PATRICK ANTHONY CLEMENT, MD Patrick Clement, 80, physician, passed away from liver cancer at his home in Santa Fe on October 22, 2013. Dr. Clement was the beloved husband of Lexy Clement; father of Carol Clement of Binghampton, NY; step-father of Alicia Justus of Santa Fe and Adam Justus (Bonita) of Fort Worth; loving "Papa" to Alex and Emma Justus of Santa Fe, and Liberty Bess Justus of Fort Worth; sister Rosemary Clement of Euclid, OH; nieces Beth Terango of Los Angeles and Amy Waldbillig of Westchester, OH; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jack and Cheryl Young of Santa Fe, Ron and Patricia Farmer of Jama, Ecuador, and Walter and Josie Adams of Chicago. Dr. Clement leaves behind numerous special friends. Born in Cleveland on December 22, 1932, Dr. Clement lived a life of service and compassion. He was a lifelong activist for social justice, including his participation in the Civil Rights March on Washington in August, 1963 where he, in his own words, "proudly stood with Martin Luther King, Jr., and attempted, with Norman Mailer and others, to levitate the Pentagon." As a young man, he chose military service with the U.S. Navy, and was known as CDR Patrick A. Clement USN/MC. From 1965-70, he served as a physician for the Central Intelligence Agency with posts in Greece, Italy, and the Middle East. Later he served as the medical director for an inner city clinic in New Haven, CT. He retired from military service in November 1995. In recent years, Dr. Clement was known by family and friends as a "gentle soul" with a special connection with animals, and with his beloved grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Ambercare Hospice, especially Virginia, Nancy, and Dr. Thron for their dedication and unconditional support during the last year of Dr. Clement's life. Dr. Clement's cremains will be interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society where he and his wife, Lexy, first met over twelve years ago.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900