William A. Clement, known affectionately to his friends and family as Bill or Buzz, died on September 8, 2013. He was 66.
Born in 1947 in Sagaponack, Mr. Clement attended the Sagaponack School, the Bridgehampton elementary school, and Southampton High School before graduating from the State University of New York at Oneonta. It was there that he met the love of his life, Marilyn. After their marriage, the couple traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, for Mr. Clement’s first position as a geologist at Conoco. He later served as vice president and exploration manager for An-Son Corporation in Oklahoma City. Most recently, he was manager of Clement Resources, LLC, president of Stone Canyon Exploration Inc. and a consulting geoscientist for Range Resources Corporation. He belonged to, and published articles for, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Oklahoma City Geological Society.
Mr. Clement practiced his profession as a geoscientist with great passion and persistence. Survivors said he infused his work with an optimism that was both boundless and uplifting to those around him. For 40 years he worked to constantly hone his skills in both geology and geophysics in an unending quest for discovery, survivors said. They added that he was fortunate to love his life’s work and those he worked with; in turn, he was loved and greatly respected by his many friends and colleagues.
Although he loved his profession, his greatest love was reserved for his wife and family, and he always let them know that they came first, survivors said.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two daughters, Adrienne and Jessica; a son, James; two sons-in-law, Joe and Jeff; a daughter-in-law, Jessica; and four grandchildren, Hunter, Aaron, Dashel and Cooper. He is also survived by two sisters, Penny and Marcia; and two brothers, John and Chris.
A memorial service was held in late September at the family farm in Oklahoma.
Condolences may be sent to Marilyn Clement, P.O. Box 7735, Edmond, OK 73083-7735.