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Roberts Memorial Church
Tuesday December 18th, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Roberts Memorial Church
Tuesday December 18th, 2018

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Clifford J Waugh

Clifford J. Waugh, 89, of Cattaraugus entered into rest December 15, 2018

He was born September 7, 1929 in Buffalo, NY to the late Merrill and Violet Waugh.

Clifford was raised by the late Norman and Bernice Waugh Roth.

He graduated from Kensington High School in 1948. Clifford attended Buffalo State College and received his Bachlors in Education from Houghton College. He then went to Bowling Green State University and received his masters in History. Clifford then accepted his first position as a History teacher at Cattaruagus Central Schools while pursuing and completing his doctorate in History at the University of Buffalo.

Clifford married his high school sweetheart Christine Golden on August 30,1952 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo, NY. He was an accomplished jazz drummer, loved coaching the wrestling team also enjoyed wood working,reading, cycling, swimming, life guarding and weight lifting. Later in life Clifford was called into the ministry of Evangelism and continued preaching the gospel until passing.

He is survived by his loving wife Christine, his cherished daughters Linda (Doug) Ackley and Diane (George) Lowry; grandchildren Charity, Israel, JB, Chad, Seth and Chelsey; great grandchildren George, Amira, Naomi, Cayla, Carleigh, Sebastian and Giana.

He was predeceased by his brother Donald and a granddaughter Elisabeth.

Relatives and friends may visit Roberts Memorial Chapel 111 South Street Cattaraugus Tuesday from 10AM to 1PM with a funeral service to immediately follow.

Interment will be in Liberty Park Cemetery

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home, Cattaraugus,NY


I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you the "peace that surpasses all thought" during this difficult time. (Philippians 4:6,7)

K Dec 23 2018 12:00 AM

I will miss the beautiful, welcoming smile, and love twinkling in his eyes every time I've seen Cliff over the years. No one I have ever known loved Jesus more than he did or served our Lord better. My tears are onlyfor myself now because I know the Heavenly Host have welcomed him home. May his memory be eternal.

June Pavlov Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clifford Waugh

Rose and John Ridall Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Chris,Cliff was a big inspiration in my life.Even though I didn't see him very often he was always in my mind and in my heart. His sermons were the best that I ever heard.He truly was a messenger of God...Sincerely Jerry Capozzi

Jerry Capozzi Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clifford Waugh

Christine & Douglas Lynn Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Christine and family we want you to know you are in our hearts and prayers cliff was such a great example of what a good Christian man was he was always willing to listen and help in any way he could I knew him growing up in Cattaraugus and he was there for our family throughout all the years. may he rest in peace lynn and dana colley

lynn and dana colley Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Best solid example of a Christian we have ever meant! A real example to follow!

Gary & Sandy Farley Dec 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clifford Waugh

Laurel Lees Dec 16 2018 12:00 AM