Stephen Barclay

PEORIA - Stephen T. Barclay, 66, of Peoria, formerly of Albany, N.Y., passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Stephen was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Gloversville, N.Y., the son of Richard and Mary Corinne Roberts Barclay. He married Carolyn Simmons in Peoria on Dec. 5, 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years; his mother, Mary Corinne Barclay; six daughters, Becky Robinson of Peoria, Shelly Criss of Dunlap; Jill Barclay of Peoria, Robynne Barclay of Peoria, Dominique Barclay of Peoria, and Meth (Nath) Hul of Joliet; one brother, Richard (Rojie) of Seattle, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; many nieces, and nephews; and his loyal dog Bella.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a foster son, William Long.

Stephen worked at the Peoria Journal Star for over 30 years.

Stephen was a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

In his spare time he loved to fish and was a member of the Hanna City Sportsman Club. Stephen was a loving and devoted family man. He was a gentle, caring, loving, hardworking man. Stephen will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral home in Peoria. Visitation will be Wednesday evening March 27, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Crippled Children's Foundation.

Please visit Stephen's story at www.Woolsey-Wilton.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 27, 2013