The Towamencin Youth Association (TYA) mourns the loss of Clair W. “Butch” Clemens, a long-time resident of Towamencin Township, PA. He passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Butch spent his entire working career at Hatfield Quality Meats, currently known as Clemens Food Group. During his working years, he wore many hats, working in all parts of the plant. He was president and CEO from 1993 until his retirement in 1995.
He was a founding and active member of Cornerstone Church of Skippack, where he served on the building committee and was often seen plowing the church parking lot after a snowstorm. He was an active member of the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company; joining back in 1952 and serving as chief for 33 years. He also served as a Towamencin Township supervisor for nine years, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Harleysville/Souderton Gun Club, and the Bonnell Run Hunting and Fishing Club, serving as president for nine years. He also was instrumental in the local 4-H program, as well as serving on numerous boards throughout the community.
TYA members may recognize the Park that bears his name. Housing both a soccer and baseball field, the Butch Clemens Park is located behind the WaWa and Chick-fil-A on Forty Foot Road. Butch threw the ceremonial first pitch at the park opening on June 28, 2014.