Clayton L. ‘Lee’ Gonder

Clayton L. “Lee” Gonder, 86, of Williamsport, formerly of Sugar Valley, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born May 8, 1928, in Osceola Mills, he was the son of Owen M. and Cora (Witman) Gonder.

Lee was United States Army Korean War Veteran. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a probation and parole supervisor. After his retirement he was employed as a courier for M&T bank.

He was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church. He was the past president of the Loganton Lions Club and a member of Brady Lodge No. 96 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in Muncy.

He enjoyed fly fishing, playing cards, painting, carpentry, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Marie (Bob) Anderson, of Muncy; son, Aaron (Tammy) Button, of Hughesville; two step-sons, John (Cindy) Eckert, of North Charrloi and Richard (Sherry) Button, of Bellefonte; eight grandchildren, Kourtney (Jacob), Kate, Clayton, John, Chelsea and daughter Meredith, Whitney, Ian, and Meagan; and great-grandson, Abraham.

In addition to his parents Lee was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Reams, second wife, Judith Eckert, and third wife, Annette Burns; and a daughter, Bernette Rogers. Lee was the youngest and the last of nine siblings.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Lamar United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joan Gordon officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Umbria Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Lamar United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 5029 Nittany Valley Dr., Mill Hall, PA 17751.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, 17701.