Clements “Clem” Martinkus, 92, of Pottstown, formerly of Ruxton, MD, beloved husband of the late Ella (McDonald) Martinkus, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Julius and Stella Martinkus.

Surviving is son Richard Martinkus, husband of Sharona, of Baltimore, MD; daughter Patricia Klose wife of Gene, of N. Coventry Twp.;  brother Leonard Martinkus of Towson, MD; and grandchildren Janet Klose Hamilton wife of Joshua, who is currently deployed in Iraq, and Elizabeth Klose, both of Philadelphia.

Clements was a master mechanic who owned and operated Clem’s Motor Service in Baltimore MD for more than 50years. He was a WWII Merchant Marine veteran. His memberships included the Pottstown YMCA Senior Center, the Knights of Columbus and American Legion, both in Maryland.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2PM to 5PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown and on Friday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, Towson, Maryland. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 10AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 200 Ware Ave., Towson, MD. Burial will follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clem’s name to the American Diabetes As

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