Clifford H. Straw

September 27, 1938 - March 9, 2015

Age 76, of Pike, NY passed away peacefully on March 9, 2015 at his home.

He was born September 27, 1938 in Buffalo, NY son of the late Tracy and Rose Straw. Cliff worked for over thirty years at Kittinger Furniture Company in Castile. He then worked for the Gunlocke Company until his retirement. He enjoyed walking and working at Letchworth State Park and was part of the Green Thumb program at the park.

Cliff was a foster parent through the Hillside Agency for sixteen years and he and his wife, Sharon decided to name their home the ?Eagle?s Nest?. He loved sports, especially sporting events that involved watching his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Greene Straw; his children, Lisa (Kevin) Miskell of Livonia, Angenette Bacon (Dave Allen) of Gainesville, Loretta Butler (Eric) of Pike, Jason Straw (Chloe) of Pike, Sarena Straw of Pike; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14 at 1 PM at the Pike Community Church. Memorials may be made to the Letchworth State Park Nature Center by going to and clicking on donate. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

Important Dates
March 10, 2015 : Memorial service for Clifford H. Straw at the Pike Community Church - 3:09 PM

Important Dates

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Jul 15.19 from Deb Krawczyk:

Sharon and family,

I was so very sorry to hear of your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jul 15.19 from Kathy Arnold:

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family.  RIP Cliff.

Jul 15.19 from Sonia Lochner:

Angenette, so sorry to hear of Dad’s passing.  Sonia

Jul 15.19 from Nancy Barnett-Plaeger:

My sincere condolences to the entire family at “Eagle’s Nest”.

Jul 15.19 from Caroline Schmieder:

The Eagle’s Nest was a safe haven for many and an inspiration to Ed and I as we began our journey into foster parenting.  The trees you planted for the kids was amazing.  May you and your family find peace at tbis difficult time. RIP Clifford.

Jul 15.19 from Sharon Beardsley:

Dear Sharon and families, I am so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing.  My brother Jeff worked with him for many years at Kittingers.  He was a wonderful man.  May the love of God be with you.

Jul 15.19 from Dorothy Livingston:

Sharon,and Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss of Cliff..He gave it a good fight..He had a good support system..Miss seeing you..

Jul 15.19 from Judy Schoenemann:

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. He has struggled with his illness for a number of years and is now in God’s loving hands and out of pain. May your memories of happier times bring you reason to smile and laugh as you go through the sad days ahead. He will always be with you. God Bless.

Jul 15.19 from Ron Bacon:

Sorry to hear about Cliff. My thoughts are with you all. If you need anything. Let me know

Jul 15.19 from Brenda McNulty:

I knew Cliff many, many years ago.  He was a great guy with a great sense of humor.  My condolences to Sharon and the family.

Jul 15.19 from Rich & Nancy Bacon:

So sorry to hear about Cliff. Prayers for the family coming your way.

Jul 15.19 from Tom & Bonnie Madison:

Sharon and all the kids et al.  Bonnie and I send all our prayers and condolences.  Cliff and I got into many “old guy” discussions and ended up saving the world many times. He will be missed.

Jul 15.19 from Christine E. Marsh:

Sharon and family, please accept my sincere condolences, Cliff was a wonderful man and a fantastic grandfather. I regret that I cannot attend the memorial service as I am in Florida with Bill.  He also sends his regards.  Yours most sincerely, Chris

Jul 15.19 from jeff reynolds:

Sorry to hear about cliff my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time god bless

Jul 15.19 from Rosie Henderson:

Very sorry to hear of Cliffs passing. He now can rest in peace.

Jul 15.19 from cindy & Nick Petito:

So sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing.Even though it has been so many years since we have seen him, we remember him and our friends from Pike church. Our prayers are with you all.

Jul 15.19 from Carl and Robyn McMaster:

Sharon, may the Lord Jesus wrap his arms around you right now and bring you comfort. We do not know all you are going through at the moment, but we care.