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Anthony Raymond “Fuzzo” Clement, 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Ray was born November 30, 1930, a son of Anthony R. and Catherine (Hamrock) Clement in Youngstown’s Briar Hill where he lovingly inherited the nickname Fuzzo.
Ray attended the Rayen High School, and he retired from the City of Youngstown Water Department in 1990 after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Christine Church where he often served as an usher during Sunday mass and he also belonged to their Infant of Prague Guild. He was a committee member of the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest and a volunteer at the Bingo Hall at St. Christine’s Festival. Ray was a member of both the Arco Club mixed doubles bocce league the mixed doubles bowling league at McGuffy and Mar-Hill Lanes.
Ray was a lover of all Cleveland and Buckeye sports. He loved his family with all of his heart, and his greatest joy was attending his children and grandchildren’s events.
Ray will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, the former Anna Marie Nespeca whom he married June 22, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Church in Youngstown; his children: Cheryl (Tom) Strauss, Renee (Jim) Hlebovy and Raymond Clement; his grandchildren: Julie (Scott) Brownlee, Gina (Brad) Hoersten and Gianna Hlebovy, and a great-grandson, Luca Anthony Brownlee.
Besides his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his infant son, Raymond.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 26th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home at 3100 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, OH and on Wednesday, June 27th from 9:30am to 10:45am at St. Christine's Church. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am Wednesday at St. Christine Church in Youngstown.
Ray’s family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to the staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown for the tremendous care and compassion they showed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Christine’s roof fund with checks made out to St. Christine Church.