Walter E. Clews, 80, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Spring Creek Nursing Center.
Born February21, 1933 in Centralia, PA; he was the son of the late Elmer and Anna (Levan) Clews; and preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Kay Clews.
He was a retired purchasing engineer for the former AMP Inc. and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a graduate of Milton Hershey School, class of 1951. He was a High School PIAA Official for both Football and Wrestling, with 11 years of service; he coached St. Margaret Mary Football for 19 years and also coached Football and Wrestling at Bishop McDevitt High School; and was a Wrestling coach at Milton Hershey.
Walter was inducted into both the Capital Area Chapter and the Lebanon County Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Wanda (Pagana) Clews; 2 stepsons, David Shannon, wife, Nancy, of Lincoln, ME and Thomas Shannon, wife, Sue-Ann, of Columbia, SC; 3 step grandsons, Matthew, Andrew, and Phillip Shannon; 2 sisters, Shirley Clements, husband, Bobby and Louise Shutter, husband, Craig, both of Lebanon; 4 brothers, Ralph Clews, wife, Kathleen, of Lebanon, Eugene "Sunny" Clews, wife, Judy, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. and Rev. John Weyman, wife, Ruth, of Upper Strasburg.
A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 PM Friday, November 22, 2013 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. A visitation will be held from 1:00 PM Friday until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Ste. 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.