Mr. Arthur (Gib) Bernard, 76, formerly of Webb Street in Clayton, died May 27th, at Summit Village in Watertown, where he resided for over two years.
Gib was born October 11th, 1942, in Watertown, the son of Gibson and Rosemary Doyle Bernard. He graduated from Indian River High School and from Potsdam College in 1965 with a teaching degree.
He retired from Averill Park School District in Rensselaer County. For a short time, he taught 9th Grade History at Watertown High School.
Even though Gib has no family, he has many friends that were like family to him. Everybody was drawn to Gib by his good nature, and endearing personality. People felt comfortable just being around him.
Being very social, he acquired many friends.
Gib loved the St. Lawrence River, the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball team, and he loved being a beer connoisseur.
His friends (relatives) will have a private memorial gathering on the St. Lawrence River which he loved so much.