Gregory Stone Cluett

| 09 Jun 2015 | 06:10

Gregory Stone Cluett of Kitty Hawk, N.C., died at home on early Friday morning, May 29, 2015. He was 97.

Son of Camilla Rising Cluett and Sanford L. Cluett, he was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 1918.

The eldest living son, he is predeceased by his parents; a younger brother, Sanford L. Cluett Jr.; and a sister, Camilla Trent Vincinti. He is also predeceased by his first wife, Alice Ketchum Cluett; his second wife, Jean Roddy Cluett; and a son, Henry Sanford Cluett.

Greg, Alice and their three children were avid snow skiers with a second home at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. They were active in the Madison Ski Club, Madison, New Jersey. Alice died in 1992.

Greg and Jean Roddy married in 1972. They were motor home enthusiasts and active in the GMC Colonial Travelers Club. During their years as members, Greg held positions of secretary and president. Jean died in 2004.

He attended Troy Country Day School in Troy, N.Y., and Berkshire School in Great Barrington, Mass., the University of Arizona and the University of South Dakota before entering military service in World War II.

He served in the Army Air Forces flying out of England in the 8th AAF, 351 Bomb Group, 511 Bombardment Squadron. He was a belly gunner and flew 37 missions. He was honorably discharged on May 30, 1945. During peacetime, he was once again able to fly in a B17 when the Commerative Air Force brought the Liberty Bell to Norfolk, Va., in Aug. 2008.

Survivors include his daughters, Carol Bruce and husband, Jay, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Heidi Thomas and husband, Ken, of Austin, Texas.; five grandchildren, Sara Y. Blevins, Greg K. Yates, Pax Chagnon, Eric S. Cluett and Casey S. Cluett; and nine great grandchildren, Will Barnett, Mackenzie and Sidney Yates, Noelle, Amri and Levi Chagnon, Erik Cluett and Kailee and Zach Cluett; and his brother, Marvin V. Cluett, of Houston, Texas.

He will be laid to rest in the Milford Cemetery, Milford, next to his wife Jean and in a community that loved them both.

Arrangements have been made through Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford. The family asks that donations be made to your local hospice in his memory.