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Norfolk - Carlton Thomas "Tom" Clevenger, 58, passed away at his home in Norfolk on June 21, 2014, after fighting the good fight. He is the son of the late George Clevenger and Clara Clevenger of Frederick, MD. Tom is a 1974 graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School and he enlisted in the Navy right after graduation. Tom received his commission as Ensign in January 1990, and retired after 30 years of service as a Lieutenant Commander. He was highly decorated and through the Navy he was a seasoned world traveler. At the time of his death, Tom was still serving the Navy but as a civilian employee. He was an active member of the local VFW Post 4809 and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Besides his mother he is survived by his beloved wife, Yumiko of Norfolk, VA; brother, Keith and his wife, Jami of Gettysburg, PA; sisters, Wendy, Karen, and Carolyn and her husband, Matthew all from Frederick, MD; two nephews, Cory and Lane; and three nieces, Colleen, Marissa, and Corrinne. Tom's father, George Clevenger, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 25 from 6pm-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., VA Beach. A funeral service will be on Thursday, June 26 at 10am at the funeral home, followed by a committal service at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA, with full military honors. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 24, 2014