Clement C. “Clem” Carfrey, 89, from Chester Springs, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019, at home with his “sweetie” by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Dolores A. Wisler Carfrey, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
Born on September 26, 1929 and raised in Germantown, Clem was the son of the late Charles and Martha Lachman Carfrey. He was a graduate of Germantown High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Temple University, studying Accountancy.
He honorably served in U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953.
Clem was employed by CertainTeed Corporation for 39 years, retiring in 2000. At the time of his retirement, he was Vice President Business & Human Resources in Valley Forge corporate office. He and his wife transferred to Excelsior, Minnesota for ten years while Clem worked as Plant Manager and VP Specialty Sales for CertainTeed’s Shakopee plant.
Clem joined the Downingtown Moose Lodge in 2002. He was an active and loyal member of Downingtown Moose Lodge No.1153 and held several officer positions. He served as Junior Governor of the Downingtown Moose Lodge until his passing. While a member of the Moose, Clem enjoyed many years of calling bingo on Thursday nights. He was present with the Moose of the Year Award in 2016.
He was a member of VFW and American Legion. He volunteered as bingo caller for the Great Valley senior center.
Mr. Carfrey was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing baseball and softball in younger years. He spent many Saturdays watching college football games with his youngest daughter.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Carfrey is survived by his daughters, Carol Carfrey Weaver (Bernie) and Gail A. Muehleisen; brother, Harold Carfrey (Joan) of Vineland, NJ; granddaughters, Kaylee Villbrandt McCormick (Patrick) and Erin, Meghan and Kate Healy; and many nieces and nephews who were very special to him.
He was predeceased by his sister, Joann Carfrey Chambers and grandson, Kyle Carfrey Villbrandt.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:45 to 2:45 pm on Friday, March 22nd at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, where a service will be held at 3 pm.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you pay it forward or offer a random act of kindness. The family would love to hear how you made a difference in someone’s day by giving back or paying it forward by commenting on Clem’s tribute page.