10/14/2013 – A.J. “Stub” Gushlaw, Clayton

The funeral for Mr. A.J. “Stub” Gushlaw, age 77, will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 11am at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, Oct. 16,  2-4 and 6-8pm. A burial will be in St. Lawrence Corners Cemetery following the service.

Mr. Gushlaw died Sunday at his home after a long illness.

Stub was born May 11, 1936, in North Bangor NY, the son of Hermon and Marjorie Trim Gushlaw. He attended Clayton Central School.

On October 2, 1954, he married the former Jean Timmerman with Reverend Wright officiating.

Stub worked for a time at the Bathing Suit Factory in Clayton, then for 18 years at Borden’s Dairy, then until his retirement he worked at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.

He was a former member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department.

Stub loved working with wood and participating in craft shows. He also really enjoyed going camping.

Surviving besides his wife Jean are two sons, Clifford (Shawna) Gushlaw and Michael (Cassie), both of Clayton; two daughters, Cynthia (Chuck) Youngs of Clayton and Julie Hyde and her companion Dale Morrow of LaFargeville; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle (Albert) Allard of Massachusetts; four brothers, Butch (Shirley), Biff (Linda), Hermy (Patty) all of Clayton, and Rudy (Louise) of Massachusetts; nieces and nephews.

One sister Mrs. Alvira (John) Murdock, one grandson, and one great great granddaughter died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Hospice of Jefferson County or the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department.


  1. Jan DiStefano Posted

    I worked at the prison with Stub for several years. He was one of a very small handful of people that I was ALWAYS happy to see coming. What a joy he was…consistantly. Never knew him to have a bad day…and he always said what he thought. Some of the light goes out of life when we lose a wonderful human like Stub. He will be missed and fondly remembered.

  2. Maryann Bowman Fish Posted

    Stub was my grandmothers’ nephew. To Jean and the family you have my deepest sympathy and prayers in your time of sorrow. He will be missed dearly by all that knew him. He always treated me and my sisters good and my grandma thought the world of him.

  3. Paul J Pecori III Posted

    I work with Stub back in the days of Borden’s Stub worked in the maintenance Dept….. never a loss for words he voiced his onion’s ,always made it to work or not through some of the worst snow storms you can imagine….Stub was a good friend and hearing of his passing has sadden me deeply my hope for his family that they are able to find peace in the thoughts that Stub is in a better place now hopefully with the many friends he had at Borden’s I know their waiting for him….. Stub was and is good people R I P My Friend…..

  4. Renee Reff Miranda Posted

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved spending time at the house. He was a good man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jean so sorry to hear of your loss. I only knew Stub as a child. My parents rented his grandmothers house. When his family came to visit their Grandmother they always invited me to play games. Jean I was in Miss Ryan’s sixth grade class with you. My name was Frances Draper. My last name is now Pomeroy. I have lived in Florida since 1985. My thoughts and prayers are with me for you and your family. Fran

  6. Carol Lavancha Posted

    Jean so sorry for your loss you know how I love both of you! Stubby is now finally resting in peace and not in any discomfort. I know he will be missed ,I miss all the good times we had at all the craft shows!

  7. Jackie Clark Posted

    Jean, I am so sorry to hear that Stubb has passed on. He always had a smile or smart remark for everyone he worked with. After so many years together, you have a wealth of memories to embrace and again feel his presence. I know that he will always hold a special place in my memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Tom and Dalene Bush Posted

    Mike and Cassie, Cliff and Shawna and the rest of the family, So sorry for you loss. Grew up and lived down the road from Stub and Jean. He will be greatly missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this difficult period.

  9. Steve Bisonett Posted

    Jean, and family, so sorry for your loss. We’ll always remember Stubs smile and a kind word when ever we saw him. Prayers and thoughts with you all.

  10. Dawn Veres Posted

    So very sorry for your loss, But he will be always watching you all from above and all ways in your hearts. God Bless to you all

  11. Jeanette & Jim Lettiere Jr. Posted

    So sorry for your loss we are thinking of the family he will be missed by all

  12. Jon and Janet Burrows Posted

    Mike and Family- It rots to say goodbye BUT our lives are actually so much richer for having had great family. No one can take that memory, those good times and eternal love given and felt. Tiem will help and obviously he was a good person cause look at the goodness in his own kids and grandkids. Bless you all.

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