Clarence Monroe English was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on February 19, 1956 and was the youngest son of the late ClarenceEugene English and Jane Monroe English. His life’s journey ended on Saturday, February 3, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Clarence accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a young man, and was baptized at Faith Center Church of God in Christ.
At an early age Clarence, his brother and two sisters relocated to Pittsburgh, PA after the untimely passing of their parents. Clarence (Bum Bum) to all who knew him was lovingly cared for and nurturedby his paternal grandmother, Mary English Smith-Long. He was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School System and enlisted in the United States Army. Clarence united in marriage with Renee` DonoraClayton on February 17, 1995 and was blessed to be the father of three children.
He had a strong work ethic and was employed at the Mc Conway and Torley Steel Company for several years. Seeking to advance his career, he accepted a position at the University of Pittsburgh, and worked until his health would no longer permit him to work. Clarence overcame many health challenges with a resilient and acourageous spirit. He had a passion for gardening and was an avid Steelers fan.
Clarence was very proud of and dedicated to his family. He leaves tocelebrate his life and cherish many happy memories, his devoted wife: Renee Clayton English, mother-in-law Mary Clayton,daughters: Monique Clayton, Demetria Butler and son: Clarence Massie) sisters: Darlene Ward, and Jaynell Wright, brother: ReginaldEnglish and brothers in-law: David Clayton and Jonathan Ward.
He is also the proud grandfather of; Terrell, Shanell and DanelleClayton; and Devantae Butler, Dominique, Dominick, Darius, Demetrius, and Darrell Harper
Having touched numerous lives, Clarence is loved and will be greatly missed by all his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.