James L. Clem, Jr., 53, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 16th in Mrytle Beach,South Carolina.

Born in Bedford, Ohio, James had lived in Tallmadge for most of his life and graduated from Tallmadge High School in 1981. His favorite hobby was working on cars. Jimmy was a kind and gentle soul and was always willing to help others. His generosity of spirit and compassionate disposition will be missed greatly by his family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard W. Clem.

James is survived by his mother, Barbara L. Johnson of Darien, CT.; father, James L. (Regina) Clem, Sr. of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Deborah (Sanford) Rich of Darren, CT. and Diane Anderson of Tallmadge. Jimmy was an uncle to many nieces and nephews: Sandy (Kimberly), Annie, Aimee and Jamie Rich, Amanda (Andrew) DeGasperi, Shannon Cutlip, Brandon Anderson; 4 great nieces; Hailey, Hanna, Hadley and Annabelle and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flower, please consider donating in Jimmy’s name to Brain and Behavior Research Foundation in support of medical research on mental illnesses, including schizophrenia. Donations can be made at the foundation’s website.


(TE 7-10-16)