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James H. Clough Obituary
James H. “Cleo” Clough WATERVLIET – James H. “Cleo” Clough, 49, passed from this life on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Born in Troy on September 12, 1964, Jim was the 5th child of Maurice H. Clough of Watervliet and the late Sally A. Frawley Clough. Cleo grew up on 5th Avenue in a wonderful family and was raised with a great group of friends known as the “Morons” who have remained friends for life. He graduated from Sacred Heart of Mary School and was a 1982 graduate of Watervliet High School. Cleo was an exceptional football player and anchored the middle linebacker position for the Cannoneers. He was named to the Troy Record “All-City” and “All-Area” teams. He also was a member of the Watervliet Cannoneers championship varsity basketball team in 1982. He later attended Cortland State College and graduated from the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy held at Hudson Valley Community College. Cleo was employed at Portec Steel in Troy before being appointed to the Watervliet Police Department on July 16, 1988. He served the city as a police officer until retiring due to a disability on March 13, 2004. Most recently, he was employed by Clickner Security, Inc. as a security officer at the General Electric Research & Development Center. He was a member of the Watervliet K of C, the Watervliet PBA, Friday Night Poker Club and was named Volunteer of the Year at the Watervliet Little League. He loved to spend a fall Saturday afternoon at West Point rooting on the Cadets. His kids were truly his life and whether he was coaching Mitchell at the Watervliet Little League, making new friends at Teagan’s AAU girl’s basketball tournaments or traveling with Brooke to play soccer, he was always there for them. In and around Watervliet-everyone knew and loved Cleo. He could light up a room with his larger than life personality and smile. In addition to his father Maury (Pat Ethier) Clough, he is the best dad of Mitchell Maurice Clough, Teagan Nicole Clough and Brooke Victoria Clough, former husband of Lynn Larkin Clough, dear brother of Marie Bolt and Debbie (Dave) Pitaniello both of Watervliet, Colleen (Tim) Agars and Peggy (Larry) Connors both of Latham and John (Tamara) Clough of Lebanon, OH. He is also the favorite uncle of several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7th Avenue & 25th Street, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Cleo will be laid to rest with his Mom and Nana at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Sunday from 3-7 pm. Contributions would be appreciated to the James H. Clough Children’s Trust, c/o Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

Published in The Record on Dec. 14, 2013
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