CANISTEO: Gary E. Cline, 74, formerly of Purdy Creek Rd. in Hartsville, passed away Sunday evening, September 8, 2019 at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath following an extended illness.
Gary was born March 29, 1945 in North Hornell to the late Shirley and Bernice (Spencer) Cline.
He was a life-long resident of the Canisteo Valley and had worked for several years as a brakeman for the AKZO Salt Retsof Mining Co. in Retsof, N.Y.
Gary was an avid hunter and fisherman his whole life. Fishing was his main desire and passion and enjoyed his time at Black Lake and any other body of water with fish in it. He owned and operated "C's" Bait & Tackle Shop in Hartsville, but delighted in buying and selling mercantile throughout area flea markets.
Survivors include a son Mark (Rosalie) Cline of Canisteo, two daughters: Kimberly (William) Pfitzenmaier and Marlaina (Jay) Bennett all of Howard, and daughter-in-law Tonya Cline of Canisteo. His 10 grandchildren: Linda (Allen) McGregor, Rebecca Cline, Kaylee (Jeff) Shoemaker, Brittany Pfitzenmaier, Alicia and Julie Cline, Ashlynn (Collin) McCloskey, Justin, Nolan and Ian Bennett. 5 great grandchildren: Blake, Corbin, Allen, Bella and Wayne as well as step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, also survived by his friend and mother to his children Laverna Cline of Hornell.
He was predeceased by a son Gary A. Cline, Sr. and grandson Gary A. Cline, Jr. and also a sister Judith Burdick.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday, September 13th, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main Street in Canisteo. Burial will be in the Cline Cemetery in Hartsville at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary's name made be made to a charity of the donor's choice.