December 6, 2012

Claire I. Jost

MERRILL — Claire I. Jost, 66, of Merrill, passed away, with her family by her side, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. She was born in Jamaica, N.Y. on Dec. 12, 1946, the daughter of the late William and Louise (Scheuerlien) Jost.

Clair was a a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. She worked as a Guidance councilor for New York State Department of Corrections and tax preparer for many years. Claire enjoyed reading, philanthropy, gardening, crafting, bowling, golfing, skiing and traveling the world. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, friend and scholar.

Claire is survived by her brother, Jeff Jost of Verona Beach, N.Y.; three sisters, Karen Carrier of East Islip, N.Y., Roberta Flynn of New Bern, N.C., and Margaret Porter of Bohemia, N.Y. She is also survived by four nieces, four nephews, three grand nieces, one grand nephew and numerous lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire's memory may be made to FitPatrick Cancer Center at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

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