Gerald W. Clary

March 27, 1932 - November 16, 2023
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Gerald W. Clary was born on March 27th in Glennville, Georgia to Curtis and Lura (Todd) Clary.  His parents were sharecroppers, and the first 9 years of his life was often spent in the same fields of cotton and tobacco as his father and uncles.  During WWII, his entire family moved to the Hampden-Woodberry district of Baltimore where his father worked
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Linette Sutton-Young left a message on November 21, 2023:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace and strength as you start down your new path ❤️
Loren Cook II left a message on November 20, 2023:
Mr. Clary was my freshman Social Studies/ History teacher at Glendale H.S. in 1980-81. He was passionate about teaching an was very tough and demanding in class. Even though we didn`t agree politically that year as Ronald Reagan was running for President and won, he respected my passion too. He would say Loren, I disagree with you on what Reagan will do as President, but I wish more of my students were engaged and cared like you. I did well in his class, and he made me a better student and person. I wish I would have known about his past. None of us never knew of his upbringing and or his military service and accomplishments. We need more teachers like Mr. Clary. I pray for him and his family during this time. He lived a great life of 91 years and he definitely contributed to this world to make it better for all of us. God Bless Mr. Clary! Sincerely, Loren Cook II
Terry Touhey left a message on November 20, 2023:
Gerald was such a great family, community, citizen, educator, leader, philanthropist, and friend, with Shirley by his side. Thank you, Gerald, for all of your contributions to our world!
Nancy Jeffries Watson-Weir left a message on November 20, 2023:
Mr. Clary was one of my favorite teachers. I had his World Leaders class and am still a political junkie because of this. I also was fortunate enough to interview him after his eye surgery for our Glendale newspaper, where I got to know him a little more personally. Thank you, sir, for ALL you did that I knew nothing about.
Kris McCoy left a message on November 20, 2023:
An amazing person who I admired very much as a high school student so many years ago. Thank you for your service, Mr. Clary.
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Betty and Kay Johnson left a message on November 18, 2023:
Shirley, we am so sorry to hear about Gerald.
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