John A. Clements


1927 – 2015

AUBURN — John A. Clements, 87, of Auburn, died on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, after a brief illness.

He was born in Lewiston on Aug. 30, 1927, a son of John and Gertrude (Stott) Clements and attended local schools. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and then finished high school by graduating from Lewiston High School.

John worked as a clerk at Lewiston Hardware for several years and later became a car salesman at Marcotte Chevrolet. He then worked as a salesman with Louis Chevrolet in both Lewiston and Auburn. He retired from Forest City Chevrolet in Portland as their Commercial Fleet Manager. He had once been the oldest member of “Chevrolet’s Society of Sales Executives” in the northeast region.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post in Auburn and the Elks Club in Lewiston. He enjoyed playing cribbage and watching television in his spare time. He especially liked watching “The Price is Right,” even with the new host. Above all, he loved spending time with his loving family.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Sylvia Tardif of Auburn; three sons, Michael Clements and wife, Tracy, of Gorham, Patrick Clements and wife, Karen, of Boston, Mass., and John Clements II and wife, Kelly, of Auburn; five grandchildren, Sean, Erin, Michael, Nicholas and Haley; three great-grandchildren, Lucy, Rylan and Kelan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Florence and Gertrude.

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