OBITUARY

Michael Daniel Clemente Jr.

December 19, 1947April 8, 2021

Michael Daniel Clemente, Jr, child of God, loving and dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many died on April 8, 2021 after a long battle with liver disease.

This quiet, strong, kind-hearted, loyal, caring, funny and gentle man with a heart of gold was deeply loved and cherished by family and friends. He had a sense of humor that never quit, even through most of his almost year-long illness. Through the years he has served us all in big and small ways – making us laugh, preparing amazing meals with tender loving care, listening patiently, watching out and being there for us all.

Michael was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on December 19, 1947 and grew up in Newburgh, NY. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1964, was accepted at Paul Smith's College for Forestry, but then enlisted and served for 4 years in the U.S. Navy (1966 to 1970, as an aviation mechanic) and later earned an A.A. Degree in Business from Harriman College in NY. In his Navy days, he enjoyed working on and building race cars, racing (especially on dirt tracks) and was a lifelong passionate NASCAR fan. Most of all he loved being with family and friends. He enjoyed being outside – hiking in the mountains and woods, fishing and searching for shells at the beach, kayaking, fossil hunting, treasure hunting. He appreciated antiques and learning about them. He loved all kinds of music and live theater. Here in Charlotte County, Michael worked with his father and brother in a family-owned portable sanitation business for over 23 years, providing excellent, friendly service.

Michael's parents (both deceased) are Michael D. Clemente, Sr and Ruth Eleanor Tompkins.

Michael is survived by his wife of almost 39 years (May 10), Martha Turner Clemente, his 4 children – Chris (Jenny) Clemente, P.C.; Melissa Clemente, Newburgh, NY; Justin (Brooke) Clemente, Hagerstown, MD; Gabriella (Ryan) Nolan, St. Petersburg, FL – and 10 precious grandchildren, his brother, Steve (Brenda) Clemente, McAlpin, FL; his sister Laurie (Mike) Chikeles, Wallkill, NY and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are through Kays-Ponger Funeral Home in P.C.. A service celebrating Michael's life is planned for Saturday, May 8 at 11:30 am at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd, P.C.. If you wish to give a gift in memory/honor of Michael, the family requests that gifts be made in Michael's name to the American Liver Foundation (liverfoundation.org – see How you can help), First Alliance Church of P.C., Tidewell Hospice of C.C., the Animal Welfare League of C.C. or the Peace River Wildlife Center.

Thanking God for this man who has blessed our lives in so many ways, for every moment we had together, and for all of the special people who have helped him and us through this time.

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Ed and Sherre Henley

May 8, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Michael's death. Our prayers are with Martha and all of those who loved him.

Laurie Chikeles

May 7, 2021

My brother, my friend and recipe sharing buddy. So sad to have to say goodbye, just heartbroken. Love you and keeping you close in my heart.

steven clemente

May 7, 2021

A brother like no ,Thanks for always being there Bro. Till we meet again.

steven clemente

May 7, 2021

Brother like no other.Thanks for always being there Bro.

Justin Clemente

May 7, 2021

Thankful for you and all you did for your family. Thank you for being my father. Rest in peace, rise in glory, Dad.

Martha Clemente

May 5, 2021

Heartbroken and sad beyond words - we love you and miss you so much sweetheart. You will always be in our hearts. I love you. XXOO

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY