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Thomas Martin ClementsAge 57 of rural St. Charles , passed away late Thursday evening, September 7, 2006 at Delnor Community Hospital , Geneva . He was born June 24, 1949 in Chicago , IL , the son of Winton and Dolores (Siessmann) ClementsTom’s growing up years were spent in Rolling Meadows , IL , where his father owned a Brown’s Chicken franchise and Tom worked at the restaurant through his high school years. Following graduation from St. Viator’s High School in Arlington Heights , Tom began his college years at Southern Illinois University and later graduated from Albert Lee College, Minnesota where he completed his degree in business. His first year out of college, he moved to Denver, Colorado with some of his classmates. Determined to enjoy life a little before launching into their careers, they worked putting in fence posts by day but their nights and week-ends belonged to their imaginations. Returning home, Tom took a job in outside sales with Ryerson Steel in Chicago . Later, he worked as well for Jocelyn Steel, also of Chicago . In the early 90’s Tom went to work for Chicago Dryer where he became the regional sales manager and worked for fourteen years until shortly before his death. On August 28, 1976, Tom married Terry Tattersall at St. Liborius Church, Steger, IL. They made their home in Schaumburg for a time before moving to Bartlett , IL in 1978 where Julia was born 1980, followed by triplets: Adam, Amanda and Alexander in1986. Tragedy struck their lives a month later when Adam died of premature complications. Tom and Terry and the children moved to rural St. Charles in 1992 where they built their present home. In his spare time, Tom loved to go fishing, play golf and he was a life long Cubs fan. He also enjoyed carving duck decoys and loved nature. Those who knew him best, remember a kind and generous man with a dry sense of humor that will long inspire memories that bring a smile. He is survived by: his wife Terry and their three children:Julia Kathryn ClementsAlexander Winton Clements andAmanda Lauren Clements all of St. Charlesand his late son Adam Theodore Clements. His mother, Dolores Clements of Algonquin, IL Three sisters: Barbara A. (John) Bartell andMonica (Dan) Ellis, both of Algonquin, IL,Dorothy (*John) Villanova of Orland Park , IL ;* Johny V, being like a brother to Tom, gave him tender loving care throughout his illness.Several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Tom joins now his son, Adam Theodore Clements, and his father, Winton Tessloff Clements( who died exactly seventeen years ago to the very day and hour of Tom’s own death). An open house to celebrate Tom’s life, will be held at his own home, 5N827 Timber Trail, St. Charles , IL , hosted by his family and friends, Saturday, September 16, 2006 from 2-7pm. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Tom’s name to benefit his children’s college education, ALS, Operation Smile and charities close to Tom’s heart. Memorials checks may be made to the Tom Clements Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66 , Elburn , IL 60119 . Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.
An open house to celebrate Tom’s life, will be held at his own home, 5N827 Timber Trail, St. Charles , IL , hosted by his family and friends, Saturday, September 16, 2006 from 2-7pm. For information you may call Terry at 913-4102Directions from Ill Rt. 47Rt. 47 to Empire Rd.Turn east on Empire Rd. (2.0 miles) toKingswood Dr., (0.1 mile)Right on Kingswood DriveTurn left on Timber Trail end at 5N827 Timber Trail.
Following cremation, private family committal services will be held.