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Clement, Roland - Hamden  
Roland C. Clement, 102, died in his Hamden, CT home on March 21, 2015. He was the loving father of Charles (wife, Rosa), Connie, Alison Lawrence (husband, John Lawrence); grandfather of Vanessa (partner, John Rooks), Lorena, Bronwyn; great grandfather of Nelson and Regina; brother of Gerard; uncle to nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by beloved wife, Muriel (nee Crowly), parents Germain and Angelina (nee Desjardins) ClĂ©ment, and five siblings. Roland became hooked on birds as a boy upon seeing warbler eye-to-eye. Best known as VP and ecologist at National Audubon Society, Roland was a champion to curtail use of DDT and pesticides and innovate endangered bird conservation. Roland was a fellow at Yale, a catalyst in founding the Environmental Defense Fund and chaired numerous advisory committees and organizations, including Norwalk’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Connecticut Audubon and the first environmental advisory committee to the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a graduate of U. Mass, Brown and Cornell. The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Larson Place and Vitas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an environmental or world changing charity of your choice. Celebration of life to be held in the Quinnipiac Room, Larson Place, 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Tuesday, March 24 at 4 pm.
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Published in The Hour on Mar. 23, 2015
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