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Clinton Gault

Clinton Dale Gault

Saturday, January 22, 1927 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Clinton Dale Gault, 93 of Altoona and formerly of Tyrone, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born on January 22, 1927 in Grazierville the son of the late James Benner and Lyda (Johnsonbaugh) Gault. On July 11, 1950 in Tyrone he married Mary C. Thomas who preceded him in death on September 13, 1999. Clinton is survived by one son: Thomas (Jennifer) Gault of Florida; two grandchildren: Molly Evonne Gault (David) Ishmael and Dale Thomas (Christy Sain) Gault; and one great-granddaughter: Sophia Mary Ishmael. He was preceded by eight brothers and sisters: Catherine “Kay” Matz, Samuel “Sam” Gault, Twins; James “Ben” Gault and Hilda Cherry, Eleanor “Nel” Jackson, Harry Gault, James “June” Gault Jr. and Nelson “Sonny” Gault. Clinton was the last of his immediate family.
Clinton was a 1944 graduate of Tyrone High School. He was also a veteran of the US Army and served honorably during World War II. He previously attended the United Methodist Church in Greenwood. He was a member of the Heidelberg Country Club and was involved with VFW Post 3 James L. Noble Post.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sketching and was an excellent woodworker and carpenter.
A private funeral service with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park. Contributions in Clinton’s memory may be made to Altoona VFW Post 3 James L. Noble Post, P.O. Box 941, Altoona, PA 16603.
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Tracie Heidler Scott

Posted at 03:14pm
Clint was very special and will be greatly missed! Our warmest condolences, Tracie, Robb & Preston Scott
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Tracie Scott

Posted at 03:09pm
In Memory of (Uncle) Clint Gault

I had the unique opportunity to grow up in a very close-knit neighborhood. We all had keys to each other’s houses so borrowing and sharing things was a common occurrence. Clint was a part of this neighborhood. I may not be blood related to the Gaults or the other neighbors, but we were and still are an extended family. They were like an extra set of grandparents who wanted to be called Uncle Clint and Aunt Mary. That is East Walton Avenue.

My earliest memories of Uncle Clint and Aunt Mary were the days they would gather the three neighborhood kids (Marcus, Diane and myself) to cash in on their overflowing change jar. They showed us how to roll the coin in wrappers, then we got to split the money three ways.
Sunday morning coffee was a neighborhood tradition that was either held in Uncle Clint’s kitchen or on Liz’s patio during nice summer mornings. We’d wander over for coffee and donuts. Uncle Clint and Aunt Mary would always make sure the kids got the donut they wanted and lots of fun was always had!

Uncle Clint had a dry sense of humor as you all know. He was also a big teaser, but we all enjoyed being teased by Uncle Clint. It was a “rite of passage” and a way you knew you were family. On several occasions a neighborhood picnic would be held in Clint’s garage. We enjoyed eating together, celebrating together and laughing together. It was a great way to grow up for sure!

Uncle Clint was a husband, a Dad, a Grandpa, a Great-Grandpa, a friend and a neighbor. Most importantly he was loved!

To my Uncle Clint -- while I’m sad you’re gone what puts a smile on my face now is knowing you’re re- uniting with Aunt Mary. Please give her a big hug and kiss from us!

All my love,
Tracie (Heidler) Scott
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