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Friday July 24th, 2020
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Gary A. Clearwater

Gary A. Clearwater of Kerhonkson, NY passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was 67 years old. Gary was born on August 3, 1952 in Ellenville, NY; he was the son of the late Allan and Mildred (Wood) Clearwater.


Gary being a lifelong resident of the area graduated from Ellenville High School. He worked as an Auto Body Repair Man at B & H Garage and Body Shop in Ellenville. Gary was a life member of Kimble Hose Co #2 and a member of the Ulster Heights Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but most of all was a loving husband and father who will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.


Surviving are his wife Terry Finkbeiner Clearwater whom he married in 1985, their children, Tracy Hammel and her significant other Terence Doyle, Frances Soule and her husband Ralph, Gary Clearwater Jr. and his wife Elyse and Eric Clearwater; grandchildren, George Hammel III, Corey Hammel, Page Banks, Rebecca Banks, Dillon Finke, Mason Clearwater, Gary Clearwater III and Mikayla Clearwater; father-in-law, Louis Finkbeiner; sister-in-law, Kathy Finkbeiner and her significant other Bill Ruerup; brothers-in-law, Kevin and Michael Finkbeiner; Mason’s mom Jacqueline Davi and Rodney Leslie who was like a brother to Gary as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.


In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by his siblings, Mary Marl, Virginia Finnin and Allan Clearwater.


Visiting will be held on Friday, July 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with a celebration of Gary’s life beginning at 8:30 that evening at Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson, 30 42nd. St., Kerhonkson. In the interest of public safety, all visitors must wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines.


In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your local ASPCA.


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A candle was lit in memory of Gary Clearwater

Bennett family Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Terry and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ill always remember the jokes and the smile, he truly was an amazing man!

Michael Gossweyler Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Terry and family - So sorry for your loss. We lost a good man. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Rest in peace Gary.

Karl Haag and Family Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Clearwater

Aaron Pomerantz Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

We have lost one of the good ones,Gary ClearwaterMy heart goes out to TerryGarys partner in crime,laughs and lovethe Clearwaters were like family to me when I 1st moved to Old Plank Rd.Tracie,Georgie and Cory.Gary Jr and Eric Im So sorry for their loss of a great Dad and Grandfather.Gary was and is in memory a truly wonderful man,with a kind and generous heart and made the best Chili!!! Gary Clearwater you left a mark on this earth and you will be greatly missed

Colleen Creighton Jul 23 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

Sheila Hepler Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Terry and family,
So very sorry for your loss. May all your memories help you through this difficult time.
Debbie and Mark Smith

Debra Smith Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Terry and family
So very sorry for your loss . Hoping your memories will carry you through this very difficult time .
Love Ken and Pat Cook

Ken and Pat Cook Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Clearwater

Alan & Brenda Lutz Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Clearwater

Todd Wilhelm and Family. Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

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