Gregory S. Cluett
May 29, 2015
Gregory Stone Cluett, 97, passed away at home in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina early Friday morning, May 29, 2015.
Gregory Stone Cluett was born in Hoosick Falls, New York to Camilla Rising Cluett and Sanford L. Cluett on January 22, 1918. The eldest living son, he is predeceased by his parents, a younger brother Sanford L. Cluett, Jr., and a sister, Camilla Trent Vincinti. Greg is also predeceased by his first wife, Alice Ketchum Cluett, his second wife, Jean Roddy Cluett and a son Henry Sanford Cluett.
Greg, Alice and their three children were avid snow skiers with a second home at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. They were active in the Madison Ski Club, Madison, New Jersey. Alice passed away in 1992.
Greg and Jean Roddy married in 1972. They were motor home enthusiasts and active in the GMC Colonial Travelers Club. During their years as members, Greg held positons of secretary and president. Jean passed away in 2004.
Greg attended Troy Country Day School in Troy, New York and Berkshire School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the University of Arizona and the University of South Dakota before entering military service in WW II.
Greg served in the Army Air Forces flying out of England in the 8th AAF, 351st Bomb Group, 511 Bombardment Squadron. He was a belly gunner and flew 37 missions. Greg was honorably discharged on May 30, 1945. During peacetime, Greg was once again able to fly in a B17 when the Commerative Air Force brought the Liberty Bell to Norfolk, Virginia in August 2008.
Greg is survived by his daughters, Carol Bruce and husband Jay of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Heidi Thomas and husband Ken of Austin, Texas. Greg leaves six grandchildren: Jay A. Bruce, Sara Y. Blevins, Greg K. Yates, Pax Chagnon, Eric S. Cluett and Casey S. Cluett and nine great grandchildren: Will Barnett, Mackenzie and Sidney Yates, Noelle, Amri and Levi Chagnon, Erik Cluett and Kailee and Zach Cluett. He also leaves his brother, Marvin V. Cluett, of Houston, Texas.
Greg will be laid to rest in the Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pennsylvania. He will be laid to rest next to his loving wife Jean and in a community that loved them both. Arrangements have been made through Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford. The family asks that donations be made to your local hospice in his memory.