Richard Barclay

Richard William ""Scotty"" Barclay

1931 - 2011

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Richard W. Barclay "Scotty" Elmira: Age 79, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, June 3, 2011. Scotty was born in Glasgow Scotland on August 3, 1931 a son of the late Richard and Eleanor (Ironside) Barclay. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Carozza Barclay in 1996. Scotty is survived by his son, Richard J. "Rick" Barclay of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Brian M. and Julie L. Barclay of Charlotte NC; grandchildren, Kerry, Joseph, Brian and Sarah Barclay, Jordan Hill and Patrick Brady; sister, Jean Barclay Cirulli, with John Paterson of Glasgow; aunt, Joyce Hill of Glasgow; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Julius and Kathleen Carozza of Elmira, Patricia and Robert Dwyer of Tampa FL; several nieces, nephews and friends. Scotty was a veteran of the British military. While serving in the military he was a boxer and soccer player. He went on to play soccer for the Springburn United FC. Scotty moved to the United States in the mid 1950's. He was a longtime sales manager for Elmira Tobacco Co. and later Queen City Liquor of Buffalo NY. Scotty was a member of the American Legion Bentley Post #443, the Queen City Elks Club - Benjamin Street, the American Scottish Society, and a bass drum player for the Caledonian Highlanders Pipe Band. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there at 7:15 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at a later date. It is the request of Scotty's family that those wishing to honor his memory may do so with donations to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States