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CLEMENT SEYMOUR BRINEMAN Passed away on January 18, 2009 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA .

Clem is survived by Joy Ehret Brineman, his beloved wife of 60 years; daughter Kathryn Brineman Bovill, PhD and her husband Tony, son John R. Brineman, MD and his wife Sandra Chai, MD, and Ann Brineman Braun and her husband Richard; grandchildren Jennifer and Matthew Braun; Andrew and Riana Bovill; Jocelyn, Colin, Samuel, and Nora Grace Brineman; sister Mary Farber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Clem was born in Ft. Wayne, IN to John H. and Georgia Brineman on Oct. 29, 1926. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1945 and received a BS from Indiana University. His brother Don R. Brineman and sister Helen R. Easterday predeceased him.

Clem proudly served his country, first as a Navy Corpsman in the Marines during the campaign in Okinawa in World War II, and then he was recalled into service in the Army during the conflict in Korea. As a civilian, he had a successful 34-year career at the CIA, where he had the opportunity to live in Tokyo, Singapore, and New Delhi. In his retirement, he was active in his church, St. Mark's Lutheran, and the Annandale Lions Club.

Friends will be received on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA. A service to celebrate Clem's life will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 23 at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA. Burial with military honors will take place on Tuesday, February 3 at 3 p.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Clem's memory to the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Computer Center, or to the Annandale Lions Club.

Published in The Washington Post 1/21/2009


Lion Clem transferred his membership from the Springfield-Franconia Mid-Day Lions Club to the Annandale Lions Club in February 2005.  He served as Lion Tamer, Third- and First Vice President, and was elected President (King Lion) for the Lions year beginning July 1, 2008.  His declining health precluded serving out his term as King Lion, but we honor his leadership and friendship.

Clem's life experiences are the stuff of spy novels, and we will miss his stories at the Sunset Grille after our adopt-a-highway litter cleanup.  He was devoted to the computer lab he founded for those new in our community who needed basic job skills.  We will do our best to carry on his work.




Lions Club of Annandale
Post Office Box 453
Annandale, Virginia  22003