Thomas A. Clemente Sr.

Thomas A. Clemente Sr., 93, died June 7 at his home in Latham, N.Y.

As CEO of Clarity Publishing Inc. in Albany, he printed The Tablet from 1963 to 1993.

A native of New York City, he attended Notre Dame University, where he played varsity baseball and graduated magna cum laude. He played four years of professional baseball with the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.  During WWII, he was a Marine Corps navigator and bombardier, flying missions in a B-25 in the Pacific theater.

Founder and CEO of Clarity, he also was the publisher of several other Catholic newspapers in New York State.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, N.Y.  Interment was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

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