Clement P. Litvinas

Clement P. Litvinas, 93, passed away on Friday, March 29.
Born in Tamaqua, he was the fourth of seven children of the late Joseph and Anna Litvinas.
Following graduation from high school, he joined the Army. Upon enlistment, he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Hospital. Subsequently, he was an original member of the 121st Evacuation Hospital and served in England, France and Germany as a motor sergeant during World War II.
After the war, he married Anna Krunglevich of Tamaqua.
He began a long and successful international career. Hired by Texaco, he constructed oil pipelines from the interior of Venezuela to shipping terminals. He transferred to Saudi Arabia, where he worked for the Arabian American Oil Company, and then entered government service as a heavy equipment specialist, working on development projects in Suriname, Honduras, Korea, Dominica, Trinidad, Vietnam and Laos. He retired from the Federal Highway Administration.Surviving are two sons, Clement Jr. and Anthony, and their spouses, Donna and Carol.
He will be fondly remembered by six grandchildren, Benjamin, Nichole, Anthony Jr., and his wife, Eryn, Matthew, and his wife, Natalie, Jeremy and Megan, wife of Blake VanDeever. He is also survived by his younger brother Albert.
He was also preceded in death by his wife and a son Joseph.
Service: Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua. Interment, parish cemetery, Owl Creek, Tamaqua. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Contributions in his name may be made to USO or a .

Published in Times News on Apr. 1, 2013