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Deborah L. Claar

Deborah L. Claar, 49, residing in Columbus, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014 at her home.

Deborah was born on July 14, 1964 in Sandusky, Ohio to James and Evelyn (Merk) Claar.

Deb was employed with Amerisource Bergen Corp in Lockbourne, Ohio. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the Huron and Columbus Eagles Club. In her spare time, she enjoyed being on the lake, buckeye football, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Deborah is survived by her daughter, Jessica (Todd) Kaufman of Sandusky; son, Neil Trautman of Akron; mother, Evelyn Claar of Sandusky; companion, Steven J. Groom of Columbus; granddaughters; Taylor and Leah Kaufman; sisters, Christine (James Milks) Claar of Norwalk, Paula Mary (Tom) Schmansky of Westland, MI, Julie (Steven) Melilli of Palm Harbor, FL; brothers, Jeffrey C. (Debra) Claar of Huron, Michael S. (Karen) Claar of Sandusky, Daniel J. (Teresa) Claar of Huron and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her father, James Claar, Deborah is preceded in death by a brother, in infancy, James C. Claar and both paternal and maternal grandparents.

Friends may call on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 9:00 am until the time of prayer services at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sandusky with Deacon Jeffrey Claar, Deb's brother officiating. Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky. A social gathering will be held following inurnment at the Brass Pelican Varsity Club, 414 W. Perkins Ave, Sandusky.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deborah's memory may be made to one's favorite charity.

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