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CLARENCE F. WELLS Clarence F. "Sam" Wells, of Stuart, FL, died February 1, 2013 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Harper House, Stuart, FL. He was born in New Hope, PA and was the beloved son of the late George and Cynthia (Bodine) Wells. Sam attended local schools, graduating from New Hope High School in 1942. He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He married the late Edith Williamson and entered the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in Europe and 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. Upon returning home he became a hydraulic engineer and worked for several area firms and retired from Cemco Lift, a division of United Technologies. He is a 52 year member of the American Legion Post #79 New Hope, and VFW Post 7921 of Lambertville, NJ. He is a member of Solebury Friends Meeting. He was a volunteer of the Mercer County Wildlife Center and the Sierra Club. While in Bristol, PA, he formed a model airplane club named Bristol Aero Molders for which he was an active member for many years. In 1984, he visited Nepal where he climbed the Himalayas. He was a wine connoisseur, and made wine for many years. He loved to fish throughout his life. He loved all God's little creature and "Miss Lily". Sam loved to draw cartoons especially pigs. Many of his cartoons were published and in 1999 did a very successful Pig Calendar for the Millennium. He is survived by his wife, Joyce J. Wells whom he married in 1985. They lived in New Hope until May of 2012 when they moved to Stuart, FL after having been winter residents for many years, coming. Also surviving are his sister Edith Wells Hann and a niece Barbara Bevis (Jack) of New Jersey. Beloved sister-in-law Joan Graff of Palm City, FL, his niece Elizabeth Heflin-Newell and a nephew Robert H. Graff; godchildren, Christopher and Cori Heflin of Sarasota, FL; great, great, nephew, Desmond and adopted nephew Gregory Gonzales of New York City; a daughter Hope Wells Reese; granddaughters Victoria (Greg) Kennedy and Augusta (Mark) Donohue, and four great grandchildren all of NYC. SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 9th with William Newell, CSM at the Circle Bay Yacht Club, Stuart. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 2792, Sarasota, FL 34230 or the Mercer County Wildlife Center, PO Box 161, Titusville, NJ 08560 Att: Ms. Diane Nickerson. An online registry is available at: www.foresthillspalmcityflorida .com Paid Obituary
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Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 7, 2013