Robert Clements

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“Rest in Heaven, Mister Clements.You were a great teacher and a very good mentor to me. I will always remember you with fondness. Thank you for your...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“I always enjoyed talking with Bob but, sadly for me,we could rarely extend the conversation during lunch. He would meet the love of his life in the...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Stuart - Fort Myers, FL

“I had Dr. Clements for French class at Central High School in the late 60s and have always remembered what a nice man he was.Rest eternal grant unto...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Daniel Brewer - Granger, IN

“Mr. Clements was a Wonderful teacher!!! I remember a time where I was trying to sneak one by him, can't remember what, and he told me that you can't...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Tasha Aichele - IN

“I was a student teacher for Dr. Clements in the Spring of '98. Dr. Clements was a kind and gentle man in every sense of the word. I don't think I...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Luis Andalon - Marshall, MI

“I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.All the pain and grief is over,...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“What a wonderful man! What a wonderful loving family. My late husband Bruce and I had the privilege of teaching with him at Brown Middle School. I...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Leona Johnston - Fountain Hills, AZ

“Bob's family and my family were both parish enters at St. Patrick's Church. Bob, his wife Nancy and children were all wonderful people. I enjoyed...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Mike Vaszari - south Bend, IN


9 of 43 | Posted by: Abraham - IN

“So sorry for your loss. He was one of the most friendliest men I have ever met. ”
10 of 43 | Posted by: Tim Braunsdorf - South Bend, IN

“He was one of my best teacher that I had, Mr. Clements was my teacher at Central High School in 1961.God bless the family. ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: EARL TOWNSEND JR - IN - student

“Always gregarious, kind to his students, and extremely knowledgeable. I truthfully don't remember every teacher that I had in my long 12 year trek...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Keith Aichele - IN

“I was in Mr. Clements' class 20 years ago at Riley. He was remarkable-- full of nothing but humor, kindness, and respect and affection for his...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Sarah Hoff - Columbus, OH

“He was a wonderful teacher who inspired so many students! ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Dianne Greaves - South Bend, IN

“Mr. Clements was my favorite teacher in high school. He made learning so much fun! He will be missed by many. R.I.P. Mr. Clements. ”
15 of 43 | Posted by: Brent Troxel - South bend, IN

“My condolences to the Clements family . Your father was a remarkable man who along with Mrs Clements, raised a wonderful family.Richard Pennino ”
16 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“The wisest, gentlest gent that ever walked this good earth. He was not only my uncle and godfather, he was my inspiration. For every being that goes...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Tom Degan - Goshen, NY

“Dr. Clements was not only the greatest teacher I had the pleasure of learning from, but he was the best example I've ever witnessed of what a great...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: - South Bend, IN

“Prayers with your family. Wonderful teacher at Riley! Just thinking about our history class makes me smile, thanks to Mr Clements. Class of 1989 ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: BJ Geraci

“Mr. Clements, I truly hope to have a sliver of the positive effect on my students that you have had on yours. Such patience and calm in the...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Rob Bucher - South bend, IN

“I will always remember Mr. Clements. He was a sweet, caring, intelligent, funny and passionate history teacher at Riley. Blessed to have been his...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Joy Ibrahim - South Bend, IN

“So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
22 of 43 | Posted by: David Van Goey - Granger, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up on Park Avenue. I was younger than Bob, but I remember he and his good friend, Tom Jabe would play basketball...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Rick Rodefer - Mishawaka, IN

“Mr. Clements was my favorite teacher in high school. He was such a kind person, and he is the reason why I still love, and read, history books to...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Brian Fisher - New Buffalo, MI

“Condolences from the Myers family, from over on Forest Ave. The Clements's basketball court was the one place I did anything sportive, and Mr....Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Fred Myers - South Bend, IN

“Mr. Clements was one of the kindest teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He will be greatly missed by many. ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: Keiko Leonard - South Bend, IN

“My thoughts and prayers to your family . I had him for social studies at Riley high school in the early 80's. While I wasn't a fan of the course...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Eric Chapman - Palm Harbor, FL

“Bob was a great man and gifted teacher. I worked with him at Riley. He was always happy and kind, ready to help with anything. My condolences to...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Melody Golubski - South Bend, IN

Dear Friend “Mr. Clements aka "Clem"... Wow.. Where do I begin.... His personality and compassion for Us as His students seemed more like a friendship. He use...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Christopher Daniels - Jonesboro, GA

“Best teacher ever! ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa - Mishawaka, IN

“One of my most memorable teachers. Carpe Diem! above his door was how I remember his. Starting class with that Latin saying and his endless optimism....Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Corliss Harris - West Lafayette, IN

“My deepest sympathy to Mr. Clement's family... He was my high school history teacher and truly a great one... I just seen him last week he comes into...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Chelsea Warren - South Bend, IN

“RIP Mr. Clements...always down to earth and funnier then he knew. ”
33 of 43 | Posted by: Mike Johnson - South Bend, IN

“Mr. Clements was a soft spoken, caring teacher. He had an interest in each student. He will be missed by all his students. Dawn Hoffman Smith,...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“I had Mr.Clements in high scohool and he was my favorite! I am greek and we would have great conversations about how he grew up in "little greece" as...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Stephanie Saros - Mishawaka, IN

“Mr. Clements was a truly exceptional person. He was my teacher at Riley High School, and I will never forget the joy and laughter he brought into the...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Abigail Brown - South Bend, IN

“Hi my name is Courtney Crone. I have a lot of memories with him. He was fun and always help his students and me as well. He encouraged his students...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Courtney Crone - IN

“Condolences to the Clements family. Mr. Clements was a great teacher and will be missed by many. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Keith Singleton

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. He was one of my favorite teaches at Riley High School - Carl Henry ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Carl Henry

“I'm so sorry he's gone. He was my favorite social studies teacher at Riley Highschool. He made history easy and fun. ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Kiley Rigby - South Bend, IN

“So sorry to hear that Mr. Clements has passed. He was an amazing teacher and one of my favorites from Riley. I will be praying for your family...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Cynthia - Little Rock

“Our prayers for the Clements family. From the Rockwell family from the old neighborhood. Many basketball games took place at your court on Park ave....Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss but Mr. Clemments made learning a joy. May prayers be with you at this time. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Andrea - South Bend


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Robert was born on October 10, 1934 and passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Robert was a resident of South Bend, Indiana at the time of passing.

After graduating from Central High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in History, French, and German, at his cherished alma mater, St. John's University in Collegeville, MN.

The Clements family will honor Robert's life at a Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Parish in South Bend at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, six children and their spouses: Brooke and Juanita Clements of Vancouver, Canada; Walter and Linda Clements of Lakeside, MI; Edward Clements of Indianapolis, IN; Margaret Clements and Jerry Horner of Bloomington, IN; Nancy and Paul Browning of Rockville, MD; Catherine Clements and Jay Barbus of Indianapolis, IN; as well as ten grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your prayers and memorial contributions to the Susan Clements Memorial Fellowship through the Indiana University Foundation Account #0370004643 or to the Susan Clements Fund in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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