Veril Richard Clelland

May 25, 1928 - February 19, 2018

Visitation: Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills

Service: Saturday 11 a.m. in Hiland Presbyterian Church

On February 19, 2018, Veril Richard Clelland, age 89 of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA, Scottdale PA, and was born in Star Junction, PA.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia; his parents, Florence and Veril Clellandl his brother, Don Clelland; and sister Vnetta Hoppe.  He is survived son, Mark R. (Sharen) Clelland;  his daughter Jill A. Clelland; his sister, Jeanne (George) Koch; grandchildren, Megan, Kate and Sean Clelland; and numerous nieces nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  After graduating high school, Richard joined the Army Air Corps, and was stationed at several locations, including Johnston Island Airfield, where he was an air traffic controller.  After an honorable discharge at the rank of sergeant, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, and obtained a bachelors degree in accounting.  He worked his way through school at Robertshaw, and proudly spent his professional career with PPG, where he was the federal tax manager.  He enjoyed the challenge and his relationships at PPG so much that he continues part-time after retirement.  Richard enjoyed golfing, and had two holes in one, both after the age of 70.  He was also an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports, continuing to cheer on the Steelers after the move to Florida.  He and Virginia enjoyed cruising and travel, making new friends with each trip.  Faith and family were important to Richard.  He was a long-term Deacon at Hiland Presbyterian Church, a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, and enjoyed spending as much time as possibly with his family.  Friends received Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills.  Services in Hiland Presbyterian Church Saturday 11 a.m.

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  • Kraig Sass

    I am saddened to hear of your loss. Jill spoke often of her father. He was truly a member of the greatest generation. When a man of faith passes, we can find comfort in knowing that he has received the ultimate healing and has found his way home.

  • maryfrances Lewis

    Jill & Mark–The passing of your dad, my brother-in-law, is a time of great sadness. I am so grateful that I had the chance to see the three of you together in January when I visited in Florida. May your grief be tempered by knowing that again Dick is with my sister Virginia and that your mom and dad are once again together. Our love, Aunt MaryFrances and Uncle Bill–and all your cousins!

  • Larry & Judy Lovell

    Saddened to learn of the passing of Dick, my brother-in-law, widower of my sister, Virginia Mae. Fond memories of when I was little, visiting them in Scottsdale, as well as his parents and sisters. Fondest may be of his Mom & Dad’s front porch. Condolences to Mark & Jill, we sure had lots of adventures, especially when your Mom & Dad moved to North Hills, Pittsburgh. Blessings & Love to you, Aunt Judy + Uncle Larry


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