BLOOMFIELD, Conn. €" Samuel Prescott Bush Clement, son of Stuart Holmes Clement and Margaret Livingston Bush Clement, was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y., and died peacefully May 4, 2007, in Bloomfield, Conn.

Mr. Clement, known as Pres, attended Foote School, graduated from Pomfret School in 1940, attended Williams College and graduated from Colorado College in 1949. He taught at Pomfret and at St. Louis Country Day School. After a second bout of tuberculosis, he retired from teaching and began a career as a professional photographer and artist. He was a member of Photographers of America and did work for the Yale divinity, law and medical schools, the Yale baseball team and Yale class reunions, as well as portrait photography, weddings and school yearbooks. His paintings have been exhibited annually at the High Peaks Artists Association in Keene Valley, N.Y., of which he was president for 20 years.

As a young man, Pres was a strong baseball pitcher and first baseman. A resident of New Haven, Conn., for many years and a seasonal resident of Keene Valley, N.Y., he was a member of the Yale University Glee Club hand bell group in New Haven, performed in local Gilbert & Sullivan productions and sang with the Williams College Octet Alumni. He was an active and dedicated class secretary at Pomfret and an effective fundraiser for several other nonprofit organizations. While a resident of Litchfield, Conn., he was a member of St. Michael's Church. Previously, he had been a member of St. Thomas' in New Haven and most recently Old St. Andrew's in Bloomfield; seasonally he attended the Keene Valley Congregational Church. He was also a member of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, the New Haven Lawn Club and the Keene Valley Country Club.

Predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Harmony Twichell Clement, Pres was devoted to his large, extended family and his wide circle of friends. He is survived by his children, Harmony C. Spongberg and her husband Stephen of Chilmark, Mass., Margaret C. Green of Washington, Conn., Samuel Prescott Clement and his wife Barbara of Wellesley, Mass.; granddaughter Harmony S. Spongberg of Charlotte, Vt.; brother Stuart H. Clement; sister Mary B. Clement Estabrook; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Pomfret School chapel, Pomfret, Conn., on Sunday, June 3, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Class of 1940 Scholarship Fund, Pomfret School, P.O. Box 128, Pomfret, CT 06258-0128 €" Attn. Development Office.

Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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