Jeffrey L. Clement, businessman

Jeffrey L. Clement, a retired co-owner of an Anne Arundel County hardware store, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Assisted Living in Severna Park. He was 66.

The son of hardware store owners, Jeffrey Lawrence Clement was born in Sunbury, Pa., and was raised in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and St. Davids, Pa. He also had lived in Seattle and Baltimore.

He was a 1965 graduate of Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 in medieval history and economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In 1969, he moved to Severna Park with his family, who established Clement Hardware in Severna Park.

Mr. Clement worked in the family business. He and a brother, Gordon Clement of Severna Park, later became the store's co-owners. He retired in 2006.

Mr. Clement enjoyed architecture, history and listening to a wide range of music, said his wife of 29 years, the former Emily Gillespie.

"He really liked jazz," said Mrs. Clement.

Mr. Clement was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

In addition to his wife and brother, Mr. Clement is survived by a son, Gabe Clement of Severna Park; three daughters, Rachel Clement of Washington, Rebecca Clement of Baltimore and Olivia Clement of Severna Park; two other brothers, Chase Clement of Takoma Park and Wade Clement of Northampton, Mass.; and a sister, Helen Clement of Amenia, N.Y.

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