J. Clarence Sebring died peacefully with his family close on Thursday, (November 16, 2017).
This date was significant as it was the 72nd wedding anniversary of Clarence and his late wife, Wanda (Kenyon) Sebring.
A celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring, on a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to either the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca Street, Dundee, NY 14837, or the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.
Clarence was born Jan 20, 1924, in Altay, N.Y., to William and Claribel Sebring. He lived his entire life in the Dundee area and was the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the Dundee Central School. His life was full of inventions, airplane flying, assisting anyone in need of a mechanical fix, performing vocal music, and a huge sense of humor.
Clarence had an insatiable drive to resolve a problem and was very investigative in finding solutions. This was the basis for much of his success in life. He also had a great sense of humor and was the first to laugh or see the humorous side of a situation. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him – a truly unique individual with multiple talents, a generous spirit, and a smiling countenance. As it is said in John 12:43, “well done thy good and faithful servant.”
He is survived by a son, Tim J. (Jean) Sebring of Penn Yan; a daughter, Andrea M. (Arthur) Mansfield of Westfield, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Megan (Matthew) Via, Dustin (Molly) Sebring, Clay Mansfield, Scott (Courtney) Sebring; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Burr A. Sebring of Barrington, Rhode Island, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Wanda, in 2015; a brother, W. Cole Sebring, in 2011, and a granddaughter, Kathryn Mansfield in 1995.