Claude A. Townsend Sr., 68, of Peckville, died Wednesday morning at Dunmore Health Care Center.
Born in Chinchilla Pa, he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel Henningsen Townsend. Prior to his illness he was employed for over 25 years at Lou’s pizza in Olyphant.
Claude lived life to the fullest and was an avid Nascar fan.
Surviving are five sons Claude Townsend Jr and his wife Arlene, Throop; Michael Townsend and his wife Nina, Dunmore; James Townsend, Scranton; Donald Townsend and his wife Mickey, Forest City; and Daniel Townsend, Tenn.; four daughters Carol Ann Jones, Scranton; Debbie Belton and her husband Steve, Scranton; Donna Heller and her husband Scott, Scranton; and Heather Fox and her husband Jacob, Stroudsburg Three sister Esther Townsend, Factoryville; Ellen Dunleavy and her husband Jerry, Scranton; and Jane Hulse and her husband George, Easton; seven brothers Robert Townsend , Scranton; Harold Townsend, Olyphant; George Townsend, Va.; Joseph Townsend and his wife Tina, Dunmore; Paul Townsend and his wife Patty, Scranton; David and his wife Sue, Dalton; and Timothy Townsend, Olyphant; a brother in law Frank Synder, twenty grandchildren, four great Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Snyder.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 1pm from the Green Ridge Assembly of God, 825 Green Ridge St., Scranton Pa. 18509.
There will be no calling hours and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.