Robert C. Clingan

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Robert C. Clingan, 45, formerly of Westminster, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster, after a 16-year battle with brain cancer.

Born April 16, 1968, he was the son of Robert Teeter Clingan and the late Bonnie Carey Clingan. He was the husband of Dianna Louise Clingan, who he married in 2004.

His formative years were spent in Europe, where he graduated from The American School in Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1986. He graduated from The College of Wooster in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts, and from Towson University in 1998 with a Masters of Fine Arts. He was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and spent a year studying Noh theatre in Tokyo, Japan.

Much of his professional career was spent directing numerous critically acclaimed plays in the Baltimore area. He was an assistant professor of Theater at Loyola College and later at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Ore. He then moved to remote Elim, Alaska.

He was an active supporter of environmental causes and enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, and rock climbing whenever possible. His adventures included, but were not limited to, the Grand Canyon, Denali National Park, the Inca Trail, Mount Fuji, the base of Everest, the Great Pyramids, Bali and Borneo. When not outdoors, he enjoyed listening to his extensive collection of classical music.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are brothers Mark Clingan and wife Sharon, of Newport, R.I. and Scott Clingan and wife Carin, of Reisterstown; seven nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at The Studio Theatre at The Center for the Arts, Osler Drive, Towson University; and a second memorial service will be held in Coos Bay at later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sierra Club, Member Services, 85 Second St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-3441.

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Published in Carroll County Times on May 27, 2013
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