January 4, 2021 at age 99. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary, beloved son, Todd, daughter-in-law, Barbra, brothers Edward, Kenneth, William and sisters, Anita Taylor, Beulah Kostecki, Marion Pinney. He is survived by his children, Dale (Larry) Bailey, Geneseo, Gary (Gretchen) Hartford, Caledonia, John (Phyllis Donaldson) Hartford of FL, Sue (Tom) Skeffington, Liverpool, daughter-in-law, Vicki Hartford, Caledonia, 14 beloved grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Dorothy Connor, many nieces and nephews, his longtime companion and dance partner, Corine Coates and her family, Scottsville.
Cliff was born February 28, 1921 in East Avon and grew up in Littleville where he named himself “Mayor of Littleville.” Cliff attended Littleville Academy until the 9th grade. He graduated Avon High School in 1940. He married Mary Callan in 1941. Cliff was a proud veteran of the US Navy, serving at the Banana River Naval Air Station during WWII. He attended RIT and was a 44 year employee of Rochester Products division of General Motors. Cliff was a volunteer of the Caledonia Fire Department, the last surviving member of the Mumford VFW. He also coached little league for many years. Cliffy’s greatest joy was attending his grandkids sporting events and regaling everyone with his endless war stories.
The family sincerely thanks the wonderful staff at the LeRoy Village Green for the loving care they gave to Cliff.
Private Burial. A Memorial Service is planned for a later date.
In Cliff’s memory hug your loved ones, tell a good story, look up an old friend and have a Budweiser. “It was great being Aboard!”