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BELFAST - Maynard Gardner Clemons Jr. passed away on August 6, 2015 in Belfast, Maine after a short illness. Born in Reading, Massachusetts, he graduated from Amherst College and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Maynard spent his working life in Magazine Advertising, first as a New York Fashion Manager and later San Francisco Manager. He also worked for numerous women's magazines at Conde Nast, New York City before becoming district aide to a

Massachusetts legislator. Before retiring to Belfast, he also lived with his second wife Joan, in Ridgefield, Connecticut and Lee, Massachusetts.

Maynard had long been active in ecumenical and environmental organizations and was one of the founding members of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and an active member of the Penobscot Bay Stewards Steering Committee. He volunteered with the GBAM Food Cupboard and restorative justice program. He was also an active member of St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast.

Maynard leaves his wife, Joan; son, M. Gardner and wife Stephanie of Ohio; daughter, Amy of Pennsylvania; sister Ann Brown of New Hampshire; three beloved grandchildren, and many much-loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held in September at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast. Memorial donations may be made to the GMAM Food Cupboard or St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.
Published on  August 11, 2015
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