Jon Clingman, 72, of Dublin, Ohio passed away peacefully Monday, October 11th at home surrounded by family. Jon is survived by his wife of 37 years, Miriam Clingman. He was born in London, Ohio and graduated from London High School. He worked for Kal Kan Foods in Columbus Ohio for 12 years in the production area then moved into cable advertising, working for Act One and subsequently Time Warner for eight years before taking on his most important career move; stay at home Dad to raise his son Matthew.
Jon grew up in Summerford, OH then lived at Choctaw Lake for 26 years where he was very active in his community. Jon served as President of the Choctaw Lake Booster Club and was responsible for bringing the great dances to the Lake with bands like The Danger Brothers and Phil Dirt and the Dozers as well as starting the Community Day Pig Roast. Jon served on the Choctaw Lake Board of Trustees and was appointed as President for a term. He also worked with MECA, a natural gas cooperative, to bring natural gas to Choctaw Lake and served on its’ Board as well. In 1989 Jon received the Tecumsah Award given to a single individual annually for their contributions to the community. Jon was an avid gardener and loved spending time with family, friends and his two doodles.
Jon is survived by his daughters, Sara Clingman and Leslie (Richard) Phipps, son Matthew (Amanda) Clingman, grandsons Tyler and Adam Hoffman, brothers Richard Cornwell and Ron Vincent, sister Janice Armbrister, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Virginia Clingman.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 24th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Choctaw Lake Lodge in London, Ohio. All are welcome! The theme is Hawaiian Luau as Hawaii was Jon’s favorite vacation spot so wear your Hawaiian attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, or PanCan.org.
The family is being served by THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, where online condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.