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Clair William Ort

August 20, 1946 — December 16, 2021

Steelton

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Clair William Ort

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Clair William Ort, age 75, of Steelton, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, December 16, 2021.  Clair was born on Tuesday, August 20, 1946, in York to the late Walter R. Ort and Florence N. (Shenck) Ort.  In addition to his parents, Clair is preceded in death by his six brothers: Herman W., Clarence E., Charles E., Donald R., Ronald L., and Dale L. Ort; his two sisters: Dorothy M. and Joanne R. Ort; and his beloved canine companion, Mattie.

Clair’s survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Martha Jane (Stepp) Ort; his two brothers: Clayton B. Ort and wife, Iris, of York Haven, PA and Barry D. Ort and wife, Sherry, of FL; his sister, Pauline Y. Schaefer and husband, Elwood, of York, PA; and his sister-in-law, Grace Matlock and husband, Ronald Keyton, of Harrisburg, PA; and many nieces and nephews.  Even though Clair and Martha had no children of their own, they are also survived by: Aaron Stepp, Kelly (Stepp) Davis, Nelson Miller, Jenney Bernard, and Mary McSweeney, of whom they helped raise as their own.

Clair retired from Construction & General Laborers’ Local Union 1180 in Harrisburg, after 15 years of service working as a construction worker.  He was a longtime member of Harrisburg First Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Harrisburg.  Clair proudly served in the United States Army where he spent some time stationed in Germany.  He loved to show everyone the set of matching beer steins he brought back home.  Clair enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, watching old western movies, and walking his dog, Mattie.  He was quite the woodworker that always had a project.  Some of what he made included a train set that took up the whole basement and various pieces of furniture for every family member.  Clair will be most remembered for the kindness he showed to everyone.

All are welcome to join Clair’s family at his viewing on Thursday, December 23, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor David R. Sanner officiating.  Private burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.

In lieu of flowers, Clair’s family invites those wishing to celebrate his life with a memorial contribution to make them to Hospice for All Seasons, 280 South Hill Drive, Grantville, PA 17028.

Clair’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Clair’s full obituary, view his memorial video, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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24 Hour Viewing

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Committal Ceremony with Military Honors

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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