Captain Clifford C. “Cliff” Gadway, 72 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on April 5, 2017. He was born on November 24, 1944 in Rome, NY to Clifford and Mildred (Bones) Gadway Sr. Cliff had a varying career from cowboying to a TV news photographer, captain in the merchant marine and an engineering manager for a computer company. He married Linda (Bachus) on March 1, 1975 in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed anything mechanical and had a love and passion for cars, boats, radio controlled airplanes, and motorcycles. Cliff is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Linda Gadway; sister, Sandy Reilly; nieces and nephews, Michelle Morehead, Denise Morehead, Amy Arnn, Dr. Bill Schueler, David Schueler, Ben Bachus, and Jennifer Ryerson. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 AM at Living Faith Assembly Church, 467 S. 10th St., Cottage Grove, OR. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel.