Clayton Sphar, 87, of Venetia, died Saturday April 30, 2022 in his home.
He was born September 5, 1934 in Twilight Hollow, a son of the late Walter and Iva Sphar.
Clayton was a 1952 graduate of Peters Township High School and a 1957 Cum Lade graduate of W&J College where he earned his degree in Physics.
He was retired as a nuclear physicist with Bettis Atomic Laboratory Plant in West Mifflin where he worked for 37 years. He was a lifelong member of Wright’s UM Church, where he held numerous titles, past President and current Treasurer of the Venetia Heritage Society and enjoyed woodworking and furniture making.
Surviving are his wife, Marion Wallace Sphar, two sons, David (Barbara) Sphar of Eighty Four and James Sphar of Venetia, two daughters, Kim (John Debord) Boehme of Venetia and Lorraine (David) Marlett of Upper St. Clair, a brother, Robert Sphar of Salem VA and eight grandchildren, Jesse, Melanie, Alexis, Margaret, William, Thomas, John and Sheree.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8pm Wednesday in Kegel Funeral Home, Inc. David P. Kegel, Supervisor 3560 Washington Ave, Finleyville. Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday in Wright’s UM Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Private interment will be held in Maple Creek Cemetery, Charleroi. Memorial donations can be made to either Wright’s UM Church or American Diabetes Assoc. 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington VA 22116.
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