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Melvin W. Clair
July 20, 1932 – June 18, 2021
Melvin Clair
Melvin Clair

Melvin Clair, 88, of Albany, the best husband, father and grandfather, passed surrounded by his loving family.

Melvin was born in Stratton, Colorado, to Gladys (Beattie) Clair and Walter W. Clair. They moved to Philomath, OR, when he was a boy. After graduating from Philomath High School, graduating Oregon Agricultural College (OSU) and enlisting in the Army, he went to work in the timber industry working for F&S Logging, Northside Lumber Co., and Midway Forest Products. After retirement, he worked for Peter Jensen Dairy and National Frozen Foods.

Melvin was a kind, hard-working man. He loved his grandchildren as much as his own children. He was known as Grandpa by many and will be missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his wife, whom he married in 1958, Sharon, and parents, Walter and Gladys. Survivors include his children, Ricki Clair, Robin Clair and Robert Clair, all of Albany, four granddaughters and five great grandchildren, and siblings Annabelle Jackson, Bonita Brown and Robert (Bob) Clair.

A celebration of life is planned for 2 p.m. July 10 at Timber Linn Park in Albany. Family members said it will be a potluck event.