Clarence ‘Moe’ Wirick
FREDERICKTOWN — Clarence D. “Moe” Wirick, 83, of Fredericktown died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Clarence was born April 30, 1924, in Mount Vernon to Howard and Rhea (Hess) Wirick and had spent his lifetime in the Mount Vernon and Fredericktown areas. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a crewmember on a B17 bomber. Clarence was the last surviving member of the flight crew. He was retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in Mount Vernon. In his younger days Clarence was an accomplished baseball and softball player having played on several softball teams in the Mount Vernon area.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Colonial City Moose Lodge, BPOE Elks Lodge 140 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his children, Michael Wirick, Paul Wirick and Barbara Herndon, all of California, Kathy Riehl of Slippery Rock, Pa., and Kristy Royle of Mercer, Pa.; a stepson, Brent Wells of Westerville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister, Eulalah Swank of Fredericktown.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Doris A. Wirick.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Clarence Wirick.
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