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  • Richard C. Clemons

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  • DOLGEVILLE Richard C. Clemons, 91, formerly of Dolgeville, and most recently of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
    He was born on Oct. 5, 1922, son of the late Fredrick and Dorothy Stoddard Clemons. He attended St. Johnsville school. He proudly served in the military with the U.S. Army, 407th Infantry, 102nd Division, from 1942 to 1945 and was a World War II veteran. He then married the love of his life, Bernice Houser, on July 3, 1948. He worked for the Fuel Oil Business, having worked for John Mang and Jack Clifford, and also for Rawlings Adirondack, retiring from there. He enjoyed camping, at one time belonging to the Shoetown Trotters Camping Club.
    He is surviced by his two daughters, Gail (Barry) VanGorder of Little Falls and Patty (Larry) Clavette of San Antonio, Texas, with whom he resided; one son, Gary (Tracy) Clemons of Aurora, Colorado; four grandchildren, Eric Clavette of Jacksonville, Florida, Joe (Heather) Clavette of Omaha, Nebraska, Marcelle (Duane) Waltimyer of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Sarah (Vincent) Dobrovolc of Little Falls; four great-grandchildren, Wesley and Isaac Clavette of Omaha, Nebraska, Avery Dobrovolc of Little Falls and Owen Waltimyer of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice; his brothers, Jess, Robert and Donald; and his sister, Carmetta.
    In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public calling hours. Burial will be at the Salisbury Center Rural Cemetery, where a graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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