Richard Paul Clemens, M.D.
November 6, 1933 – April 15, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, John and Helen (Twohig) Clemens; brothers: John, Bill, and Joe Clemens; sisters, Geraldine Dougherty and Carol Fitzgibbons. Survived by beloved wife of 62 years. Mary Ann (Greco); children: Rich Clemens (Alison) of North Berwick, Scotland, Mary Beth Jackson (Dan), Daniel Clemens (Rebecca), and Katie Martin (Dale); 17 grandchildren; 11-great grandchildren; sister Terri Darby (Mike).
Doc was a devoted husband and father, a friend of Bill W., and a mentor to countless people in Omaha, devoting his time to healing those in need. He was in private practice as a family physician in Omaha for 42 years. A dedicated follower of Notre Dame football and a fanatic golfer, he was a member of Omaha Field Club for almost 40 years, and parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church in Omaha for 47 years.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 19th from 5pm to 7pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, 10:30am, Christ the King Church. Family interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Christ the King Catholic Church or Siena/Francis House.
MaryAnn, Rich, Mary Beth, Dan, and Katie, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Dick will be missed tremendously! May perpetual light shine upon Dick! Our Love, Julie&Phil,Alyson, Theresa, and Bridgid Maloney
My brother Dick was a “Superman” who meant the world to so many people, the least of those myself, my husband and our family. Dick was 6 years old when I was born and a friend, brother, employer during our lives. Mom and Dad were so proud of you, Dick, as Johnny, Gerry, Bill, Joe, myself and Carol Jeanne. You are with all of them at “home”, so save a place for me at the table. Mary Ann, you know how we love and treasure you with your unending love and care for Dick.. Rich, Mary Beth, Katie, Danny, the pattern and path has been set and he loved you so much on his journey back home,
God bless us all. Love Terri, Mike and family
I love you, Uncle Dick! I’m so sorry I can’t make it to the funeral but please know I am thinking of all of you. ❤️❤️
I first met Dr. Clemens when I was just a boy. Mid-to-late 1950s, I think. Doc was probably barely out of residency but he made a late evening house call to my parents home and treated my brother and I for some illness or another. He remained our family doctor until he retired. ,My parents became personal friends with Doc and Mary Ann and our families spent leisure time together.
My four brothers and I enjoyed many memorable adventures at the Clemens lake cabin near Louisville.
Kind and sincere, Doc always went out of his way to help in any way he could. I especially remember a letter he sent to me when I was in Viet Nam in the early 70’s. It was heartfelt and encouraging and just what I needed at the time.
He had a very positive influence on me and I was lucky to know him.
Mary Ann, Rich, Mary Beth, Danny and Katie you have my most sincere condolences. God Bless you all.
May my Uncle Dick rest in Eternal Peace. I have fond memories and will never forget him. My deepest condolences and prayers to Aunt Mary Ann, Rich, Mary Beth, Danny, Katie and entire family.
My dearest friend, Dick Clemens.
Knowing you and your wonderful wife Mary Ann and your friendship has given me a life I had never even hoped for.
You will never be gone. I will love you as long as I draw breath.