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CLEMENT, JOHN A. III 67 - of Linwood, NJ passed away on April 9, 2014, at Shore Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 9, 1946, and raised in Yeadon. PA. He moved to Ventnor and attended Atlantic City High School, Class of 1964, and continued his education, graduating from St. John's University in New York. In his early years, John was a lifeguard at the Sands Motel in Ventnor, a family owned business. He taught history and coached wrestling at Atlantic City High School. He was inducted into the ACHS Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions to the wrestling team. After teaching, he went into business with his father and operated the Tilton Driving Range in Northfield. Soon after, he moved over to the Black Horse Pike in West Atlantic City and built Golf and Tennis World. In 1977, he constructed Riverdale Golf Course in Mays Landing, now known as Greentree Golf Course. He later expanded his operation at Golf and Tennis World to include a Best Western Hotel, restaurant, and health club. In addition, John also operated the Pro Shop at Linwood Country Club for 18 years. His passion in life was his golf business, where over the years he met many wonderful customers who became his lifelong friends. He loved to chat and tell stories with them all. In 2014, he retired from the business. John always looked forward every year to his family vacations in St. Thomas. He loved spending time relaxing and doing crossword puzzles with his friends at Bluebeards Castle. He also loved watching the Phillies and Eagles. His greatest joy in life was his family, and he was especially proud of his two sons and precious granddaughter. John served two terms on Linwood City Council and seven years on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation. He supported many local charities throughout the years. John was predeceased by his parents, John and Sally Clement. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 41 years; beloved sons, Michael and Nicholas; his granddaughter, Hailey; in-laws, Louise and Jerry Herriott, and Mary Jane and Jay Hurley; nephew, Thomas Hurley; niece, Katie Hurley; and many other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held from 9:30am to 11:00am on Saturday, April 10th at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Linwood followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of John Clement to Jefferson Foundation, 125 South 9th Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home – ghwimberg.com

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  • Ksimon posted at 3:19 pm on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    Ksimon Posts: 1

    Hello Linda, It's Kathy (Huddy) Segal here sending my deepest condolences for the great loss to you and your family. I knew both you and John since way back when. I will always remember the two of you as the perfect couple, and John as one of the nicest men I have ever known in my entire life. His devotion to his family and commitment to his community is immeasurable, and will be cherished by those whose lives he touched.

    Warmest wishes,
    Kathy Huddy Segal

     
  • Gregory Smith posted at 12:11 pm on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    GregoryS01 Posts: 10

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Clement. Our thoughts and prayers to the Clement's Family. My Dad (Eddie Smith) use to work for John @ Golf & Tennis World. He enjoyed working for John and cherished their friendship they had over the years. I fondly remember John as very kind and humble man with a good sense of humor. May the Good Lord comfort you today and the days ahead.

    Gregory Smith & Family

     
  • funkyelbow posted at 11:33 pm on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    funkyelbow Posts: 1

    Linda, My name is Heather Pitman. We met briefly at Bacharach. I was the Occupational Therapist that came in to evaluate John the night he arrived. I went to high school with Mike; graduated a year ahead of him. I really enjoyed meeting you and John and talking about growing up in Linwood. I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I will be praying for your family's loss. After hearing how uncomfortable John was when he was with us at Bacharach, I am confident that now he is pain free and at peace.

     
  • EricHitchner posted at 3:30 pm on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    EricHitchner Posts: 1

    Sorry to hear of your loss, its been 20yrs since I worked with John but I remember him fondly! I was a trainer in the gym at Golf and Tennis World. Great man!!!!!!

     
  • DON AND ANGELA VASS posted at 1:17 pm on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    papancrkrs Posts: 2

    ANGELA AND I WISH TO EXPRESS OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE CLEMENT FAMILY. JOHN WAS A FINE LEADER FOR THE CITY OF LINWOOD, AND A LOYAL FRIEND TO US PERSONALLY. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.

     
  • Kathy Forde posted at 12:00 pm on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    cass Posts: 2

    Linda and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of John. Frank and I always considered him a true friend. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Fondly,
    Cass Forde

     
  • Eddie Tate posted at 10:26 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    EddieT Posts: 1

    A very dear and cherished member of this community is lost and will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy for the entire family.

     
  • Rosemary posted at 10:09 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Rosemary Posts: 19

    So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Michael, and family at this time..
    Rosemary and John Ordile

     
  • Tom Bassford posted at 8:29 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    tbass Posts: 3

    So Sorry for your loss. What a good man John was. Always enjoyed going to Golf & Tennis World & doing buisness with John

     
  • posted at 7:23 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Posts:

    My condolences to the entire Clement family. Like so many, I was very fond of John, and will miss him. May God comfort you all.
    George Evinski

     

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