Bernard G. "Gary" Clement Sr., 61, native of Watertown


Bernard G. "Gary" Clement Sr., a resident of DeLancey, NY passed away April 27, 2013 after battling cancer.

Born in Watertown on Jan. 21, 1952, he was the son of Bernard J. Clement and Betty (Smith) Clement.

Gary graduated from Watertown High School in 1970 and then attended Syracuse University College of Forestry.

Gary married Sherrie Halpin Aug. 21, 1971 where they lived in Burrville, NY.  He worked in the family owned business as a Sawyer for several years before moving to Massachusetts and then on to DeLancey, NY where he was the sole proprietor of Just Plane Wood, a contracting company.

Gary was an exempt member of the Town of Watertown Fire Department, EMT and member of the Eagles #782 in Watertown. He was also a member of the Northern Loggers Association for over 30 years and the New England Kiln Drying Association for over 20 years.

In his spare time, Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.

Gary was predeceased by his father, Bernard, and his brother, Randy.

He is survived by his wife Sherrie of DeLancey.  His daughter, Tracy (Clement) Dorr, her husband Luke and their children, Breanna, Zachary and Tyler, all of Camden, Maine.  His son, Bernard G. Clement, Jr., his wife Pauline and their two children, Johnathan and Nathan, all of Dalzell, South Carolina. His siblings Doug and his wife Debi; David and his wife Lorraine; Diane Armstrong and her husband David; Timothy and his wife Lisa; Jeffrey and his wife Shawn; Janet Gardner and her husband Michael; Philip and his wife Candy. Many nieces and nephews.

The memorial service for Gary will be 11 am Saturday, May 4th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at the Town of Watertown Fire Station #1, Watertown Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Gary to American Cancer Society – Randy’s Rangers Team, c/o David Clement, 6390 Floral Drive, Watertown, NY 13601.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
, Watertown, NY
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