Size, Clarence Al
Birth: Tuesday, April 02, 1929 in Scranton, Pensylvania
Residence: North Beach, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the age of 89
Laid to Rest: in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Clarence "Al" Size died peacefully at home in the early morning hours of January 23, 2019 in North Beach, MD at the age of 89. Al was born on April 2, 1929 in Scranton, PA to Aloysius and Mary Size. He graduated from Eastern High School in Washington D.C. From August 8, 1950 to June 4, 1954, Al served in the US Navy as a gunners mate second class, earning The National Service Defense Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. He married Gerry Sauve after meeting in Warflynn Beauty College. From 1957 to 1979, Al was a firefighter for Rescue Squad 2 in Washington DC. Al was a dedicated member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in North Beach, MD.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Geraldine "Gerry" Sauve Size, daughters Victoria "Vicki" Baxter (Gene) of Chesapeake Beach and Valinda "Vinny" Dodson (Dod) of Reston, VA. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Laurie Size of Stevensville and a niece Suzie Kelly (Dennis) of Rosedale, VA. Al was preceded in death by his son Victor Size and grandson Paul Baxter.
Family and friends will be received Saturday, January 26 from 10-11 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, North Beach, where a Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 AM. Inurnment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions in Al's name may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at firehero.org. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.