I was stunned to hear of my friend's passing. I first met Clarence six years ago at D95 where I was a student pilot, having come back to aviation after a fifty year "vacation". After months of sitting in the guest area of DuPont Lapeer and talking with Clarence, I asked him how old he was. He told me and it was shock and awe. All I can say is I hope that I can be like Clarence as I approach my nineties. I thought the man was far younger than he was. He had a youthful grasp of what life is all about, and he exuded that youthful outlook every time I saw him.
I will truly miss him. I will truly remember him.