CLEMENT, ROLAND C. Roland C. Clement, 102, died in his Hamden, CT home on March 21, 2015. Loving father of Charles (wife, Rosa), Connie, Alison Lawrence (husband, John Lawrence); grandfather of Vanessa (partner, John Rooks), Lorena, Bronwyn; great grandfather of Nelson & Regina; brother of Gerard; uncle to nieces & nephews. Predeceased by beloved wife, Muriel (nee Crowly), parents Germain & Angelina (nee Desjardins) Clément, and five siblings.
Roland became hooked on birds as a boy upon seeing a warbler eye-to-eye. Best known as VP & ecologist at National Audubon Society, Roland was a champion to curtail use of DDT & pesticides & innovate endangered bird conservation.
Roland was a fellow at Yale, a catalyst in founding the Environmental Defense Fund & chaired numerous advisory committees & organizations, including Norwalk’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Connecticut Audubon & the first environmental advisory committee to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Larson Place & Vitas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an environmental or world changing charity of your choice
*Nearby friends are invited to come to a Celebration of life for Roland C. Clement to be held at Atria Larson Place, in the Quinnipiac Room, 1450 Whitney Av, Hamden, CT 06517 on Tuesday, March 24, at 4 p.m. http://www.atriaseniorliving.com/retirement-communities/atria-larson-place-hamden-ct/
Friends who are further afield, please send Connie Clement and family with reminiscences by email to share at this event or afterwards. firstname.lastname@example.org
A Note below from Roland’s Daughter, Connie.
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that my loving father, Roland, passed away last evening March at the age of 102 in his Hamden home. Roland died comfortably with daughters Alison and myself and granddaughters Vanessa and Bronwyn with him this week. He benefited from 4 days of superb hospice care. Please share this news and the invitation with others you think would appreciate knowing. (Because our celebration /memorial is taking place so quickly, we hope you will help spread the news.) Roland’s daughter, Connie Clement
Additional detailed information about the late Mr. Roland C. Clement and the exstordinary life and legacy he did to improve the natural world.
Here are several Newspapers of ROLAND C. CLEMENT Obituary.
The Hour Newspaper: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thehour/obituary.aspx?n=roland-clement&pid=174461292