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Age 93, passed away Sunday, the 20th of January, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. He was born in North Braddock, PA to Daniel and Anna Fitzmaurice Clements on the 12th of December, 1919. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Frances McGrath, Ann Bennett, and Adele Naughton; and one brother, Richard Clements. He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Wakefield of Beaver, PA and Catherine Clements of St. Petersburg, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was educated at schools in East Pittsburgh, PA and attended seminary at St. Francis in Loretto, PA and St. Mary's in Baltimore, MD. He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville on the 1st of May, 1954 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. He served at Catholic churches in Memphis, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge, Gallatin, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Old Hickory, Loretto, Columbia, and Springfield, all in Tennessee. He also served as Chaplain for the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. Though he retired in 1985, he continued his ministry to the homebound, to the residents of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute in Knoxville, and to the parishioners of Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville. Visitation will be held at MARSHALL - DONNELLY - COMBS FUNERAL HOME, in Nashville from 5 until 8 on Tuesday, the 22nd of January, 2013, with Rosary prayers at 7:30. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Cathedral of the Incarnation on Wednesday, the 23rd of January, 2013 at 1:30 in the afternoon with the Most Rev. David R. Choby serving as principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ladies of Charity in Nashville, TN. MARSHALL-DONNELLY-COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 615-327-1111.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 22, 2013
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