Clair was born on January 9, 1921.
As a B-17 bomber pilot, he was responsible for 35 successful missions over Germany.
He was recalled in Korea and after he ferried planes about the U.S. and Canada for a short time.
Following this he lost his love of flying and never flew again.
Around 40 or so years past he started a life together with the love of his life Mary Kleeman.
They lived together happily for 37 years.
She passed away two and half years ago and now Clair has gone to join her.
He is survived by his brother Bob McArthur, nephews Rodger of Newport and Gery of Bremerton, numerous great-nieces and nephews, and good friend John.
He will be remembered and dearly missed.
A graveside service will be held at Newport Cemetery on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1 pm.