Harold Joseph Clukey Sr.

September 27, 1921 - January 1, 2007

09/27/1921 - 01/01/2007

Past Services

Friday January 05, 2007
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday January 06, 2007
11:30 am
St. Benedict's Chapel
521 McCosh Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320


VIRGINIA BEACH- Harold Joseph Clukey Sr., 85, passed away January 1, 2007.

He was a WW II veteran, who served for four years in U.S. Navy Submarine Service as a torpedoman and seven years in the reserves.

He opened Tidewater Dental Lab in 1949. In 1966, he and his wife established Quality Dental Lab, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1984. Mr. Clukey was a member of the Knights of Columbus, as a past Grand Knight and charter member of Father Habets Council 4632 as well as a charter Faithful Navigator of Father Habets Assembly 1505.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Madeline Lindsay Clukey; three children, son, Harold J. Clukey Jr. and wife, Diana and their children, Ashleigh, Summer and J.T., daughter, Jo-Ann Wilson and husband, Jeff and their children, John and Jason, and son, Larry J. Clukey and wife, Linda and their children Kammeron, Chad and Ryan; one great granddaughter, Alexis; and three sisters, Ola LaMay, Caroline Rawls, and Betty Cole.

The visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, on Friday, January 5, 2007 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The Mass will be held at St. Benedict

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Lloyd Joslin
7 years ago

Although I did not know your family personally, Larry, I DO KNOW that your Dad had to be a quality person. I know this because I know you and your character. My Mom passed away in March, 2006 — so I share with you in the loss of a parent. Just wanted you to know that I will be praying for and thinking of you and your family.

Fran Redding
7 years ago

Dear Madelain, Harold,Joann and Larry. I am so very sorry to find out about your special Dad. I am so disappointed to learn to late to not be able to bring Dad and attend his funeral. Not only are childhood memories still strong, but of the many special bonds we shared as adults with my dear David. Harold meant a great deal to both of us. He was so kind and always sharing. Now I know they are talking about porcelain crowns together. Thank you all for being life long friends. it is truly treasured by me. May God bless you and hold you as you travel through your sorry of not having dear Harold with you. With love and prayers to all of you. Fran

Carole Doxtater
7 years ago

Larry and Carole send their heartfelt thoughts and prayers on the loss of your father.

Love, Carole and Larry Doxtater

Robert & Judy Wilson
7 years ago

Madeline and family, we are so sorry to hear of Harold’s death. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If we were not in Florida, we would be there in person.

David & Beth Hotz
7 years ago

Madeline, Harold, JoAnn, & Larry.

We are always sad to lose a loved one and Harold will cetainly be missed by us all. I have some great memories of time spent with you and the fun we always shared. In particular I remember a certain ’59’ Chevy convertible and a ride back from the beach. What great times!! We can rejoice in our faith that Mr Clukey is no longer suffering and that with the Grace of God we will see him again.

God bless all of you.

David & Beth Hotz

Chuck Grice
7 years ago

Many wonderful memories of Harold come to mind. One that I will remember forever is the day his Uniflite 46 GOT-CHA had sold and went to survey and sea trial. A prominent local marine surveyor was inspecting the boat for the buyer and Harold had to be present. He was so meticulous about his boats that he did not want anything going on without his knowledge. When it was time for the sea trial, we all left Tidewater Marina and headed out into Hampton Roads. The surveyor, not thinking, jumped up on the cabin top directly in front of the helm from which Harold was running the boat and proceeded to sound the cabin top with his hammer. Harold was visibly upset and after collecting his thoughts he turned to me and said,”Tell that man to stop pounding on my boat.” He was always a gentleman, even in times of stress.

His love for Madeline was so great that you just wanted to be around the two of them. When he spoke of his children his face would light up. He was so very proud of them. He was a happy man who had done everything that he had wanted to do. He was complete.

Cindy Kolakoski
7 years ago

Mrs. Clukey, My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time, I will always remember his sense of humor & your loving lifetime friendship with my grandparents, Tina & Rudy. Thank you for the wonderful childhood memories of visiting your home, your visits to Petersburg and especially riding out on the latest “Gotcha” !!

God Bless your family,

love, Cindy

Robert Waddell
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to all the family. It is never easy to say goodbye but this wonderful man will live in your hearts forever. May God give you the grace to sustain you during these difficult times. Robert Waddell

Jason & Julia Jordan
7 years ago

Our prayers & thoughts are with the Clukey family at this time. We pray for peace & comfort for each of you.

Unfortunately we will be unable to attend the funeral but we will be there in spirit.

Our united love to you, Jason & Julia

Pat & Jay Kolakoski
7 years ago

So sorry to just have heard of Harold’s passing. Both he and Madeline were very special, long-time friends of our family when they lived in Petersburg. Dad has many stories of KC functions they enjoyed together. And then later the numerous boat trips they took together. He will truly be missed.

Harold was a gracious, generous gentleman who truly loved his family and didn’t hesitate to share.

Our deepest sympathy to all the Clukey family. Knowing that Harold is with Our Lord and no longer suffering is comforting. God bless you’all and may he rest in peace.

Pat and Jay

Tammy & Jake Sherman & Family
7 years ago

We would just like to give our condolences to the family once again. Uncle Harold meant the world to us and we were one of the lucky ones to have shared life with him. We have so many memories that we will cherish forever. He will be missed by us more than we can express.

Tammy, Jake, Lauren and Kristian Sherman

scott and pam cole
7 years ago

were deeply sorry for the loss of uncle Harold, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family he will be deeply missed , be assured we are with you in our hearts everyday, love scott and pam