Pine Plains - On December 9th, Clyde’s long and courageous battle against Cancer ended.
Clyde loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing, going on the boat with his father-in-law to Long Lake, helping turtles cross the road, camping at Waubeeka and just driving around with his girls looking for deer.
Clyde grew up in Philmont, NY where he was a member of the Philmont Volunteer Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad. He was an avid drummer, playing in band and marching in drum lines – drums are in his family’s blood. He moved to Pine Plains in 1996 and joined the Pine Plains Rescue Squad in 1997 becoming Captain from 2005-2009. As an EMT and CPR instructor, Clyde loved being able to help people.
Clyde married his wife of 21 years Kelly (Hill) on June 12th, 1999. He had his dream job at Solid State Cooling as an electronics engineer doing field service setups and repairs that enabled him to travel cross country.
His beautiful daughter Olivia was born in 2004. Clyde’s wife and daughter survive him at home. Clyde is also survived by his mother and step-father Cynthia Dallas Quigley and Tim Quigley of Red Hook, NY, his brother Jeremy Krein of Red Rock, NY, his sister and brother-in-law Suzy and Pete Eisele of Pell City, Alabama, his stepmother Debbie Tanner of Philmont, NY, paternal grandmother Rose Krein of Hudson, NY, a half sibling and several step-brothers and sisters. He will also be missed by his father and mother in law Tom and Donna Hill of Pine Plains, NY and his two sisters-in-law who thought of him as more of a brother – Coleen Mizgier (Rob & Janine) and Karen (Chris) Root of Pine Plains, NY; and many nieces and nephews, extended family and his fur kids Hannah, Petie, Tandy and Libby. Clyde was predeceased by his younger brother Chris; Dad Clyde Krein, Sr., paternal grandfather Anthony Krein and maternal grandparents Floyd and Janice Dallas.
In the coming days, lets try to remember what Clyde would say to Olivia – “It takes more muscle to make a frown than a smile.”
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Clyde’s memory to Sparrow’s Nest, 946 NY-376 #7, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Calling hours will be held at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains, NY on Monday December 14, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
In accordance with NYS guidelines entrance to the funeral home will be regulated, social distancing and masks will also be required.
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