member of the Erie Lodge 239 of the Masonic Order located in Milan.  In his spare time, he could be found fishing, target shooting, camping, going to the Lorain County Fair, and Scottish country dancing.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR and drag racing. By far his best times were spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Kathleen Renee Claubaugh (nee: Emmerich); his children, Christine Osterling of Berlin Heights, Kathy (Mark) Rider of Sandusky, and Nicole Claubaugh of Brownhelm Township; five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas, Mildred, Elizabeth, Eunice, Beatrice, and Rosetta; as well as his parents, Thomas and Mildred Claubaugh (nee: Woodford)

A celebration of life service will be held at a day and time yet to be determined.

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