April 28, 1919 April 06, 2007
NORWALK Clyde R. Bellamy, 87, of Norwalk, died Friday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
He was born April 28, 1919 at home in Olena. He was a graduate of North Fairfield High School and played first baseman for the baseball team.
He served in the Army Air Corps as a weatherman during World War II. He was a graduate of CIE Electronics School and worked many years in Norwalk as a television and electronic serviceman.
He was a lifetime member of the Norwalk VFW Post 2743, Bronson-Norwalk Conservation League and former member of the American Mensa Limited Society.
He was a devoted and self-taught guitar player, playing years in local bands and helped initiate the Folk Choir at St. Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and sports. His quiet determination in life set an example to all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary J. (Volk) Bellamy of Norwalk, whom he married in 1944 in Bismarck, N.D.; five children and their spouses, Teresa (Donn) Rospert of Bellevue, Wayne (Debbie) Bellamy of Wilmington, Delaware, Mark (Pam) Bellamy of Marietta, Georgia, Tom (Deb) Bellamy of Pawley's Island, South Carolina and Mary Beth (Dave) Brookover of Winter Springs, Florida; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and a brother, Clarence Bellamy of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond C. and Rheorma (Jarrett) Bellamy.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a wake service will take place at 4 p.m. A burial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the St. Paul Catholic Church, Building Fund, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857.