John T. Clem
Born in Ross County, OH to John T. and Elsie (Ackley) Clem on Sept. 15, 1925, he was an Officer in the United States Army. Retired from service on Feb. 1, 1964. He served in WWII and Korea. He received 2 Purple Hearts. One during WWII, the other Korea. Among other accommodations he is a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was also recognized for his meritorious service in the Berlin Crisis in October 1961.
He was member of VFW 8054 and the American Legion.
He had a passion for finding and restoring antique clocks and loved working outdoors.
There is nothing he enjoyed more than a house full of family. His last day, family members gathered around him for a last family reunion, a special day for him.
His wife, Della (Fogle) Clem predeceased him.
He is survived by his four children: Phyllis A. (Keith) Hackleman of Rochester, NY; Leslie L. (Nubia) Clem of Crestview Hills, KY; Linda F. (Steve) Kuenzer of Mt. Gilead, OH; and Sandra Lee (James) Gentile of New Albany, OH.
Grandchildren: Brian (Laurie) Hackleman of Rochester, NY; Brady (Jennifer) Hackleman of Richmond, VA; Melissa (Steve) Neale of Westerville, OH; John (Joy) Clem of Columbus, OH; April (Tom) Dible of Upper Sandusky, OH; Tamara Silk of DuBois, PA; Suzan Eck of Columbus, OH.
Great-grandchildren: Christopher, Jenna and Michael Hackleman of Rochester, NY; Garrett Neale of Columbus, OH; Ellie Dible of Upper Sandusky, OH; Brittaney and Sydney Gray of DuBois, PA.
John’s family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Snyder Funeral Home Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead. An informal time of sharing led by family and friends will follow immediately at noon. Burial with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VFW 8054 or the American Legion, and may be made to the care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve John’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them online by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.