SARATOGA SPRINGS - Timothy Kevin Clare of Caroline Street died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, after a short but courageous battle. He was 48.
Tim was born Dec. 18, 1964, in Suffern, N.Y., to the late Kevin and Aileen (Rogers) Clare. He and his family relocated to Clifton Park and he was a 1982 graduate of Shenendehowa High School. Tim participated in several sports while at Shen, but he was most proud of his varsity basketball days. He then went on to graduate in 1986 from Marist College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
Tim married his wife, Susan McDonnell, July 16, 1989.
He had a diversified career in the insurance industry. He worked for MetLife, Nationwide and most recently FEMA. He took great pride in the work he did and managed to make many great friends and acquaintances over the years.
Tim was a very active and devoted Dad to his two children, Brigid and Patrick. He coached basketball, soccer and baseball. He never missed a game and was the first to cheer them on.
He was also a member of the IAABO and really loved officiating boys' high school basketball games. He was an avid sports fan who's favorite teams included the New York Giants and the New York Mets.
Tim and his family enjoyed traveling and took several trips to Disney World, the Caribbean and Ireland.
He was looking forward to attending his daughter's graduation in May from Fordham University.
Tim is survived by his wife, Susan, his daughter, Brigid, and his son, Patrick, all of Saratoga Springs; his brothers, Terence (Peggy) of Malta, Brendan (Cheri) of Tampa, Fla., William (Shawn) of Albany and Brian (Karen) of Portland, Ore.; his sister, MaryEllen (John) Siple of Latham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tim's family would like to thank all of the health care professionals at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital for the excellent care he received throughout this last year. Thanks also to Hospice of Saratoga for their guidance and support while at Saratoga Hospital.
Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today, March 24, 2013, at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-5373.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at St. Clement's Church on Lake Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, Tim's wish was to establish a fund for his children's education. Donations may be made to Clare Children Education Fund, c/o Meredith Rumpf, Adirondack Trust Co., 473 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Mar. 23, 2013