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Joseph Philip Gee, 80, of Clinton, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at his home. He was born August 12, 1933, in Hanover, New Hampshire, a son of the late Philip and Emma (Stone) Gee. Joe graduated from Castleton State Teachers' College and received his Master's Degree from Syracuse University through a grant from the National Science Foundation. On October 28, 1952, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Waterman. Joe retired from Clinton Central School, where he taught biology and coached girls' soccer and cross country. After his retirement, Joe enjoyed working with the Mohawk Valley Workshop as a job coach and evaluator for disadvantaged children and the developmentally disabled. He served as a moderator at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Utica. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; his daughter, Heidi Pangratis, of Albany; his grandson, Jetta Intelisano and his wife, Kate, of E. Greenbush; two great-grandsons, Ian and Izaiah Joseph; and a sister-in-law, Mary Gee and her family, of Rhode Island. He was predeceased by two sons, Paul and Peter, and his brother, James. A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Higby Road, Utica, NY. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton. owenspavlotrogers.com
Owens, Pavlot, & Rogers Funeral Home
35 College St Clinton, NY 13323
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Feb. 27, 2014