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Clyde Moses Awad, Born June 7, 1924 in Massachusetts passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at his residence in Sonora, California.

On the morning of August 30, 2021, Clyde Awad of Sonora, CA died peacefully at home of Vascular dementia. Family was by his side.

Clyde was born in Malden, MA to Hazel and Moses Awad in 1924. Clyde graduated from Malden High School. He then joined the US Army and served during WW2 in the European theater, 69th Infantry division. Clyde attended Tufts University and graduated in 1950 with a degree in chemistry/metallurgy. He worked for more than forty years in the semiconductor industry, starting with the makers of the first Germanium Diodes ever made to Silicon Microprocessors. Clyde proudly worked for Raytheon East Coast and Raytheon Semiconductor in Mt. View, CA, then returned to Raytheon East Coast, working as a site manager inspector in Silicon Valley semiconductor factories. Monolithic Memories in Santa Clara, CA hired him as Quality Assurance Manager. When Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) bought the firm, they retained Clyde in the same position until he retired in the early 1990s.

Always interested in the world around him, Clyde had many hobbies after retirement; Construction Electrical, Plumbing, Computer, and he could fix almost anything. Automobiles were another passion of his, proven by the many different cars he owned in his life.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law June and Robert Plummer, brothers-in-law Donald Malcolm and Albert Amico (all of MA); several members of Julia’s family including her parents Leslie and Grace Joselyn of Sonora CA, and in Monterey, CA, her sister and brother-in-law Christine and Antoine Crivello, and brother Peter Joselyn.

Clyde leaves behind a multitude of family and good friends. His wife Julia Awad of Sonora, CA, Julia’s sister Karen (Ken) Hawkins, of Monterey, CA. and her brother Alan (Donna) Joselyn of FL. Clyde is also survived by his sisters Jill Amico and Diane Malcolm, both of MA, son John Pitsker, daughters Corina (Steven) Hassen of Sonora, CA, Veronika (Gary) Lane, of Magalia, CA, and son Eric (Melody) Pitsker of Citrus Heights, CA.

Clyde is also survived by 9 grandchildren; David (Tiffany) Pitsker, Aaron (Dakota) Pitsker, and Amy Pitsker; Sharla Lane and Lewis (Samantha) Lane; Kristi (Jake) Crichton; Hailey (William) Hassen, Ryan Hassen, and Colton Hassen; 9 great grandchildren; Kevin, Aubrey, Amelia, Eleanor, Gabriel, Gavin, Nicole, Annabelle and Grace; and his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

A memorial will be held at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, 225E Rose Ave., Sonora, CA, at 2:00 p.m Saturday, September 18. Burial will follow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery, Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora, CA
Memorial donations may be made to Adventist Health Hospice, 20100 Cedar Rd. North, Sonora CA, 95970.

Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements

  • Date of Death: 08/30/2021
  • Age: 97
  • Residence: Sonora, CA
  • Services: at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, 225E Rose Ave at Lyons Street, Sonora, CA, at 2:00 p.m Saturday, September 18, 2021. Burial will follow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery, Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora, CA with Military Honors.