The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Saratoga Springs: Howard Clay Bishop, age 89, passed away on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 27, 2019 at Wes­ley Healthcare Cen­ter. He was born on Fe­bru­ary 18, 1930 in Port Jef­fer­son NY, the son of the late Wil­liam Haven Bishop and Har­ri­ett Kem­ble Bishop. Clay re­tired from War­ren and Wash­ing­ton County BOCES in 1982. He pre­vi­ously was the As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools for The Saratoga Springs School dis­trict. As a grad­u­ate of Brock­port State and Syra­cuse Univer­sity (Ph.D.) Clay started teach­ing and later went into Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Work­ing for Florida State Univer­sity, Al­bany State Univer­sity, and The New York State Dept. of Ed­u­ca­tion were some of the high­lights of his ca­reer in Higher Ed­u­ca­tion. Play­ing golf, ten­nis, hunt­ing and fish­ing were among his fa­vorite pass times. Clay is sur­vived by his wife, Shirley Bishop; daugh­ters, Kath­leen Bishop (Jim Jones), Bar­bara Bishop (Mareky Onyewu); sons, John Bishop (Anne Bishop), Todd Bishop (Linda Bishop); grand­chil­dren, El­iz­a­beth Sharts (Eric Ly­day), Gra­ham Sharts (Sarah Sharts), Jack Bishop (Kristin Bishop), Ben Bishop (Me­gan Bishop), Pa­trick Bishop (Krystina Bishop), Will Bishop (Hunter Salem), Danielle Bishop (Michael Bene­dict), Jil­lian Bishop; great­grand­chil­dren, Boe Bishop, Cole Bishop, and Sul­li­van Bishop. His brother Wil­liam Haven Bishop Jr. pre­cedes him in death. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 1:00 pm on Satur­day, Jan­uary 4, 2020 at Com­pas­sion­ate Fu­neral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Mar­ion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY. Fam­ily and friends may call from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm prior to the ser­vice at the fu­neral home. For on­line con­do­lences please visit­pas­sion­ate­fu­ner­al­

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