Clinton E. Street, 92, of Millsboro passed away peacefully at home on December 23, 2018. He was born to his mother and father, Mary and Harry Street on December 28, 1925 in the town of Millsboro, DE as one of nine children. He is survived by his sister, Beatrice E. Johnson; a niece: Linda C. Johnson; a nephew: William M. Draine, and other relatives.
Clinton was born with an inability to hear or speak, resulting in deafness throughout his life. In spite of his handicap of deafness, he lived a rewarding life – just short of 93 years, with his birthday just three days after Christmas.
His life involved: Being mentored in his childhood by his parents and loving sisters. Clinton attended a school for the deaf in Pennsylvania where he received a basic elementary education and learned sign language. He worked on his parents farm, obtained a driver’s license, and had full time employment for many years at Townsend’s Poultry Plant. He assisted in caring for his parents and a sister. He loved the Christmas holiday, sending cards, opening presents, the Christmas family meals – he loved food. His favorite hobby was assembly of jigsaw puzzles while sitting in front of his TV set. He maintained house, yardwork, cutting grass, pruning and leaf raking. He took care of several pet cats.
Clinton attended Indian Mission Church with his own personal deaf language instructor. He experienced surprise and pleasure when surprised in being honored for his 90th birthday given to him by his sister, Beatrice Johnson. Clinton has now completed his life cycle here on earth and has joined his father and mother, brothers and sisters in heaven. Rest in Peace!
Friends of Clinton may attend a viewing at 11:00 AM with funeral services at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Indian Mission Church. A heartfelt thank you to everyone participating in his service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nanticoke Indian Scholarship Fund, 27073 John J. Williams Hwy. Millsboro, DE 19966
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