On February 19, 2018, Veril Richard Clelland, age 89, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA, Scottdale PA, and born in Star Junction, PA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia; his parents, Florence and Veril Clelland; his brother, Don Clelland; and sister, Vnetta Hoppe. He is survived by his son, Mark R. (Sharen) Clelland; his daughter, Jill A. Clelland; his sister, Jeanne (George) Koch; grandchildren, Megan, Kate, and Sean Clelland; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. After graduating high school, Richard joined the Army Air Corps, and was stationed at several locations, including Johnston Island Airfield, where he was an air traffic controller. After an honorable discharge at the rank of sergeant, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, and obtained a bachelors degree in accounting. He worked his way through school at Robertshaw, and proudly spent his whole professional career with PPG, where he was the federal tax manager. He enjoyed the challenge and his relationships at PPG so much that he continued part-time after retirement. Richard enjoyed golfing, and had two holes in one, both after the age of 70. He was also an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports, continuing to cheer on the Steelers after the move to Florida. He and Virginia enjoyed cruising and travel, making new friends with each trip. Faith and family were important to Richard. He was a long-term Deacon at Hiland Presbyterian Church, a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his family. Friends received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Services in Hiland Presbyterian Church Saturday at 11 a.m.
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PostedFebruary 22, 2018