A longtime Pittsburgh resident died peacefully in her sleep on December 4, 2013. She was 86. Mrs. Clem was born on July 4, 1927 in Metuchen, New Jersey, daughter of the late Robert and Emily Mook. Mrs. Clem is a graduate of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in Occupational Therapy. Mrs. Clem married Donald Y. Clem on September 17, 1949 at the Calvery Presbyterian Church in Wyncote PA. Mr. Clem preceded her in death in 2006. Jean is survived by her three sons, Steven (Boulder, CO), Jonathan (Fremont CA), and Andrew (Pittsburgh, PA); daughters-in-law, Deborah, Tien and former daughter-in-law, Sandra; her two sisters, Marjorie and Elaine; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Timothy, David, Erica. Elizabeth, Alicia and Wesley; and seven great-grandchildren, Brielle, Keira, Ellery, Louisa, Justin, A.J. and Nathan. Jean and her family moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1958, eventually settling in the Ben Avon area in 1963. She and her husband moved to Masonic Village in 2004. Throughout their married life, Jean and her husband travelled extensively throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Jean will always be remembered as a loving Mom, Grandmother and Nanna. She treasured her time with her family and was always gracious and generous to those around her. Her family and friends will remember her smile and laughter and fondly recall all the wonderful memories that she created. She vacationed annually in Stone Harbor, New Jersey for over 30 years, and was always joined by a number of family members. Jean was a very active member of the Sewickley Presbyterian Church and a faithful member of the Koinonia Prayer and Study group. She was an active philanthropic to a large number of charitable organizations. Jean was well known for her handiwork, much of it donated to Linus and other church related mission projects. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Sewickley presbyterian Church, 414 Grant Street, Sewickley, PA, followed by a reception at the Edgeworth Club in Edgeworth, PA. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Sewickley Presbyterian Church. Arrangements entrusted to ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1014 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2013