Dale R. Clinton

1958 - 2019

COOPERSTOWN – Dale R. Clinton, 61, a native of Cooperstown, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 13, 2019, surrounded by “his people”.

Dale was born April 9, 1958, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, the son of the late Douglas and Patricia Clinton. He was tough and overcame many health issues living life to the fullest.

After attending Cooperstown Central School Dale went to work as a contractor with his father’s restoration firm and helped with efforts to restore and preserve many historic sites, including Hyde Hall. Through the years he also worked for the Village of Cooperstown, Leatherstocking Storage and shared his talents on many projects for family and friends. 

Dale loved to spend his time outdoors on his Harley, in his garden, hunting, and standing by the BBQ with “cousin Bruce”, his “Bud”, and his buddies.

Dale is survived by his pride and joy and favorite chef, Sean Clinton. Also, a sister, Peg Wilson, her husband, Douglas and Dale’s niece, Taryn; two brothers, Keith and Wayne; step children Laura, Cyndy and Patrick Shephard; and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren whom he adored. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary L. Clinton, who died August 26, 2013. 

Dale was loved by many and blessed with true friends. His family would like to especially thank Mike and Sharon Chase, Scott and Colleen Sheldon, Bobby and Kathy Gallop, Mike and Karen Burgess and all those that made his life happy and comfortable. 

Dale leaves his beloved best friend Roscoe, the Blood Hound, to a home in the country. 

Dale will be missed by many and remembered as a “really good guy”. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is serving the family. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.