Clarence E. Clemens, 79, educator, historianClarence E....

Clarence E. Clemens, 79, educator, historian

Clarence E. Clemens, a retired Baltimore County educator who wrote a history of the northern part of the county, died Tuesday of cancer at Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville. He was 79.


He retired in 1978 as head of the guidance and counseling department at Hereford High School, ending a career in education that began in 1947.

Known as Clem, he was a resident of Corbett, a small community south of Monkton.


In 1976, he published "From Marble Hill to Maryland Line: A History of Northern Baltimore County."

The soft-cover book, now in its third printing, takes its name from the hills north of Hunt Valley, which the area's quarry workers named Marble Hill. Illustrated with maps and pictures, the book chronicles the history of the area's villages, towns, roads and people from the 18th century.

Mr. Clemens was born in Oswego, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1941 from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

During World War II, he served with the Army in the South Pacific and was discharged in 1945. Two years later, he earned a master's degree in guidance from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

He was active in Scouting and the Baltimore County Historical Society.

He was a member of Monkton United Methodist Church on Monkton Road, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Shirley Bunce; four sons, Andrew C. Clemens of Parkville, Lawrence E. Clemens of Bowie, Thomas G. Clemens of Keedysville and David C. Clemens of Centerport, N.Y.; a brother, William C. Clemens of Columbus, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

Malcohlm J. Bond, 52, lawyer, Civil War buff


Malcohlm Joseph Bond, an attorney, died March 23 of Alpa Antitrypsin, a rare pulmonary disease, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 52 and lived in Randallstown.

Mr. Bond, a general practitioner, founded a law firm in Towson in 1978. Earlier, he had been vice president of estate administration for Equitable Trust Co.

His many professional memberships included the Baltimore County Bar Association.

He coached Little League teams and was active in Scouting in Towson. He also refinished furniture and was a Civil War buff.

Born and raised in eastern Baltimore County, he earned a law degree in 1969 from the University of Baltimore.

Services are private.


He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Phyllis Kleinman; a brother, Edwin Bond of Fairfax, Va.; two stepdaughters, Stephanee G. Wallace of Baltimore and Robyn Gross of San Francisco; and a grandson.

Pub Date: 3/29/96