Thomas J. and Rose Marie Clyne SAUGERTIES - Rose Marie Clyne, 86 of Saugerties, died at home on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Born in Brooklyn on Feb. 23, 1927 she was the youngest daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Gibbons) Speth and sister of Agnes McDougall, Elizabeth Callahan, Margaret Hickey and Catherine Conklin, all deceased. Rose Marie graduated from John Adams High School in Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. in 1945. She worked as a bank teller in Manhattan and then as a telephone operator, also in New York City. Later she became a school crossing guard for the NYC Police Department. She moved to Saugerties in 1969 where she was a full-time homemaker. She was married to Thomas Joseph Clyne for 59 years, from Sept. 16, 1951 until his death on Dec. 23, 2010. Both Rose Marie and Thomas were parishioners of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Glasco. Thomas J. Clyne was born in Mount Marion on Nov. 19, 1924. He was the son of James and Helen (Hoban) Clyne. He was pre-deceased by many of his siblings, Mary Middleton, James Clyne, John Clyne, Agnes Burns, Helen McKenna, Florence Keefe, Catherine Masters and Frank Clyne. He attended John Adams High School in Queens until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served in Pensacola, Fla. as an aviation mechanic. After his Navy service he completed his high school diploma and took some courses though Queens College. He worked as a machinist for Sperry Gyroscope Corporation, a teacher of aviation at Roosevelt Field (where he and his students re-built the broken wing on Lindbergh’s Sprit of St. Louis which is now in the Smithsonian_ and as a splicer for the New York Telephone Company. In April 1951 he became a N.Y. City Fireman
which was the career he truly loved. After Retiring from FDNY in 1971, he worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired from the Postal Service. He retired from the Postal Service in 1989 and continued working a variety of part-time jobs until age 80, his favorite of which was teaching driver education through the PAAS Auto School. He was a member of the Holy name Society of St. Joseph’s in Glasco and the Saugerties Council Knights of Columbus #4536. Rose Marie and Thomas are survived by their daughters Nancy Clyne and Lorraine Miner, their son-in-law Keith Miner and their beloved grandchildren, Victoria Rose Miner and Timothy Thomas Miner, all of Saugerties, Thomas’ sister Alice Lipinsky of Pa., and his brother Richard Clyne of Calif., and dozens of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made in honor of their parents to John A. Coleman High School, 430 Hurley Avenue, Hurley, N.Y. 12443.