Roy & Rochelle (Skip) Clair were both born in 1943 and graduated from Warwick High School. Roy graduated from Millersville University in 1966. They have three children, Michelle, Barry, and Wes, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Roy B. Clair
Roy was a teacher at Cocalico High School and Ephrata High School prior to becoming the CEO of Clair Brothers in 1967, a position he held until 2008. Roy has always had a strong commitment to the community and was elected Mayor of Lititz in 1986 and continued to serve as Mayor through 1994. Roy was a member of the Board of Trustees of Millersville University from 1992-1995 as well as Linden Hall, serving as a Trustee from 1980-1984. He also served as Chairman of the Building Committee for the Lititz Community Center. He has received numerous recognitions for his work on behalf of the community, including the Les Paul Audio Engineer Hall of Fame Award (2002), the Millersville Alumni Distinguished Service Award (2003), the Parnelli Award (2008), and the Eponym of the Clair Performance Hall at Millersville University. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Millersville University in 2015. We proudly award the Emerald Hometown Hero Award to Roy in thanks for his longstanding volunteer leadership throughout our community.
Rochelle (Skip) Clair
Skip was an employee of RCA in Lancaster, PA and was deeply involved in the community, including serving as Executive Director of Lititz Community Center. Skip also continued supporting her community as a volunteer at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and is a member of Lititz Women’s Club. We recognize Skip for her continued support of our community and welcome her to the distinguished group of Emerald’s Hometown Hero Award recipients.