Clarence Adolph Ghirardi

On February 10, 2017 in the afternoon, Clarence Adolph Ghirardi laid down his burdens and rejoined that part of his family which had preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Barbara Jean Ghirardi; his son, Michael William Ghirardi and his daughter, Lorie Ann Ghirardi; his grandchildren Kayleigh Noelle Aguilar, Calliope Mikhaila Ghirardi, Eric Vayle Ghirardi, Matthew Raven Ghirardi, Dora Rose Ghirardi, Drayce William Ghirardi; and his great grandsons, Garris Kanean Aguilar and Lincoln John Strother; as well as various cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He retired from Houston Lighting & Power (HL&P) after 40 years of service, and was well known by League City politicians throughout his entire life; though he never held office many who did so heeded his voice. Clarence was a devoted family man and was extremely giving of his time and energy to any person or cause he felt strongly about. He grew up the son of Italian immigrant truck farmers and from those humble beginnings, lived an honorable and quiet life.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6-9:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573. A grave side service will follow on Saturday at 10:00am at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas with Deacon Andy DeYoung officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Clarence’s honor.


  1. Some 38 years ago I transferred to the Robinson power plant where Clarence was my boss. He took a liking to me and we became friends. He was the most dedicated man I had ever met to his job. He knew the plant like the back of his hand, able to take electrical wiring diagrams and troubleshoot problems as fast as anyone I knew. As friends we talked about death and going to heaven, the question was can a person know if they are going to heaven. We went to the source ( the Bible) and spent a couple years during lunch time searching. The Bible is the most awesome book on earth and Clarence prayed with me to confirm his faith that Jesus is Lord, the only begotten Son of God, asking for forgiveness of sins, simply asking the Lord to save him like the man on the cross next to the Lord. Clarence was not only my boss, my friend but that day he became my eternal brother.

    Jodie Sanders
  2. Such a wonderful and caring man. The love he had for his family was amazing and his kind nature was a blessing. He was one I could talk to without judgement. He will be missed but God took another beautiful soul to His kingdom.

    Sarah Pegues

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