Richard C. Clement
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AGE: 88 • Toms River
Richard C. Clement, 88, of Toms River, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Rick grew up in Toms River and was a graduate of Toms River High School. He earned his BA degree from Thomas Edison College. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he joined the Dover Twp. Police Department in 1946. He served as Chief of Police from 1967 to 1979, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and had the honor of serving three United States Presidents, as Presidential Task Force National Chairman and member of two criminal and juvenile justice committees. What was most close to Rick's heart was law enforcement. He was very proud of being a sworn police officer for his hometown of Toms River.
Rick was predeceased by his father, Curt; mother, Orabell; his son, Dr. Richard J. Clement; his daughter, Dr. Cheryl Clement; and his wife, Margaret K. Clement. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Deborah; his daughter, Kathleen Mora of Lexington KY; his daughter, Maureen and her husband Richard Cubeta of Houston, TX; his son, Michael Powell and his wife, Sharon of Florida; his daughter-in-law, Diana Clement of Maryland; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Per his wishes, Rick will be cremated and funeral arrangements are private under the direction of Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Dept., 40 Clayton Ave., T.R., NJ 08755. To view Rick's obituary or to share in his life story and leave thoughts and memories for his family, you may visit www.andersonandcampbell.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 17, 2012