C. T. Middleton

Mar 7 1934
Aug 3 2014
80 Years
Romansville - West Bradford Township

CT “Clarence” Middleton, 80, a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing (HUD) Washington, D.C., passed away Sunday, 3 August 2014, in the presence of his life long, Best Friend, Dr. Robert H. Hanna, his lovely wife, Doris H. Hanna and his younger daughter, Tatiana “Tanya” Middleton.

Mr. Middleton was an Appointee to the former Administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and the late Ronald Reagan. Additionally, he was an Appointee to the former Administration of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor Richard “Dick” Thornburgh to the Department of General Services, Government Contracts Division. After a brief retirement, Mr. Middleton was recruited to be the Executive Director of the Cape May Housing Authority, New Jersey and the Harve de Grace Housing Authority, Maryland. His earlier careers involved him with the Energy Industry, C+D Batteries, Plymouth Meeting, as their Purchasing Manager, General Electric, King of Prussia, as a NASA Project Engineer, Atlas Chemical, Wilmington, DE and Lukens Steel Company.

Born in Coatesville, Mr. Middleton was the elder son, of the late Clarence Middleton and Lillian Middleton Pennington. He graduated from Scott High School and degreed from Antioch University.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years between high school and college, during the Korean Conflict and continued serving for eight years in the Air Force Reserves.

He was a member and former Elder of both Second and First
Presbyterian Churches, West Chester, PA.

Mr. Middleton was a former member of Cape May Rotary (Past Pres.), West Chester Kiwanis, Coatesville Jaycees, a Mason, Philadelphia Purchasing Management Assoc. (Past Pres.), National Purchasing Management Assoc. (Office Elect) and Thursday Retired Men’s Club.

Being a Proud ultra-conservative Republican, Mr. Middleton’s interest centered on Politics, Community, and World Affairs. His Hobbies included Aviation, Football, Baseball, Golf. He was a passionate reader, especially of James Patterson and Tom Clancy. Most of all, he loved fishing in New Jersey, with his brother, Curtis and his nephews.

CT is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rose Nixon Middleton and younger daughter, Tatiana “Tanya” Middleton, both of West Bradford Twp., mother, Lillian Middleton Pennington and his brother, Curtis Middleton, Cape May, New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen Ann Middleton, sister, Alberta “Peggy” Hines, “adopted Father”, Mentor and Friend Kurt Strauss and “adopted sister” and Personal Compass, Florence Dekosky.

Services will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, 11 September at The Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main Street, Parkesburg, Pa 19365. Internment will be Private.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Miner St., West Chester, PA 19382 or the Chester County Hospital Hematology/ Oncology Unit, 440 E. Marshall St. Suite 201, West Chester, Pa 19382

Arrangements are being handled by the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Sep 12 2014 - 10:59am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Thanks be to God for the precious life of CT "Junie" Middleton. May his soul rest in peace.

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There are never any words that can take away this sadness..but the memories of all the times together will give you comfort.

Geralde W. Morgan and Family

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Dear C.T., I will miss your kindness, friendliness, and great stories. You have been a great friend to me.  With grace and dignity you went through life, even in illness.  I will always remember you, I'll miss you.

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Dear Rose & Tanya, 

My daughter Brenda just let me know about your loss of Clarence. I am so sorry to learn this. 

Please know that I am thinking about you during this most difficult time of trial. 

Kindly convey my profound regrets to your family. Clarence was a very nice, bright gentleman. 

May wonderful memories of earlier times come to mind during this period of mourning. 

Warmest regards, Sheila Kanter




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I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I will be thinking and sending prayers to you Rose and Tanya.


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