Clyde R. Bellamy, 87, of Norwalk, died Friday, April 06, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born April 28, 1919, at home in Olena, Ohio. He was a graduate of North Fairfield High School and was a first baseman for the baseball team. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a weatherman during World War II. He was a graduate of CIE Electronics School and worked many years in Norwalk as a television and electronic serviceman. He was a lifetime member of the Norwalk VFW Post 2743, Bronson-Norwalk Conservation League and former member of the American Mensa Limited Society.
He was a devoted and self-taught guitar player, playing years in local bands and helped initiate the Folk Choir at St. Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and sports. His quiet determination in life set an example to all whom knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary J. (Volk) Bellamy of Norwalk, whom he married in 1944 in Bismarck, N.D.; five children and their spouses, Teresa (Donn) Rospert of Bellevue, Wayne (Debbie) Bellamy of Wilmington, Del., Mark (Pam) Bellamy of Marietta, Ga., Tom (Deb) Bellamy of Pawley's Island, S.C., and Mary Beth (Dave) Brookover of Winter Springs, Fla.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brother, Clarence Bellamy of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond C. and Rheorma (Jarrett) Bellamy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday in Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a wake service will be 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, Building Fund, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.