Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather
Henry “Hank” O. Clutsam, 70, of New Vernon New Jersey passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Overlook Medical Center with his wife, Cheryl, by his side.
Hank was born on January 6, 1947 in New York, NY. He was the son of of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Clutsam Jr. He was a graduate of Blair Academy in Blairstown NJ, and Hanover College in Madison Indiana. He was in the Mortgage Industry for more than 45 years.
Hank felt strongly about giving back to the organizations that were an important part of his life and volunteered in many different capacities. Hank was a past President and Treasurer of the New Vernon Fire Department and a member of the First Aid Squad. Hank was a Trustee of Blair Academy and a member of the John C. Sharpe Society. He was on Board of the Glenburnie Cottagers Association at his summer home community on Lake George and Chairman of the Glenburnie Golf Committee.
Hank had a passion for cars throughout his life. He helped establish The New Vernon Coach and Motor Works. In his later years he enjoyed restoring cars and visiting cars shows. His pride and joy was his 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible which brought him back to his younger days. He also had a love for the game of golf. He was a club champion at Canoe Brook Country Club and always proud to tell the stories of his two hole in ones. He enjoyed spending the summer in Glenburnie on Lake George at his summer home with his family cruising in his 1960 wooden Chris Craft “Glen Erie”. Hank adored his yellow labs, cheering on the NY Giants, and vacationing with his family.
Hank is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl N. Clutsam. He was the beloved father of daughter Neely Dicob and husband Andrew and son Henry Clutsam. He was the loving grandfather of Ryan, Jake and Lila Dicob. In addition he is survived by nieces, Gretchen Anderson, Merritt Duffy, and nephew Nicky Miller as well as great nieces and nephew, Heather Duffy, Hannah and Emily Anderson and Josh Anderson.
In Lieu of flowers donation in his memory may be directed to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation: https://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/support-us/give-in-tribute