Ralph Clinton

Ralph J. Clinton

Monday, March 24th, 1941 - Friday, January 10th, 2020
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TROY Ralph J. Clinton, 78, of Piney Point Rd. died Friday January 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he was the son of the late James J. Clinton Sr. and Marion VanBramer Clinton. He was a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

Ralph was a career boatman and retired from Moran Maritime Inc. as a Captain. Prior to that he had been employed by John Matton & Sons and Bouchard Shipping Co. He was a veteran of the US Army. An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed working with wood and made many pieces of furniture in his workshop.

He was predeceased by his wife, the love of his life, Kathleen Bohrer Clinton who died in 2017, He is the brother of Mary Jacqueline Conner of Salisbury, MD, the late James J. Clinton Jr. and Gary M. Clinton. He is the uncle of Keith Clinton of Ballston Spa and close friend of Judy Nunziato of Rensselaer. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 pm.

Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 9:30am
    Saint Mary of the Assumption Church
    119 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Reverend David Kelley, OSA
  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine


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Tom Tice

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those memories hunting will be with me forever though your gone those memories will live on forever Love,
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With Deepest Sympathy Bob Nunziato, Mark and Leslie Nunziato, Michelle LaPorta, Donna and Randy Kelly, Colleen and Greg Farley
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