Obituary of William Clemens – Phoenixville, PA

William A. Clemens Sr., age 85, husband of Dana (Musterman) Clemens, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Phoenixville. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, he was a son of the late Lee Frederick and Catherine (Wyrow) Clemens.

Mr. Clemens served in the United States Marine Corps, the Merchant Marines and the United States Coast Guard. He and his wife both attended St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, Maryland, where he was class president all four years. He graduated from Bucknell University, where he served as president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was active in the industrial rubber sector for 50 years and retired at the age of 80. Mr. Clemens was active at St. Ann Church in Phoenixville from 1964 to 1998, where he was chairman of the Home and School, captain of the Lecturer and Bingo Committee, and was president of the Holy Name Society. From 1998 he was also a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church. Mr. Clemens enjoyed hunting and camping, and was an avid golfer. Most of all, he was a wonderful husband and father who loved to have a good time.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Clemens is survived by five children: Jeanne C., wife of Peter Hamilton of Reading, Pennsylvania, Jane L., wife of Martin Lintott of Charlestown, Susan A. Lally of Reading, Pennsylvania, Patricia G. Seigel of St. Peters, Pennsylvania, and William A. Clemens Jr. and Lynne Schreiber of Annapolis, Maryland; three siblings, Rita, wife of the late Ernest Staley of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kathryn Echard of Annapolis, Maryland, and Robert A. Clemens of Annapolis, Maryland; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and twenty-one nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at St. Ann Chapel, 604 S. Main St., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be Rev. John J. Nieuw. Friends will be received in the chapel from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Church, 502 S. Main St, Phoenixville.

Arrangements are being handled by the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Main Street at Fifth Avenue, Phoenixville. Condolences may be offered online at