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Of Washington, PA, passed into Jesus' arms on April 3, 2012. Mike had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as a young child. Mike was born in Salem, Oregon on September 5, 1981. He attended Trinity High School, University of Richmond and University of Richmond Law School. Mike traveled extensively in Europe and made friends wherever he went. He had the privilege of meeting Margaret Thatcher while studying in Cambridge. He was fluent in Italian and spent a semester abroad in Italy. His most recent trip was with his family to the Holy Lands. Mike was a natural leader and had a servant's heart. He started a Bible Study Club while in middle school. He was class president and prom king in high school and coached youth soccer for 3 years. In college, he was editor of The Collegian Newspaper, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega honor society and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. In Law School, he wrote for The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, was a member of the Dispute Resolution Society and the Christian Legal Society, and was voted "Most Outstanding Student." Mike lived a life of love… love of Jesus, family, and friends. He put forth great effort maintaining those relationships. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed golf, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, boating, skiing and bowling. Throughout his career, Mike served as Clerk for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, Clerk for the Honorable Gary Lancaster, Chief Judge in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and most recently was an Associate at Reed Smith, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA. Michael is survived by his parents, Dr. James K. Clements and Ava M. (Fatigati) Clements; brothers, Mathew D. and Jeremy M. Clements; maternal grandfather, Mario Fatigati. He was predeceased in death by fraternal grandparents, Claude and Lila Clements, and maternal grandmother, Gloria Fatigati. His family cherishes the memories of his faithful love for all, which was rooted in Jesus' faithful love for him. There will be no public viewing. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at South Hills Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA on Wednesday, April 11th, at 11 a.m. The service may be viewed live at www.biblechapel.org. Click on "Watch our services online." In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, Southwestern Regional Office, 1100 Liberty Ave Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 6, 2012
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