Military veteran

Robert L. Claus Sr., 78, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Eunice.

He was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Wilson Borough, Pa., son of George and Marie Washiem Claus. He married Barbara Buckingham Claus.

He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1954-’57.

He was the former owner of B&K Oil Heat Service of Easton, Pa. He attended Eunice Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara.

Survivors include a son, Robert Claus Jr., of Easton, Pa.; two daughters, Cindy Claus of Saylorsburg, Pa., and Mary Claus of Easton, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Jill Jeanette Messer of Allentown, Pa., and Suzanne Cobb of Gainesville, Ga; a stepson, Donald H. Messer III of Easton, Pa; two brothers, William Claus of Bel Air, Md., and Donald Claus of Williams Township, Pa; a sister, Marie Danko of Nazareth, Pa.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special friends, Tony and Beverly Keller, Charlie and Marlyn Smith, Bob and Karen Gaston, Ted Scroggins, Elmer and Edith Bailey and Clifton McConnaughhay of Eunice; and many other family members and friends.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 31, at Duncan Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery.

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