Clyde P. Repik, 90, of Bethesda, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Barnesville Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1932 in Barnesville, Ohio to the late Clyde Joseph and Carrie (Cassol) Repik.
Clyde was married to his high school sweetheart, Jessie L. McFarland, who predeceased him. Together, they had two children, Suellen L. Repik (deceased) and Clyde Daniel Repik. Clyde was a loving father who instilled values of hard work, resilience, and kindness in his children.
Clyde began his career in fixing farm machinery and eventually was involved in the construction of the Hubble Space Telescope. In his retirement years, Clyde remained actively engaged in his community. He served as a board member of the Victorian Mansion Museum, where he joyfully assumed the role of Santa Claus during the holiday season, spreading cheer and delighting children. Additionally, he dedicated his time as a board member of the Watts Coal Car Museum, preserving the rich heritage of the region. Clyde was also an active member of the bird club, sharing his passion for nature and ornithology with fellow enthusiasts.
Clyde is survived by a son, C. Daniel Repik of Plantation, Florida; and granddaughters, Gabrielle Repik of New York City, New York and Sophia Repik of Mountain View, California.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 11am until the time of the service at 1pm at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bethesda, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clyde's memory to the Bethesda Fire Department Truck Fund, P.O. Box 591, Bethesda, Ohio 43719.
Clyde P. Repik will be remembered as a skilled craftsman, a dedicated professional, a loving family man, and a valued member of his community. His contributions and memories will continue to inspire those who knew him.
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