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Gary Kloosterman Scholarship

Bill Canfield Fly Fishing Camp is deeply honored and grateful to have recently received a donation covering the cost for one camper for the June session from Diane Kloosterman and her family. Diane wanted to honor the memory of her late husband and share his love of fly fishing by making it possible for a camper to attend this session at no cost! Gary and Diane would have been married 40 years this June.


Gary is being honored by his wife, Diane, daughter Meaghan Kloosterman Michaeloff, son-in-law Andrew Michaeloff, grandson Evan Michaeloff and Diane's parents, Joan and Harvey Tepfer. His family states...


"Gary always enjoyed nature and the out-of-doors.


He was born in California and as a boy often went hiking in the desert, deep sea fishing with his father, or traveling with his family across the country. As a young man, Gary’s hobbies included rock climbing and backpacking, and he continued his love of hiking. Several times he hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierras. At that time, he enjoyed lake fishing. It was not until later in his life that he was introduced to fly fishing by a friend. It was not long before it became a passion. He could be seen out in the field of the local college perfecting his cast. He learned to tie his own flies. He studied the local lakes and streams. He looked forward to his twice yearly fishing trips to the Sierras. Gary always said he found such peace and serenity on the river. Gary made friends with everyone, was kind, and very generous. He would be pleased and honored to share his joy of fly fishing."


Gary Evan Kloosterman

9/17/52 Santa Monica, California - 6/1/16 Poughkeepsie, New York



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