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Robert J. Clifford

August 10, 1942 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 77)


Robert J. Clifford, 77,  of Tower City, passed away Sunday morning at his home.
Born in Tower City, August 10, 1942 a son of the late Jeremiah and Pauline Kopp Clifford.
Bob was a  1960 graduate of the former Williamstown Catholic High School. He worked for many years as an independent coal miner.  He retired from TYCO, Lickdale in 2018.
He was lifelong faithful member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown; the Williamstown American Legion and the Williamstown VFW. He was also a lifetime member of the Tower City Moose and the Orwin Gun club.
Bob enjoyed collecting and displaying his model trains. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame, and enjoyed his trips to football games numerous times a year with his friends. Bob greatest joys were when he was surrounded by his family, whom he dearly loved.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother William Clifford and a sister Jean Flynn.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce Rhoades Clifford;  one daughter, Stacey Pautienus, Esq., and her husband William, Tower City; a brother-in-law, Michael Flynn, Williamstown; his niece, Michel Grow and her husband, Jeff and their children, Mickayla, Maison and Maddin Grow, of Lykens. 
Bob will be laid to rest privately at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Williamstown with Revs. Michael Opaki, AJ and Annette Shutt officiating. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Sacred Heart Church, c/o Parish Office, 732 Main Street, Lykens, PA 17048 or the Williamstown American Legion, 123 W. Market St. Williamstown, PA 17098. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services., Inc. is honored to serve the Clifford family. To sign the guest book visit


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Private Services


Williamstown American Legion
123 W. Market Street, Williamstown PA 17098

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
c/o parish office, 732 Main Street, Lykens PA 17048

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