Peter J. Clemm, 90, longtime resident of Peterborough died surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Pheasantwood Nursing Home after a period of declining health.
Peter immigrated to the United States after the end of the Second World War to join his mother and god-mother who had come there from Portugal.
He was drafted into the occupation army and sent to Austria until President Truman decided he wanted an all-volunteer army and the draftees were discharged.
Before returning to the States Peter was reunited with his father after 10 years and met his little sister, Susanna.
Through the GI Bill, Peter was able to attend Columbia University where he received a Master’s Degree in Metallurgic Engineering. He worked for General Electric for 15 years as a research scientist in Schenectady and Philadelphia.
He took the Waldorf Teacher Training Course at Emerson College in England and took a class through the eight grades at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Spring Valley, NY. He also taught at the Marin Waldorf School in California.
Peter and his wife Lucille and daughter Rosalinda came to New Hampshire in 1984. Lucille taught at the Pine Hill School in Wilton and Peter taught a few science blocks there. He also worked as a real estate agent for a while, as a metallurgist and finally at the Lucas Community in Temple.
After some years in North Carolina the Clemms returned to Peterborough where he volunteered to read to pre-schooler’s, helped people prepare for their GED exam and he and Lucille went to the Pheasant Wood Center once a week for 2 years where Peter read short stories and Lucille played classical piano music.
In addition to his loving wife, Lucille, Peter is survived by his daughter; Rosalinda Devereux of Wexford, Ireland; Step-Daughter, Leslie Vogel of Greenfield, NH; Son’s, Timothy Clemm of Savannah, GA, Geoffrey Clemm of Denver, CO, Mark Clemm of Bluebell, PA and Thomas Clausen Clemm of Bergen, Norway; One sister, Susanna Clemm Craig of Denver, NY; Ten grandchildren, Three Step-grandchildren and One Step-Great Grandchild.
Services: Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River Street, Jaffrey. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 PM.