Roger K. CLENDENING II

CLENDENING, Roger K. II of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He was born in New York City and moved here in 1973. Roger II was a talented writer, journalist and author. He wrote Filk songs, poetry, and science fiction. He was an intern and staff writer at the St. Petersburg Times Pasco Bureau. A Lakewood High School graduate, and co-editor of the school newspaper, Clendening II attended New York University. He considered himself a Trekker. A tenor, he sang with The Boys Choir of St. Petersburg, The NYU Choral Society and The Alumni Singers. Raised as a Christian, he attended McCabe United Methodist Church and Faith Community Worship Center. He is survived by his mother, Constance M. Costley-Clendening, St. Petersburg; his father, Roger K. Clendening, Denver, CO; his sister, Rashida M. Clendening, Oakland, CA; his grandmother, Eleanora Jones, and his uncle, Herbert A. Jones, both of Bronx, NY; three aunts, Leah C. Clendening, St. Petersburg, LaVerne M. Clendening-Spencer, Queens, NY, and Tamala Byrd, Joppa, MD; three first cousins, Djari McLaurin-Clendening, Bergenfield, NJ, Craig E. Spencer, Brooklyn, NY, and Kai Mosby, Joppa, MD. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park. A Memorial Celebration is set for 2-4pm Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at The Old Landmark Cathedral Church, 4201 6th St. South, St. Petersburg. Contact the family via email at irememberraj@gmail.com.

Funeral Home

Taylor Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center
5300 Park Boulevard Pinellas Park, FL 37781
(727) 545-9858

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 31, 2014