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Charles H. "Chuck" Clem, 45

July 16, 2009

SEPT. 14, 1963-JULY 13, 2009

Charles H. "Chuck" Clem, 45, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 13, 2009.

He was the beloved son of William E. and Patricia A. Burrier Clem.

Born Sept. 14, 1963, Chuck spent his childhood in the Mountaindale and Yellow Spring areas. He loved the mountains.

He graduated from Thomas Johnson High School, class of 1981, with vo-tech training as a machinist, but his interest in woodworking propelled him to his lifelong career as a skilled carpenter for 25 years. For the past eight years, he was associated with Brownstone Construction.

He was a Civil War enthusiast and through his love for metal detecting, he gathered an extensive collection of Civil War relics. He was a serious coin collector from the age of 10. His greatest passion was cooking, modifying recipes, and he enjoyed spending time with and serving his food to family and friends.

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In addition to his loving parents, Charles is survived by one sister, Deborah Harley and husband, Dale; two nephews, Jacob and Andrew Harley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Frances Clem, and Harold and Nellie Burrier; and two uncles, Harvey and John Clem.

Chuck will be remembered by longtime friends, Charles and Dixie Eccard, Jason and Ginger Deavers, Mike Stream, Andy Dorcus, Neal, Gin and Molly Draper, Malcohm Sweeny, Greg Warrenfeltz and longtime companion Esther Kline.

The family will be present to receive friends Friday, July 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 40 Fulton Ave., Walkersville, Md.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends one hour before services.

Interment will be near his loving maternal grandparents in Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Daysville Road.

In lieu of flowers, any gifts in his memory can be made to National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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