Lt. Col. Linwood R. Clay, US Air Force Reserve (Ret), 94, World War II Veteran

Lt. Col. Linwood R. Clay, US Air Force Reserve (Ret), 94 of Haverhill, died Thursday morning, April 16.

He was born in Dover, N.H., August 24, 1920, son of the late Arthur M. and Ethel W. (Judd) Clay. Educated in the Haverhill school system, Clay graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1938. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Force and earned a World War II Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal. While in the Air Force he was a first class lieutenant electronics officer with the 44th Bomb Group, England. Upon discharge he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University in Industrial Technology and Business Administration. For more than 38 years he was employed as a senior quality assurance engineer for Raytheon from where he retired in 1992. Clay was an ardent New England Patriots fan and was very humble and generous in spirit.

His survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sylvia I. (Falconer) Clay of Haverhill and a daughter, Laurie L. Clay of Haverhill. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his graveside service Tuesday afternoon, April 21 at 2 p.m. in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill & Bradford. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.