The Obit For Clarence Shambaugh

Clarence P. “Shammy” Shambaugh
Aug. 24, 2012

BUFFALO, WYO. – Clarence P. “Shammy” Shambaugh, 97, formerly of Girard, passed away on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, Wyo.

Clarence was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Wooster, the son of the late Floyd and Zada Shambaugh.

Shammy graduated from Wooster High School. In the late 1930s, he played semi professional baseball in Ohio and Louisiana for both the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals. He signed a contract to pitch for the Cleveland Indians but opted out to join the Ohio Highway Patrol.

He was a member of the 12th Academy Class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Shammy also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an M.P. in England, Belgium and France. In 1953, he received a Citation of Merit from the Youngstown Crime Clinic for his work in law enforcement. He retired in 1967 from the Highway Patrol as a Captain in charge of enforcement and aviation for the State of Ohio. After retirement he went to work as a safety director for Lakeshore Motor Freight in Girard.

Shammy is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Breznai and her husband, Joseph, with whom he made his home in Wyoming; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Jornigan of Warren and Christopher Breznai with the U.S. Navy in Bremerton, Wash.; great-grandchildren Seth, McKayla and Roni; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Billie Jo Sauerwein, whom he married Sept. 1, 1946, and passed away Feb. 24, 2007; and brothers Floyd and Russell Shambaugh.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

The family requests that any material contributions be made to the Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice or the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, WY 82834.