John S. Clyde, 28; Newspaper Reporter, Avid Hiker

John S ClydeJohn S. Clyde passed away on Friday in the presence of his family and his loving dog Sergeant. He had just completed a run at Inman Park in Somerset. He was 28 years old.

Mr. Clyde was born in New Brunswick and was a lifetime resident of Franklin Township.

He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen and from Rutgers University where he was the editor in Chief of the university newspaper, The Daily Targum. Mr. Clyde was employed as a newspaper reporter for the Town Journal in Ridgewood and also worked on the Obama Re-election committee in 2012. He was an avid hiker and completed both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail as well as summiting Mount Washington. John was looking forward to an upcoming trip to Prince Edward Island.

He was pre-deceased by his grandparents, Richard Vetter and John W. and Mary Clyde.

He is survived by his parents, John Clyde of Somerset, Mary Beth Vetter of Somerset and his siblings Beth Ann Clyde of Patchogue, NY, Michael Clyde of Somerset and his grandmother, Mary Ann Vetter.

Visiting will be held on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral mass at St. Matthias Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Interment will take place privately on Wednesday. Please consider a contribution in Mr. Clyde’s name to the Pacific Crest Trail Association at www.pcta.org

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