Niagara Gazette


October 12, 2012

Jean Claar

NIAGARA FALLS — Jean Claar, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on December 27, 1930, a daughter of the late William and  Jean (Gillis) Sorley.

Mrs. Claar moved to Niagara Falls, NY in the 1950s and later to Philadelphia, until returning to Niagara Falls in 1978. She was a bartender  with various restaurants in the city.

Mrs. Claar enjoyed shooting pool and loved to walk all over the city. She was an avid Bills, Sabres and Yankees fan.

She is  survived by a son, Brian (Wilma) Claar; two sisters, Diane (David) Halleen and Margaret (the late Jan) Appleton; a grandson, Laertes Hayes and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Claar was the sister of  the late Helen Groves.

The family will be present on  Monday from 12-1:00 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 1124 Ontario Avenue, NIAGARA FALLS, NY,  where funeral services will be held  at 1:00 PM.   Inurment in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.                                                                Visit for guest register.

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