2018-08-29 / Obituaries

Clifton O’Connor

Clifton H. O’Connor, 94 passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Mountainside Residential Care Center peacefully with his daughter at his side.

He was born on February 5, 1974 in New Kingston, New York the son of the late Carrie (Cammer) and Harry O’Connor.

A lifetime resident of Margaretville he married Harriet Ruff on January 30, 1949 in Andes. Harriet passed away January 30, 2000. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.

Clifton was a veteran of World War ll. He was dedicated to his trade and spent a lifetime studying and honing his skills in carpentry. Through a commitment to a full day’s work, the hills of the Catskills remain ever shaped by his hands. His sense of respect, dignity and honesty are evident in each wooden joint, shingle and nail driven by his hammer.

Clifton is survived by his children, Shirley and Fred Morse of Margaretville, Ron and Sandy O’Connor of Margaretville and Russ and Moe O’Connor of Portland, OR. Grandchildren Justin Morse of Denver, CO, Andersen Morse of Margaretville, Kari Blish of Margaretville, Megan O’Connor and husband David Liam of Seattle, WA and Kristin & Gunnar Peterson and their children Berkeley and Hudson of Portland OR.

Friends and family may call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville, New York. A memorial service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at Hynes Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in Clifton’s name may be made to The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, Delhi.

Committal services will be private at a later date.

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