I was so sorry to hear about Chase. I have so many fun memories from Kelseys. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I was so sorry to hear of Chase's passing. I was out of town this weekend so could not attend the memorial, but I will always remember him as being one of the true wits of this city.
Growing up across the street from your family in the 60s & 70s, I'm expressing my deepest sympathies to you, Neal and Chase, (and Jane), who treated me like family whenever I came over - which was often. My dad just passed away 4 months ago; perhaps they're neighbors again. Take care
I didn't know his whole history until I saw his obituary. Chase certainly qualified as a journalistic icon...with a storied career. It's a cliche...but it is true, they don't make them like Chase anymore. Sue, I am so sorry for your loss...but Chase sure did leave a tremendous legacy.
Sue and Joe, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy with the passing of Chase. I always had the most respect for him and he is one of the greats in Northwest Ohio journalism. I have to work all day on Saturday so I am not sure I will get by to pay my respects. Again, please accept my condolences and may God soothe your hearts.
I cannot express my gratitude enough for the great stories and memories posted here. The family remembers so many of you, and I thank you.
Chase and I grew up together, we played in the vacant lot across the street from his house. Many great times.
I was former broadcast news person. I ran for city council in 1991 and 2001. Chase treated me fairly, even though I had worked with some of his former co-workers in radio. The most amusing story I have came on the day of Chase's passing. I mentioned to mayor-elect D. Michael Collins that chase had passed. Mr. Collins told me \this story. As a student, he had Chase as a teacher. Chase, knowing Mr. Collins history with horses, would call Mr. Collins to the front of the classroom and hand him a racing program and say, "here kid, handicap these races for me." What a funny story. Of course, Chase would pick the day where pick one of the most important and historical races was held in Toledo to pass. Chase you are a class act.
Chase, rest in peace our honorary steam captain - you will be missed but you will not be forgotten. Sue, our deepest condolences, Hope and Randy Samborn
Chase, you were a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you for the invaluable tutelage. No one in that newsroom was ever more generous with such deep knowledge of this city. The best of colleagues...
Chase was a great reporter and a great writer, and it's rare to find both skills in a newsman. He had sources upon sources and knew everything going on in this area. I learned a lot from Chase and am grateful I had an opportunity to get to know him as a colleague and a friend.
I remember how thrilled we all were when he moved over from TV to The Blade. No one better informed, no one funnier. He helped create a newsroom atmosphere that so many of us will never forget. Thinking of you Sue, Pat and Tim Green
Chase and I were raised a block from each other and yetb we went to diffderent schools. i admired his quick intellect and his friendly smile. He loved to tease (I am 3 years younger) and he had class. I am pleased he is a part of my memory.
It was an honor and a privilege to have known Chase. His keen observations, astute reporting, and political musings were always informational, educational, entertaining, and an inspiration. My deepest condolences to Sue and the entire family.
I remember Chase from my high school years when I delivered The Toledo Times to him every morning at 6:00 AM every morning at WTOD. Then I'd hang around and watch him and Bob do what they did best. I remember he had allergy issues and they would do a bit where he'd "go" out in the bean field surrounding the station and do a pollen count. Have wondered in recent years what happened to him. Good to know he had a long and wonderful life. Sympathies to Chase's family. Bill Gors
Chase was a class act, I learned alot from him which helped me land me a job with CBS affilate WIBW in Topeka, Kansas when I was in college and then for 7 years at WCWA radio here in Toledo. Rest in peace buddy, till we meet again
Chase and I were at DHS the same time. I remember his pegged pants and white buck shoes, later got to know him when we both were returned army veterans and taking classes at UT in l958. Chase lived on Bancroft Street and I lived on Paisley Road,both in the Reynolds Corners area. I recall that Chase attended Glann elementary school on Reynolds Road. One of Chase's first jobs was teaching school at Mount Vernon School on Byrne Road. Later Chase taught at Libbey High School before entering the media. It seems our paths kept crossing through the years. A scholarly fellow, extremely well read, it is ironic the last time I saw Chase he was browsing through a Monroe Street bookstore. Our condolences to the Clements family.
Chase taught me more about local television journalism in one week than I learned in college in four years. Nicknamed "Bear" in the WSPD-TV newsroom no one was better on the beat than Chase. Politics was his passion but the story was the story and he knew how to communicate it best. Just a great talent who opened the door for me and others in broadcasting. His great attribute was teaching others and he did it so very well.
Cape Girardeau, MO
My condolences to Sue and all of Chase's family. I had the honor of being a neigbor to Sue and Chase when I was attending law school in the late 80s and always enjoyed Chase's great wisdom and wit. RIP.
I fondly remember Chase working with Bob Martz at WTOD radio. They had the funniest routines where Chase played the part of a guy named Brandon...hilarious! That was back in the early 60's but I'll always remember both Bob and Chase with fond memories.
One of the greatest individuals to be around. Great times-great laughs. Will certainly be missed. Thanks for the great words. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sue and family
Chase Clements - What a great guy for a green reporter to go to the national Democratic convention with in 1984. He was the pro. And what a most excellent pal to sit next to for years in the then-boisterous newsroom. Farewell, dear Chase.
Tahree Lane, Toledo
To Chase, Jr. and the Clements family, I extend my sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.May he rest in peace.
Early in my career, I thought Chase Clements was the be-all, end all of covering local politics. Turns out, I was right. I will forever miss, and always remember, one of my favorite colleagues who taught us all so much and had so much fun.
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