GILBERTSVILLE – Clinton J. Hall Sr., 87, a Marine who retired from Gilbertsville Central School District as maintenance supervisor, passed away on March 15, 2019, at Chase Nursing Home.
Born in Westfield, N.J., he was the son of Catherine McGough and Clinton Hall. He married Laura F. Winton on Aug. 22, 1953. They enjoyed 65 years of wedded bliss.
Clinton served in the Marines from 1951 to 1959. He was a combat engineer and construction foreman in Korea and Okinawa.
He worked briefly for the Town of Gilbertsville as a highway worker and then was maintenance superintendent for the Gilbertsville Central School District until his retirement.
He was a member of Butternut Valley Grange, American Legion Post 1339 and a trustee for the Butternuts Cemetery Association.
Clinton, affectionately called “Fishin Grampa” by his grandchildren, loved politics, gambling, mowing lawns and working with wood. Clinton spent summers mowing cemetery lawns for free.
He painted close to 200 Disney pictures a month to donate to Shriners, St. Jude and local hospitals. He completed enough pictures to continue sending them through 2020. He made clocks, birdhouses, garden markers, toy boxes and lighthouses for his family on many occasions.
He will be remembered for his work ethic, passion for his hobbies and love for his wife, Laura.
He and Laura had seven children, all of whom survive, Joe (Kelly) Hall, Bob (Sherry) Hall, Deb (Eddie) Swinford, Rich (Annette) Hall, Linda (Charlie) Marble, Sandy (Lonnie) Marble and Mike (Cindi) Hall. He is also survived by siblings, Kay MacCloskey-Jones and Ron Hall; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, June Haydu; and son-in-law, Donald (Lonnie) Marble.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Morris.
A funeral, with military honors, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville. Burial, in Brookside Cemetery, Gilbertsville, will follow.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home.