Obituary of Gregory Clemons
Greg was an incredibly active man who cared deeply about his family and his community. He went out of his way to make sure that his family was well taken care of. He liked to say that “If it could be solved with money, it’s not a real problem”. As a veteran of the United States Army, Greg believed that it was important to look out for his fellow veterans. Greg was a tireless advocate for his fellow veterans, particularly those who served in Vietnam, and he worked hard to bring awareness to the effects of Agent Orange, a toxic pesticide used by the United States during the Vietnam War.
Greg was a passionate man, especially when it came to cigars or 60s and 70s rock music, but he took great joy in being outdoors. He adored the countryside that he grew up around in Springville. While growing up, he once caught a racoon and decided to bring it home with him, into the house! As he got older, Greg became fond of hang gliding, even though he got stuck in trees a couple of times. When he was young, he had a habit of skipping school on the opening day of trout season so that he could go fishing, because at the end of the day, fishing was what he loved. Please take a fishing bobber to remember Greg’s dedication to happiness for himself and those around him, and to remember how he could always reel you in with his love.
Clemons, Gregory M. April 24, 2018 of Buffalo, NY (formerly of Hamburg, NY). Devoted father of Bobbie “Samantha” Bailey and Jennifer (Paul) Christensen; beloved son of Rita (nee Clark) and late Joseph Clemons; cherished grandfather of Jordan, Barbara (Daniel), Sheldon, Bruce, Jessica, and Sarah; loving great-grandfather of Jozlyn, Christy, Jaden, Ella, Maggie Mae, and Eric; dearest brother of Patricia (late James) Ward, Rosina Morford, Maureen Klem, Mary Kate (Ken) Jarosz, and late Peggy (late David) Kelley; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY. 716-627-2919 on Sunday from 2 – 7 PM. Where prayers will be held Monday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Hamburg, NY at 10 AM. Memorials may be made to Patriot Guard Riders of New York in his memory. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.