September 9th, 2017 9:18 PM


We have received word from Cindy that John has now been moved to a rehab facility in Everett.   They expect him to be there for approx. 3 weeks.  Feel free to email him, send cards,  text him, or call him.


Everett Transitional Care Service

916 Pacific Ave

Room 626

Everett, WA  98201


Direct line to his room  425-258-7626

He also has his cell phone with him

Sounds like Cindy thinks its fine to all him


Again, if you know of another that you think would  like this info, feel free to pass it on.



Association News

 August 28, 2017 7:31 PM



 Shan just got off the phone with Cindy and she informed us that John has been in the hospital since last Wednesday. She had to call 911 after John was coughing up blood then collapsed.

 He has 4 bleeding ulcers and possibly gout. He no longer has the strength to stand to use his walker and is just plain weak from losing so much blood. They’ve given him a couple transfusions and looks like another one today.

 Gene, John did notice that you called,  but has just not been up to talking to anyone yet. Shan asked Cindy if she wanted us to send out a communication to you all and she thought that was good.

 He’s currently at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. 

 Cindy said that as soon as he gains some strength they will move him to a rehab center.  She is hoping for tomorrow, but he is still very weak and that may not happen. Cindy suggested that may be a better time for communication with John.  He’s not up to visitors or taking phone calls right now.  She promised to call Shan as soon as she found out when and where they will be moving John.  We will pass that information on to everyone.

 I’m sure John would covet your prayers for his healing. Cindy needs our prayers too.


August 31, 2017 4:09 PM


Cindy sent a text last night to let us know that if you would like to send John either text messages, or emails, that he could pick both up on his phone.  She thought he would now appreciate hearing from you.   She said not to expect a reply.   He is still in the hospital.  She is looking for a good rehab facility for him.    When she sends that info, we will pass it on so you can send cards, flowers, whatever.  John's Email: Click Here 


Please give John our best! We will continuing to pray for strength and healing. He is a good man with a kind soul. He would Always do anything for you. 1st Recon members thank you in advance for all your prayers.

Captain John C Clary III

Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Update

Rehab is a long, slow process. It's going to be awhile before I go home.

SF --- John


1st Recon Bn Association
All our good wishes for as speedy as possible recovery.

1st Recon Bn Association News Story #2 

March 26th, 2018, at 3:59 PM, C Kershaw <> wrote:

To All: 

I received the following email from John Clary:

Charlie - Thanks so much for your note, that happens to be my favorite Irish prayer.  As of the 18th I moved home from the rehab facility but things are not going well.  I am in the hospital as of Sunday unable to manage the pain at home.  I would appreciate it if you could put out an email to my recon brothers that I am approaching my final harbor site although the doctors have not given me a time line.  Focus now is on pain control and comfort. Please tell everyone that they will always have a special place in my heart.   Please tell everyone to inform those whose email you may not have.  Semper Fi  --
John is awaiting his final extract with faith and courage.  He would welcome hearing from his recon brothers. 

John's email is: / his cellphone number is:  206 669-2105.  

Keep John in your thoughts and prayers.

Semper fidelis,
Charlie Kershaw

Email Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2018 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: John Clary

We received the following text from Cindy today. She asked us not to come last week because they couldn’t get John’s pain under control.
“ You and Dave should come soon. All of John's brothers and sisters have been here this weekend. I dont think he is going to last long”

She also wanted everyone to know now is the time to call if you would like. We will be going up on Tuesday


Please give John our best! We will continuing to pray for strength and healing. He is a good man with a kind soul. He would Always do anything for you. 1st Recon members thank you in advance for all your prayers.

John Clary

All our good wishes for as speedy as possible recovery.

Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 12:54 am

From: David Backer


Phone number: (503) 421-0365

Subject: Message Board - John C. Clary III

Message:  Recon Buddies----last night at 10:30pm John settled in his last harbor site. He was at home with family and friends. I've e-mailed details to Charlie and he will pass on to Floyd to get on website. If you can save the date and join us--- we'll meet at Friday evening for Visitation (viewing)April 6th. ----- Sat. April 7th, Graveside service-1pm and Celebration of life at 5pm. Snohomish, Wa. Addresses will follow---- SF Dave Backer

John C. Clary III

It is with deep sadness that I report the news of the death of

John C. Clary III. John Passed Away on April 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 pm.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all his Recon Buddies from the 1st Recon Battalion Association.

We give thanks for John's life.

Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.

Floyd Ruggles


John C Clary III

John's Guest Book

coming soon

To All:

I am saddened to inform you that John C. Clary, III , our beloved recon brother and 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association Director has left us.
John faced his final extract with faith and courage. A titan of a man, John embodied the best qualities of his fellow man and the Marine Corps.

Keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Our condolences and sympathy to John's wife Cindy, his daughters and the Clary family.

Semper fidelis,

Charlie Kershaw


Friday, April 6, 2018 6pm to 8pm

Bauer Funeral Home

701 First Street

Snohomish, WA


Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:00pm

Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery

86901 Riverview Road

Snohomish, WA


Saturday, April 7, 2018 5pm to 8pm

Eight Bells Winery

6213 Roosevelt Way Suite B

Seattle, WA

Cindy Clary will reside at 716 Covington Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290

Floyd Ruggles


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Captain John Curtis Clary III, 70, died peacefully in his Snohomish, WA home on April 2, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer.

John was a longtime resident of the PNW, but a true Texan at heart.

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Chapel, 701-First Street, Snohomish, WA

Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2018

John's Obituary


John Curtis Clary III