Clair I. Vredenburg
Class of 1944
Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - February 13, 2004
Clair I. Vredenburg, 78, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away Feb. 11, 2004, in a local hospital.
Born in Chanute, Kan., Clair was retired from Capital Equipment Co. of Richmond, Va. He was a 54-year member of Deep Creek United Methodist Church serving on the administrative board, Wesleymen Bible Class, church choir and he was a youth counselor. He was also a 53-year member of the Deep Creek Ruritan Club serving twice as president and had recently received a Life Achievement Award. He was a former member of the Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association and previously served on the YMCA Board. He was a former member of the Commodore Chorus, served on the Board of Camp Civitan. He served 10 years as a commissioner for the Deep Creek Mosquito Control. He was a part-time farmer, a member of the Farm Bureau and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Clair is survived by his wife, Helen Hessel Vredenburg; two sons, Brian F. Vredenburg and wife Charlotte of Chesapeake and S. Eric Vredenburg and wife Patricia of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Clark, Luke and Jon.
Clair was a good neighbor, friend to all and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hollomon- Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Deep Creek Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund or to the Food Panty at Deep Creek United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.