Gerald T. McClemons, Sr

Born: Sun., Sep. 6, 1931
Died: Fri., Mar. 2, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 05, 2012
Location: Watson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 06, 2012
Location: Watson Funeral Home

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Gerald ‘Gary’ T. McClemons, Sr, 80, of New Haven passed away Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at University Hospital. He was born Sept 6, 1931 in Dougherty, Iowa a son of Thomas & Gertrude Haufbauer McClemons. . Gary worked for Schneider Packaging for many years. He also worked as a mechanic and carpenter at various places before his retirement. He served with the U. S. Air Force from 1951- 1959 and was a member of the American Legion Post # 915, Central Square and the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars. Gary also enjoyed gardening. He had lived in Central Square before moving to the Oswego area in 1988. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Peggy A. Van Gilder. She died March 3, 2009.  They were married in Des Moines, Iowa in 1954.
Surviving are four daughters, Theresa McClemons and Frank Fellows, Lacona, NY, Karen & Richard Yelle, Central Square, Mary McClemons, Oswego and Gail & Glen McKenna, Brewerton, two sons, Lawrence McClemons, Mallory, Dale McClemons, Fulton, a son in law, Preston O’Neil, Central Square, 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a sister, Carol Perry, Syracuse and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Sharon O’Neil and two sons, Gary & William.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Tuesday from the Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, NY. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-7 at the funeral home, 631 S. Main Street.

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Elaine & Brad Webb
   Posted Sun March 04, 2012
Thinking and praying for your family during this painful loss.

Shannon Huneycutt
   Posted Sun March 04, 2012
We are sending thoughts and prayers your way and wish we could be there during this difficult time. We love and miss you all.

You will truly be missed Grandpa!!

Shannon, Jason, and Dakota

Sue Hilts Ridgeway
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Gail and family, I have great memories of both your Mom and Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers..... Rest in peace, Gary.

Mel Blowers
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and love to the family. Sorry I won't be able to attend. I know he will be greatly missed by you all.

Mary Keys Wescott
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Terry, Karen, Mary, Gail Lyn, Larry, and Dale -The Keys family would like to extend their Deepest Sympathy from our family to yours... We are sorry for your loss, thinking and Praying for all of you as you go through this sad time. Deepest Sympathy blessings and the Lord's Peace be with you...
Terry - I will see you this evening... Love, Mary

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