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My uncle, Clifford Daniel Reece, was the 4th child and third son of Zeb and Vallie Reece. He was born on September 16, 1930, in Akron,
OH. He married Dorothy Belle on 06 AUG 1960. She was born March 3, 1930, IN and died on March 29 2010. Both are inurned Western
Reserve Cemetery for Veterans in Medina County, Rittman, OH.
According to the census the year of his birth, they were living the Cottage Grove Allotment in Coventry Township, Summit County Ohio, in
the spring of that year. If the same holds true, he was probably born at home as were his other brothers and sisters.
See the Timeline for more information.
I am looking for documentation that he was an Air Force Veteran (per obituary below). His older brother, Alvin, thought he was in the Army.
I recently learned that they both were somewhat correct. It could have been that Alvin was thinking of the the Army Air Corp, as the US Air
Force didn’t come into being until 1947, But if Clifford joined when he was 18 it would have been the newly minted USAF.
He appears in lots of group family photos through the years. Most of these are found on his Father (Zeb Vance Reece) pages. But here
are a few
And in Closing
Clifford D, Reece, 81, of Lodi, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at Burbank Parke in Burbank OH. He was born September 16, 1930 in Akron and was a
United States Air Force Veteran. Clifford was employed as a butcher for 50 years at Macks Food Center in Lodi. He was a member of American Legion
Lodi Post #523 and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, bowling and was a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State
Clifford is survived by daughters Roberta (Donald) Whitacre of Lodi and Jean (Roger) Ridenour of Medina; six grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren;
brothers, Alvin (Doris) Reece of Mansfield, Vance (Eleanor) Reece of New York; sisters, Janice Emerson of Youngstown, Nellie Parker of New Mexico,
Alice Canada of Alabama and Jane Lozier of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy B in 2010; parents Zeb and Vallie Reece, grandson, Donald Whitacre, Jr.; and sisters Vivian
Graves and Lucille Batton.
The family invites everyone to bring stories and pictures to share at a celebration of life Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 2 to 5 pm at American Legion Lodi
Post #523 120 Bank St, Lodi . Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burbank Park Residents Activities Fund, 14976 Burbank Rd, Burbank OH 44214.
Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria handled arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com
10th grade school photo
Dorothy, Daughter Roberts, Clifford
|If anyone has any digital pictures or stories
they would share, I would appreciate being
able to add them to the family history.
More from his brother, Alvin -
Clifford was in Army a short time but I was told that he got a skin condition in the Tropic of Africa and was sent to Germany. When no cure found he was
sent home on medical discharge. He got married and lived in Lodi where he worked for 30 years at a frozen food place as a butcher of animals and then
many other kinds of work there when he stopped the slaughter work. He was in a Veterans hospital in Cleveland and wound up, near his death, at a rest
home in Burbank, OH where he passed away. He had an illness as a youngster and had operation on his back with a large scar and as result was behind
in school and never graduated from high school.
Alvin also says he got a photo of him and his brother near the end of his life and that there is also a photo of a time when Vance came to Ohio and visited
where he worked and we have a picture of the three of us. I would love to see these pictures sometime.
Dorothy and Cliff - 2002
4 or 5 years old
9th grade maybe