Kelly Z. Claar, Jr., 25

November 22, 2017

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.~ Psalm 34:18
Kelly Z. Claar, Jr., 25, of Lititz, entered into the more immediate presence of the Lord on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, and now rests in eternal peace.
A former United States Marine who served with pride and distinction, Kelly was a 2010 graduate of Warwick High School, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lititz Springs Post 1463. He was employed by KLB Masonry, Manheim, Pa, as a Mason Tender.
Kelly is survived by his loving family, mother and step-father Michele and Kirk Toburen, brother Lcpl Taylor Claar U.S.M.C. and wife Kristen, sisters Brandie and Cortnie Peters, step-brother Tyler Toburen and wife Tiffany, grandparents Nelson and Janet Peters, step-grandparents Charles and Carol Toburen, nephew Jaxon Peters and niece Taryn Toburen.
A private family service will be held. Friends are invited to call upon the family at Grace Church, 501 West Lincoln Ave, Lititz, Pa, Thursday. November 30th, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM,
In lieu of flowers, the family invites those who wish to memorialize Kelly and his service to our nation to make a contribution to The Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County, 315 Clay Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

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December 01, 2017

I knew Kelly when he attended DM school , I was one of instructors then we ran into each other in 3/3 and I was his Company Gunny. Very motivated while doing his job and such a strong personality. It crushes me to hear and read about his passing. Through tough times and good times, love you brother. To the family I’m sorry for your loss and if there is anything that needs assistance please reach out to me. 210 749 8353, Ricardo Gill. Or as Kelly said Gunny Gill. 
Lima 7 
GySgt Gill, Ricardo U.S.M.C. (Retired)

November 30, 2017

Kelly and I served together in Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (F.A.S.T.) He was loyal friend and a great Marine, we have a countless amount of good times. I was terribly sorry to hear this tragic news. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. 

November 30, 2017

Brother we served together thru some tuff times. Finding this out thru the chain really hurts. Last we spoke we had a real heart to heart about things. You were a great leader, a phenomenal Marine and one of my best friends. Unreal reading this. Sender Fidelis, 
Sgt. Robinson 

November 30, 2017

Always sad to hear when one of the brothers you served with is gone.  I only have good memories with Claar from Camp Allen, rest easy brother until Valhalla. To his loved ones, I’m truly sorry to hear of your loss.  – RJ

November 30, 2017

Nelson and Janet – This is Patti Balmer (Bob and Jean Balmer’s daughter), now Patti Boren.  I am so very sorry for the loss of your grandson.  I know the pain that comes with losing a loved one.  I lost my brother(Randy) and my husband (John) in 2012, and my dad in 2014.  How precious are the promises of our Savior when He said, “I go and prepare a place for you, so that where I am, there you may be also.”  Know that I am praying for you and the whole family to feel His presence and His peace.
With Love,
Patti Boren

November 30, 2017

Reading this obituary seems so surreal. Kelly is one of the best friends I have ever had. We went through some of the toughest times of our lives together. Most of my fondest memories are with Kelly, just last week myself and Sovichea were talking about Kelly wondering how he was doing. From getting into mischief out in VA beach, to having each others back, he’s always been there to keep me going. -Cory

November 29, 2017

kelly brought so much light to my life and those of our friends. we went to high school together and spent weekends being as exciting as possible, being young and flightless. never doubt how happy he made everyone who knew him. <3

November 28, 2017

May peace and love fill Kelly and the lives he touched. He will live in the hearts left behind.  Memories are the consolation for a life too short lived. Lisa Friday

Thursday, November 30, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Grace Church
501 West Lincoln Ave
Lititz, PA
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