NORFOLK—A Mass of Christian Burial for 51 year old Gregory D. Clary, a resident of 295 Adams Road, Norfolk, will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Norwood with Rev. Msgr. John Murphy presiding. Burial will be held in the Calvary Cemetery following the services. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Clary passed away early Sunday morning at home surrounded by his family.
Gregory is survived by his mother, Mary Olmstead, Norfolk; his father, Dennis Clary, Massena; his brothers Noel and Cheryl Olmstead, Lawton, Oklahoma; Russell Clary; James Clary, Massena; his two sisters, Elizabeth (Clary) and Brian Major, Norwood and Cornwall and Jessica (Clary)Goodspeed; his paternal grandmother, Laura Clary, Norfolk as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a special lifelong friend, Marianne Randon. Gregory was pre-deceased by his step-father, Guy Olmstead.
Born in Massena, NY on June 12, 1966 to Dennis L. and Mary E. Davey Clary. Gregory was very mechanically inclined and worked as a truck driver, crane operator/welder for Olean Signs and worked for Eastern Home Security in Maryland as an installation technician. He also was a talented musician. An exceptional drummer, he mentored and befriended many musicians throughout his life, playing drums for the band Hell-n-Back, Attitude, and many other local bands in the Buffalo area. Upon his return home to the North country Greg was a very active hobbyist, working on bicycles, repairing them and painting them with special paint schemes and always maintained his love of older cars, especially his 1971 Roadrunner. Greg was also gifted in helping people as he enjoyed helping others that suffered with addictions. A friend to many and beloved. Memorial Donations in Greg’s memory can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, the St. Jude’s Foundation or to Hamilton Hall Addiction Treatment Center in Ogdensburg. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home is serving the family of Gregory D. Clary.