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James B. Clearwater Jr.

February 26, 1961 - September 14, 2020


Barton, New York

Date of Death:

September 14, 2020



Birth Date:

February 26, 1961

Birth Place:

Elmira, New York

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James B. Clearwater Jr.

James B. Clearwater Jr, 59, of Barton passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

He was predeceased by mother, Phyllis Clearwater.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Tammy Clearwater of Barton; father, James Clearwater Sr. of Erin; children, Shannon Clearwater of Fulton, NY, Martina Manzo of Sayre and Lea Manzo of Athens; siblings, Jaye (Bunn) Clearwater of MN, Jackie (Vincent) Manwaring of Erin and Janine (Billy) Weed of Erin; 12 grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was born in Elmira, New York and graduated from Spencer-VanEtten High School.  He worked at Mid-Western Pet Foods in Waverly for over 20 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and swimming in the Pond with his grandchildren.  Jim enjoyed many long rides on his Harley.

A memorial service to honor Jim’s life will be held at a later date at Jim’s house.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Jim’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Doug and Cindi Strong
So very sorry Tammy to hear of Jim’s passing. He just stopped at our house last Saturday to say hi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: roger holland
Jim was a good honest man and a good friend sorry for your loss

From: Shawn Bellis
Omg, I am so sorry for you and your family lose, prayers to you and family. Jim was a good man, kind and would do anything for you, he will be missed. I just talked to him and say him out Sunday. You need anything you let me know.

From: Robin Relyea
Tammy and so sorry to learn of Jim's passing....such a shock....know you'll have many great memories of your life with this guy....he will be truly missed.

From: Pat & Ed Arnold
We're so sorry to learn of Jim's passing.  We've known Jimmy since he was a little boy although we haven't been in touch since he left home.  I'm sure he's resting peacefully in Heaven now.  Sending our prayers, hugs and loving thoughts to the whole family.

From: Michael Grover
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had some good times together. You will never be forgotten..RIP my friend.

From: Doug Dolaway
To the clearwater family, I have a lifetime of memories of Jim and I think of you all often, Im so sorry for your loss, Jim was always a great friend ..he will be missed by so many.

From: Doug Dolaway
To the clearwater family, I have a lifetime of memories of Jim and I think of you all often, Im so sorry for your loss, Jim was always a great friend ..he will be missed by so many.

From: James C Clearwater
I was sorry to hear of the passing of James. 59 is way too young. I corresponded with Phyllis a couple years ago about family genealogy. We are very distant cousins, but cousins none the less. I hope you are comforted a little by the memories of good times spent with Jim. We must hold fast to the belief that in death we pass from life to life - life on Earth to life in Heaven. You will see him again.
May the peace of Christ be with you all.
Jim C.

From: Jessica Taber Gibson
So sorry for your loss. I have always loved the Clearwater family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jake Dum
Tammy , 
Sorry to hear of your loss , Jim was a good man and i feel privileged to have known and worked with him for several years . Jim was a kind soul that i think would help anyone if they were  Truly in need . He will be missed , hoping best moving forward for you and your family .
Jake Dum

From: Jim Durley
So very sorry to hear of this news. Deepest condolences from myself as well as from our friends north of the border!!! Big hugs to Tammy, I will pop by for a visit and some reminiscing when we are allowed to cross the border.
He was a mentor to me and I am very grateful to have met him and to absorb his advice and knowledge on a great hobby!!!! 
Cheers big guy!!!!

From: Pat wendela
so very sorry for the passing of Jim he will be missed by many thoughts and prayers with you and his family

From: Bean
So sorry for your loss, Tammy, Lea Jo, and Marty. Love to all.

From: batman kim wandell
my codolences to all and respects!jimmy was a good man i wrked with at leprinos 3 or 5 yrs. he was funny he was a free spirit He carried a great deal about his family and he loved life fishing Hunting friends and riding! He loved his wife a great deal. And he was always smiling that's what I'll remember I feel sad that he's gone but I feel happy that I knew him. The world is always brighter when you meet someone like Jim God bless all and have fun in life and ride your motorcycles far or near long as you're riding hunting fish and be good to your friends just like Jimmy would!rip jimmy love ya batman

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