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03/10/1951 — 05/30/2012
From Kennewick, WA, USA | Born in Vallejo, CA
Gary Clyma went to be with his Lord on May 30, 2012. He was a caring man who loved everyone and was loved by everyone. His devotion to his wife, daughter, family and friends is unprecedented. Gary was born to Irwin and Ruth Clyma in Vallejo, CA on March 10, 1951. He graduated from Hogan High School in Vallejo in 1969. He went on to marry his soul mate and best friend Linda Encerti Clyma on June 27, 1970. He was a retired long-standing employee at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA and an employee of good standing at the City of Kennewick Water meter reader. He is survived by his devoted wife Linda Clyma, daughter Josette Clyma and Jeff Julio with two loving grandsons Jaden and Jonah. He was preceded in death by his father Irwin Clyma and mother Ruth Clyma. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland. In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions be made to Shoshone Cancer Corporation, PO Box 261, Kellogg, ID 83837 or to the Tri-Cities Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Linda and family. Gary left behind some great memories. Hang on to them and think about that great laugh while you were making those memories. We’ll miss him too. He was a great guy.
We are very saddened by the loss of Gary and our heartfelt prayers and thoughts go out to his family. We have fond memories of him from our walks, he would always stop his mower to come over and chat. It was a pleasure knowing him, he was a good man.
Today is Gary’s Memorial. And oh how I want to be there. But Gary is in my heart where he has been since I was 10 years old. Gary loved to fish ! And his greatest catch was my cousin Linda ! He married into our big Italian family & we all fell in love with him too ! Josette was the apple of his eye and gave him his beautiful Grandsons, Jaden & Jonah.
He was a loving,sincere & engaging man and I will miss him deeply, but count all the years spent together as joy.
Love your little cousin Mary Jo
Linda and Josette-words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss…Life brings tears, smiles and memories…The tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever-so hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
Gary you will be missed so much, we forever will cherish the memories and adventures we shared and the loving friendship through the tough times, and great times, good, bad and ugly we did it, enjoyed it and lived it. you squeezed ever minute of life out, right to the end, god speed my friend, and see ya on the other side! Terri and Roger
R.I.P. Gary Clyma We miss you thank you so much for all the great times me and my parents had bein with you guys. He was a great Friend,Dad,Husband i will cherish every memory had with Gary and the gang those memory r with me forever we will miss u gary but one day i’ll see you on the other side love you guys love you Gary :-
Gary was a great friend who helped me out so many times. I have nothing but great memories of time spent together in our Broncos, 4-wheeling, camping, and fishing. I will always remember how comfortable Gary made everyone around him feel. He was genuine, and I will miss him. Much love and condolences to Linda, Josette, and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that he is in no more pain and is in a much better place. Romans 8:38-39.
I am so sorry that you have to go through this! Losing your Dad is not easy especially when you are as close as you two are. You are so special and have such a huge heart, pull from that for strength, you will need it to also help comfort your boys. You know that I am only a phone call, or text, away any time for anything! I love you my friend.
Gary was one of the strongest and most positive people I have ever met. Most would never have clue of what travails he experienced. He was clearly not immune to them…he just would not let them keep him down. He needed to keep his focus on his best friend, Linda, his family and especially the grand kids.
Words will never express how sad I am for the loss of Uncle Gary. I will miss his smile, his laugh and his ability to always make you feel like you were important. You will forever be in my heart.
Love and prayers go to my Aunt Linda and cousin Josette during this time. I love you guys.