CAMERON, CLARENCE B. Clarence B. Cameron died, surrounded by his family, on April 22, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the age of 91. He was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Middletown, CT, the son of George Cameron and Jennie (Maynard) Cameron. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1941. A Middletown resident for 66 years, retiring to Tamarac, Florida, in 1999, he was a veteran of WWII, serving as a SGT in the Army Air Corps stationed in England and France. He was predeceased by his parents; by his brothers, William and George; by his sisters, Eva Young and Dorothy Bransfield. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Webster Cameron of Tamarac, FL; his son Gary and wife Gail of Punta Gorda, FL and Eastford, CT; and daughter Kathleen and her husband Bob Drajewicz of Haddam, CT. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew and Dovey Cameron of FL, Cory Fowler and Amy Pellerin, Ryan and Kate Drajewicz, Derek and Kelly Drajewicz and Kaitlin Drajewicz, all of CT; great-grandchildren, Camryn, Reese and Bailey Fowler, Kai and Kira Cameron and Charlie Drajewicz, and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of Teagan and Camden Drajewicz in July; sister-in-law Carrie (Bud) Webster of Cromwell, CT; and by many nieces and nephews. Clarie was a plumber and plumbing and heating contractor for 45 years, working in the greater Middletown area with both of his brothers, Bill and George. Upon the death of his brother George, he assumed ownership of Cameron Plumbing and Heating until his retirement in 1989. Clarie had a lifelong love of baseball, coaching in both the Middletown Little League and the Ahern Whelan Leagues. He was a supporter of Middletown Legion Baseball for many years. An avid Red Sox fan and a loyal follower of the UCONN Mens’ and Womens’ Basketball programs. He was a former member of the Democratic Town Committee and member of the Board of Selectman of the town of Middletown. Clarie leaves many friends in both CT and Florida, especially the Hassett Family and his family at The Diner By the Sea. A Memorial Service will be held on June 14, 2014, 11AM at St. John Church in Middletown, CT. Memorial donations in Clarie’s name may be made to the Middletown American Legion Baseball Program, Bernie O’Rourke Drive, Middletown, CT 06457.
Published in middletownpress on Apr. 26, 2014