Clebert Paul Messenger, 87, of 7704 Route 474, North Clymer, N.Y., died January 15, 2011, at his home.

He was born December 31, 1923, the son of the late W. Clyde and Mamie Gates Messenger, on the family farm on Alderbottom Road in Columbus Township.

He married Neat (Marian) Wiggers Faulkner on November 26, 1960, and made his home with her until her death on July 21, 1999.

Clebert was preceded in death by his wife, Neat; two brothers, Harold and Melvin Messenger; a sister, Estella Messenger Tripp; a stepson, Roy P. Faulkner; and a granddaughter, Denise Faulkner.

He is survived by a sister, Catherine Ottaway, Buffalo, N.Y.; a stepson, John P. (Becky) Faulkner, Clymer, N.Y.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Margaret Shearman, Clymer, N.Y.; three stepgrandchildren, Melissa (Lex) Brumagin, Chris Faulkner and Ed Faulkner; six great-stepgrandchildren, Carson Roy and Harleigh Elizabeth Faulkner, (Ed), Clymer, N.Y., and Emily, Elizabeth, Erin and Gregory Brumagin, Findley Lake, N.Y. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.