Born in New Haven, he was a life resident of the area. Claude retired in 1991 from Alcan Rolled Products, after 19 years. He previously served in the Army for 20 years and retired as a Staff Sergeant. His tour included Korea and Vietnam and was stationed in Japan. Claude was a member of The Church of the Nazarene, and served as a board member and Missionary president for several years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kazu Miura Davis of Oswego; a son, Jack (Karen) Davis of LaFargeville; three daughters, Chris (Bill) Lighthall of Mexico, Ginny Davis of Oswego, Lisa (Phil) Krey of Conklin; six grandchildren, Adam, Amy, Bethany, Brittany, Alicia and Devon; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Luke.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton. Burial at Peck Cemetery, Scriba. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Nazarene c/o Missions Fund, 914 Utica St., Fulton, 13069.
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