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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Clayton C. Abbott, 91, of Port Allegany, PA

Clayton C. Abbott, 91, of Port Allegany, died Wednesday (August 10, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

He was born Oct 19, 1919 in Sergeant, a son of Fred and Sadie McDowell Abbott. On May 29, 1971, in Portville, NY, he married Betty L. Young, who survives.

Mr. Abbott attended Kane schools and was a TEC 4 in the U.S. Army, serving with the Timber Wolves during WWII from 1942 to 1945.

After returning from the service, he went to Barber School in Pittsburgh, PA. He worked as a Barber in Port Allegany for Mr. John McLaughlin in the Butler Hotel, and later opened his own shop, Abbott's Barber Shop, in Port Allegany, from which he retired in 2010.

He was a member of Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460, and the American Legion; Frank Burt Post of Port Allegany.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

one brother: Kenneth (Virginia) Abbott of Port Allegany, PA

One Niece Sherri Kinney and one Nephew Ralph Abbott both of Port Allegany

and several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, at 11:00 am, in the funeral home, with the Rev. LaVerne Howard, pastor of the Sartwell Creek Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sartwell Creek Union Church. Online condolences can be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


Anonymous said...

Clayt was one of a dying breed…… a true gentleman.
He was a good barber and a hell of a nice guy.
RIP Clayt.

Brian Gustin said...

R.I.P. Clayt. You will be missed. Truly a great barber,a great person, and all around nice guy.

Anonymous said...

We all will sure miss you Clayt, you were not only a great barber, you were a all around special friend, I will never forget our trip to Buffalo w/ Bet, you,Ken, Thunderbird, Dottie & Ralphie boy!

Anonymous said...

The true embodiment of an American, hard working, honest, loyal, a patriot, an example of what we could all hope to aspire to be. Your impeccable attention to detail will sadly be missed. We will miss you and have admired your ethics for a generation.

Anonymous said...

very well said 9:13! He was a special person & will be sadly missed!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed his pleasant conversation aan d good hair cuts for years and years. RIP