Clarence F. "Sam" Wells, 88, died Feb. 1, 2013, at the Treasure Coast Hospice Harper House, Stuart. He was born in New Hope, Pa., and was a winter resident of Stuart until becoming a permanent resident in 2012, coming from his birthplace. He was a hydraulic engineer and worked for several area firms and retired from Cemco Lift, a division of United Technologies. He served in the Army during World War II. He was in the battle for the Remagen Bridge with the 310th Infantry Battalion, which was the first to cross the bridge. He earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He attended Drexel University, Philadelphia. He was a 52-year member of the American Legion Post 79 New Hope and VFW Post 7921 of Lambertville, N.J., and member of Solebury Friends Meeting. He was a volunteer at the Mercer County Wildlife Center and the Sierra Club and formed a model airplane club, Bristol Aero Molders. In 1984, he climbed the Himalayas. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Joyce J. Wells of Stuart; sister, Edith Wells; daughter, Hope Wells Reese; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren, all of New York City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2792, Sarasota, FL 34230 or the Mercer County Wildlife Center, P.O. Box 161, Titusville, NJ 08560 Att.: Ms. Diane Nickerson. Services: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Circle Bay Yacht Club in Stuart. A guestbook is available at www.foresthillspalmcityflorida.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 6, 2013