Clara Schroth Lomady, 93, of Abington, died on June 7, 2014, at Chapel Pointe Retirement Community, Carlisle. She was born on October 5, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Schroth and wife of the late Wendell ”Fuzz” Lomady. Clara graduated from Frankford High School in Philadelphia. She is survived by her children; Susan Lomady (Joe) Martin of Carlisle, Nancy Lomady (Ed) Schale of Shippensburg, Frederick (Maureen) Lomady of Willow Grove and Judith Lomady (George) Schrieber of Carlisle, 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
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Clara was an Olympic bronze medalist, participating in both the 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki games on the USA Women’s Gymnastics team. She was team captain in both, and her specialty was the balance beam. Clara was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1974, and holds the record for the most AAU titles of any female athlete. Clara was a Girl Scout Leader, and enjoyed camping, bird feeding and watching. She worked as a secretary in the Abington School District. Spending summers on Long Beach Island, NJ, was a family favorite. A long standing member of the Reformed Church of Willow Grove, Clara sang in the church choir with her late husband Wendell.
The number one fan of her children and grandchildren, Clara will live on in their hearts and lives.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Willow Grove, PA 19090. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to the US Olympic Committee at www.teamusa.org/Donate. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences and for more information.