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Clayton M. Wells

Clay Wells, age 32, of Doylestown, PA, passed away on July 12, 2021 at the  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, after a heroic struggle with cancer.

Born August 8, 1988, in Philadelphia, he was the husband of Marissa Spedale Wells, to whom he was married to for five wonderful years, and son of Clayton M. and Phyllis A. Skreski Wells.

Clay was raised in Doylestown, where he built friendships that lasted his entire life. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School and La Salle College High School, where he excelled on the lacrosse field.  Despite his small stature, Clay’s relentless drive earned him a spot on the Fairfield University Division I Lacrosse team.  His teammates recall his endless grit and fearless nature in the face of players twice his size. Clay received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering after enjoying four rewarding years at Fairfield University alongside his high school sweetheart, Marissa; his brother, Gordie; and his sister-in-law, Jamie.

Throughout their twenties, Clay and Marissa enjoyed countless adventures, moving from Dallas, TX to Atlanta, GA before eventually settling back at home in Doylestown.  Clay enjoyed traveling to many European countries, attending country music concerts, spending time at Lake Norman on his family’s boat, and sampling as many varieties of bourbon as he could get his hands on! He was loved for his selfless nature, his relentless spirit, and his refusal to quit, even when the odds were stacked against him. He had a prolific career at Johnson & Johnson, specifically shining as a manufacturing manager within the medical device field.  He touched so many people in his too-short life and will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

In addition to his wife and parents, Clay is survived by: brother Gordie Wells, and wife Jamie, of Dorchester, MA; sister Stevie Wells, of Brooklyn, NY; grandmother Patricia Skreski; and beloved yellow Labrador Callie. Clay is preceded in passing by grandparents Stanley Skreski, and Charles and Sonya Wells

A viewing will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.), New Britain, PA 18901. Clay’s funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 235 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901, with a viewing at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of mass, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clay’s honor to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to benefit children who may be struggling with a similar rare form of cancer that Clay valiantly battled. Checks made out to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation can be mailed via USPS to: CHOP Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Please remember to write “In memory of Clay Wells” on the memo line of the check. Gifts may also be made online at http://www.chop.edu/giving.

 

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Visitation

    Friday, July 16th, 2021
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, New Britain
    241 East Butler Avenue
    New Britain, PA 18901

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 17th, 2021
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    235 E. State Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, July 17th, 2021
    11:00 AM

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    235 E. State Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

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