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Clyde J. Freshour

Clyde J. Freshour, 88, of Greenwood, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

He was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Clyde Sr. and Dorothy (Welch) Freshour.

A World War II Navy veteran, Clyde honorably served his country aboard LST 419 stationed in Kisarazu, Japan, in the South Pacific. During his military service he earned the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal.

On March 22, 1947, he married Julianne “Judy” Kirchner. She preceded him in death Oct. 30, 2008. Together, they shared 61 wonderful years of marriage.

Clyde initially worked for Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. in Ohio before moving with Judy first to Indianapolis and then Greenwood. He spent 29 years working for Cornelius Printing Co., in Indianapolis, retiring in 1985 as shipping and receiving manager.

After retirement, he gave 25 years of service to Greenwood Parks and Recreation in various positions, including four years as president. During his time on the parks board, he helped acquire land for six parks, developed eight new parks, built the Greenwood Community Center and completed multiple plans to map out the city park’s future.

Upon retiring from the parks department, Clyde received an honor from the mayor for his dedication and service.

Clyde was a former member of the Lucky Squares Square Dance Club and the Indiana Dance Association, serving on the board for both. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Greenwood Masonic Lodge No. 514 F&AM and Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, and was a proud participant of the Indy Honor Flight program in 2013.

He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and watching Cincinnati Reds baseball.

Above all, Clyde cherished his time spent with his friends and family.

He is survived by his two children, David (Nancy) Freshour of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Diane Freshour of Lafayette; a half brother, Jack (Shirley) Freshour of Springfield, Ohio; three nieces, Sandy Smart, Patricia (Marianne) Kirchner and Jackie Finney (Jerry); his companion, Barbara; and special friends, Barney and Doris Bornman.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at

10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Internment will be at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 2122 Old Romney Road, Lafayette.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Indy Honor Flight, 9093 S. State Road 39, Mooresville, IN 46158; Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church Keenagers Club, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, IN 46142; or the donor’s charity of choice.

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