Gary Wayne Clausen



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Gary Wayne Clausen September 7, 1941-March 28, 2024 Rochester, NY: Gary passed away peacefully at the age of 82, surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 28th. Predeceased by his father Ralph and mother Ellen (Clements). Survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Clausen (Ballard); his sister Merrily Bedor; his four daughters Christina Clausen, Dannielle Dunton, Gabrielle (Robert) Peckham, and Katherine (Timothy) Young; his two sons, Jeremy Clausen and Trevor (Kayla) Clausen; eight grandchildren, Elizibeth, Damon, Zachary, Nicholas, Justin, Nathaniel, Christopher and Padraic, and four great-grandchildren, Adam, Eli, Reed and Avery. Gary was a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, finishing his career as a Senior Chief Petty Officer on the U.S.S. Little Rock, which is now part of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. He then joined the US Postal Service for an additional 20 years before retiring. Friends may call on Wednesday (April 3rd) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Private interment.


  1. Rita & Jim Register on March 31, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    To the Clausen family: Our hearts were broken to hear of the news of Gary passing,,, Jim had wonderful great memories of Gary while in the navy together…just know we are praying for you and your family, sorry we can’t make it to his services, Jim is not in the best of health to travel that far… our though and prayers are with you and your family Love Jim and Rita

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