He and Florence were blessed to enjoy wonderful times together as they traveled to Alaska, Montana, Maine, Vermont and Missouri. Clyde knew every back road for multiple counties around, and he and Florence enjoyed getting out and taking rides.
In 2002, Clyde and Florence began a new phase of retired life as they moved to Springfield Center. They enjoyed immensely their newly found friendships there. With friends in the local Spring-Star Leatherstocking Seniors group, they enjoyed monthly gatherings, went on trips, attended the Glimmerglass Opera, had a Pitch card-playing group, and celebrated many birthdays together. Clyde loved to take others out on Otsego Lake to fish.
Clyde had a special, warm way about him. With his twinkling eyes, ready smile, and engaging ways he instantly put people at ease. He left an indelible mark in our hearts and he will be dearly missed until we meet again.
Open calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 W. James St., Richfield Springs.
There will be a private funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Clyde’s memory can be made to Catskill Area Hospice or the Dialysis Unit at Bassett Hospital, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.