Clement S. Seroski

GILBERTSVILLE — Clement S. Seroski, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, May 17, 2013 at The Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born Nov. 2, 1922, in Ranshaw, he was a son of the late John and Pauline (Karwoski) Seroski.

He attended St. Anthony Catholic School, Ranshaw.

Clem, a veteran of the U.S. Army, participated in the defense of the island of Oahu and witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He also served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the active reserves in 1973.

He married Betty J. Knauer, who survives. His passing ends a marital union of 25 years.

Clem served as a Pennsylvania State Police officer for 29 years, retiring in 1975 as lieutenant officer in charge of Pennsylvania State Police, Montgomery County. He then acted as chief of Montgomery County Detectives for seven years. He was also an independent private investigator and consultant for seven years.

Clem served as waste management and recycling coordinator in Douglass Township, director of the Berks-Montgomery Municipal Authority and vice chairman of the Montgomery County Soil Conservation District.

Clem's memory lives on at the Clement S. Seroski Recycling Center, which was named in his honor.

In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by his children, David M., husband of Susan, of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; Patricia J. O'Neill, wife of David, of Lansdale; Beth A. Dimarcantonio, wife of Edward, of Wayne; Debra M. Solazzo, wife of Richard, of Boyertown; Nadine A. Kirkpatrick, wife of Richard, of Jenkintown, and Marcy L. Marks, wife of Daniel, of Douglassville; his siblings, Bertha Readly and John Semski; nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Colleen O'Neill, and siblings Stanley, Anna, Edward, Thomas, Josephine and Anthony.

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SEROSKI — Clement S. Seroski, 90, of Gilbertsville. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 610 Pine St., Bally, A private burial will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 E. High St., Pottstown. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clem's memory to the , 480 Norristown Road, Ste. 150, Blue Bell 19422. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Warker-Troutman Funeral Home
726 East High Street Pottstown, PA 19464

Published in The News Item on May 21, 2013