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James W. McCloe

June 22, 1930 - February 27, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

February 27, 2021



Birth Date:

June 22, 1930

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:



Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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James W. McCloe

James W. McCloe, 90, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

He was predeceased by his parents, James and Grace Stevens McCloe; his son, James Thomas McCloe; siblings, Maude McCloe, Alma Park, Kenneth McCloe, Lloyd McCloe, Euleta Shaffer Reynolds, Margaret Ellers, Nellie Frisbie, Genevieve “Betty” Scott and Anna Westbrook.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Helen McCloe of Waverly; his son, Duane (Patty) McCloe of Waverly; daughter-in-law, Cindy McCloe of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren, Lisa (Tony) Jenner of Waverly, Tom McCloe of Waverly, Kristi (Eric) Clayton of Williamsburg, Tori (Aaron) Freeman of Toano, VA, Brandi (Peter) Rogers of Chapel Hill, VA; great grandchildren, Cole and Hali Jenner, Reid and Walker Clayton, Grace Freeman, and Isabella and Gabe Rogers; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim attended Sayre High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army.  He started his working career as a pattern maker at Ajax Foundry in South Waverly, then onto Stackmore in Owego before continuing the family business, McCloe’s Septic Service in Waverly.  He also owned and operated McCloe’s Trailer Park.  Jim was a former Grandmaster of the Athens Masonic Lodge #70, the Waverly Moose, the VFW, Waverly United Methodist Church, and life members of the Milltown and Town of Barton Fire Departments.  Jim enjoyed his antique cars, rebuilding and showing them. He was also a member of the Antique Car Club in the Valley, the Penny Promenader’s, riding horses, played guitar and banjo and enjoyed playing games and traveling the US and Canada.  He was a huge supporter of the Waverly Sports program. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. 

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.  Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to your favorite organization in the Waverly School District or a charity of one’s choice.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Jim’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: shirley TyrrelSstyrrell
I am so sorry for your loss.  I think of you often and remember our long walks and great talks.  I miss seeing you and hope that the virus will let up so we can sit and chat again.
You are in my prayers and know you will have a difficult journey but I also know you are strong and capable.  It is not easy, so be kind to yourself and don't despair.  With God's help you will get through this.  Call me when you can.

From: Kim Ward Bentley Yvonne's daughter
Aunt Helen and family. Sorry for your loss.  He was a kind and gentle man.  So proud to call him my Great Uncle.  My mother loved all her aunts and uncle.  She talked about them a lot.  Prayers and thoughts go out to all of you.  I remember him coming to talk with my son about joining the Mason'at his house  Which he did.  
Kim Bentley and family.

From: Cathy Ennis Robinson
Aunt Helen and family. I’m so sorry to hear f the passing of Uncle Jim  may he RIP. Thoughts heart prayers love Cathy

From: Cathy Ennis Robinson
Aunt Helen and family. I’m so sorry to hear f the passing of Uncle Jim  may he RIP. Thoughts heart prayers love Cathy

From: Val
So sorry to hear of uncle Jim’s passing. My heart goes out to the family. 
Valerie (Park) Chapman

From: Marie Boehm
Dear Helen - I just happened on Jim's obituary - somehow I missed it when it was in the paper.  So hard I know it seems life gets harder as we get older - shouldn't it be the other way around?  Louie is gone too and so many of our square dance friends. We had so may good times together and I miss them but I love the memories of us all together and having so much fun.  Who knew square dancing would lead to all the friends we made and the good times. 
My thought are with you.  
Fondly,  Marie Boehm

From: June Satterly
My deepest condolences to the family. Jim always had a smile and “hello” where ever he saw you. A faithful WHS sports fan. He will be truly missed.

From: Robert Flick
Helen And Duane and family so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for you, Jim will surely be missed we always had a great time working together putting in water lines , and the fun we had when he took all of us water company guys skiing at the lake . Rest In Peace Jim. 

From: Jack and Susie
Aunt Helen and family,
Our thoughts are with you as you deal with this hole in your hearts.  So sorry.
Jack and Susie

From: Les Shaffer
Aunt Helen and Family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Jim. My prayers and thoughts are with you. 
Les Shaffer

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From: the corby's
always a good guy. fond memories growing up

From: Joe DePumpo
Jim was a wonderful person.  That also goes for his wife and the whole family.  Great people.  Joe.

From: Bob W
He was a nice man and a good neighbor.  My condolences to Helen and the family.

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