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David "Ikey" Clemons
July 28, 1953 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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David “Ikey” Clemons, 70, was born on July 28, 1953, in Logan, West Virginia. He is the son of Mrs. Bertha Mae Childs. David attended Central Junior High School and graduated from Logan Senior High School in 1973. After graduation, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was employed by the U S Steel Company in Homestead as a crane operator for a number of years. Later, David was employed by Carnegie Mellon University as a driver for Dr. Richard Cyert, who was then the President of the University. During his employment for Dr. Cyert, David attended Robert Morris Jr College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Business. After graduation, he was employed in the finance department at CMU as a field auditor. For the past 20 years, he worked at Park Mansions Coop Building as an evening desk security personnel. David loved being with his family and thought it important to travel to their annual family gatherings. He also made sure that he attended his nieces and nephews’ graduations. He spent time teaching his grandnephews the techniques of playing basketball and everything else he thought they should know. He was the historian of the family which earned him the name “Professor”. You would rarely see him dressed without a vest. Dave was very spiritual and a deep thinker, he would research subjects broad and narrow to enthusiastically spring his findings on his unsuspecting friends and family. David’s favorite cuisine was Indian food, he ate lots of chili peppers and drank goldleaf black tea. When he could find it, he drank Royal Crown Cola, a throwback from his childhood days. He loved listening to talk radio and was a fan of Motown music. David passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Transitions Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center located in Washington, PA. He was preceded in death by brothers: James Bruce "Hunk" Childs and Timothy "Dinky" Childs and Brother-In-Law, Russell Lewis. He leaves to mourn his long-life partner and wife, Toni K. Pendleton; mother, Bertha Mae Childs and six sisters; Shirley Lewis, Beverly Sherrod, Carolyn Moss, Cynthia Mollet (Tanners), Sherry Johnson (John), Vera Coleman and a host of other relatives and friends. David was a kind, compassionate person full of love and will be sadly missed.