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Barton Sean Clemow

September 25, 1981 – April 10, 2023

Barton Sean Clemow

Sgt. Barton Sean Clemow, age 41, passed away on April 10, 2023.

Sean was born in Hamilton, OH to Barton Clemow and Donna Sterwerf.

Sean married Jillian Clemow on September 1, 2001. He loved the Lord, his Country and his family, walking in nature, hiking, camp-outs, his dogs Lucy & Gretzky, his truck & riding his Harley and a good craft IPA.

Sean selflessly served our country for 8 years, serving 1 tour in Korea and 2 tours in Iraq. During his time in Korea he was chosen to be the personal driver for the General on the base. While in the Army he received many awards and metals. These were just a small reflections of how he gave his all to everything he did.

Sean is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jillian Clemow, children, Lilli Clemow, Logan Clemow, parents, Barton (Carol) Clemow, Donna (Ray) Sterwerf, sister, Richelle Clemow, brother, Brennan (Allison) McGuire, grandparents, Dennis Mahoney, Carol (Rich) Belmont, Hank (Marilyn) Sterwerf, nieces, Mariah Clemow, Marissa Clemow, Rylee Thinnes and Emerson McGuire, and many extended relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roberta Mahoney, Paul Clemow, Richard “Dick” Moskaluk, great-grandma, Gertrude Price and uncle Randy Moskaluk.

Visitation will be held Tuesday April 18, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM when the services will begin, at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231. Once on the grounds of the memorial park, follow the BLUE line to the funeral home. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations can be directed to K9 Warriors at https://donate.k9sforwarriors.org/.



Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

“My condolences to Sean’s family and apologies for the late response. I have served with Sean during my early years in the Army in Korea. He was a Sgt. in my platoon and I would like to think that he had a hand in molding me into the NCO I was. He always had a laid back and positive attitude. He will be greatly missed.”

“I met Sean in the Army in 2004 in Korea. We were in the same platoon and later on the same team for the rest of his and mine’s time on active duty. He was a mentor and a good friend to me and many others. My deepest condolences to his family, I know how much he loved you all.”

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“My brother, I will be here for you always love you man”

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“I have worked with Sean for the last four years. He always approached each conversation with a listening ear and a solution minded attitude. Our motto was “there isn’t anything Sean can’t do.” If it weren’t for Sean our team simply would not be as strong as it is today. He is so very missed everyday but we will continue to channel his energy as The Calm Attentive Listener. I am deeply saddened for your entire family and I have not stopped thinking about you. May God bring you peace and some level of purpose.”

“To Jill and your whole family, we offer our deepest condolences and we are sad with you in the loss of Sean. We will continue to pray that the good memories you have of him will burn bright enough to make the pain more bearable.”

“I worked with Sean for ~15 years. I loved working with him. Always had such a willing helpful attitude. He will be sorely missed by those that came to rely on his assistance. He had a great sense of humor. To Lilli and Logan: There is no doubt he loved you so very much. Sometimes things happen and we just can’t understand why. “Why” can be such a cruel question when it can’t be answered. Please, just remember how much he loved you, cared for you, provided for you, sacrificed for you and don’t try to get the answer to why. A lot of people seem to blame God, but the reality is, God loves your dad (yes, now), God loves you both and bad things like this are just a by product of this world. Take solace in John 5:28:29. Please accept my sincere condolences.”

“Sean is a warm, kind, intelligent, thoughtful, fun and responsible soul who sought peace and loved his family. Jill, Lilli and Logan, our hearts go out to you; there are no words to make it right only arms to hug you tight. He is loved and you are loved, that will never change. May peace and love surround all his family. RIP Sean.”

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“To Jill, Lilli, and Logan. I love you all to heaven and beyond. I am here always. Love Mom and Nawnie”

“To my daughter and grand babies. I am so sorry that your going through this pain. I loved Sean as my own I watched Sean and Jill grow from teenagers to young adults to parents. What a blessing to have him. He was a gentle kind caring loving man. He loved his wife and children and made sure they had everything. He will be missed by many. Send love prayers and hugs . See ya soon Sean. Love Marie aka Mother in Law”

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“So sorry we can’t be with the family at this time, sending our love and prayers. Uncle Paul and Aunt Karen”

“Thank you Sean for you dedication to this country. Lord please be with his family and friends until we meet again.”

“So sorry for your loss.May God bless you and the children.Rest easy soldier.”

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“I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of Sean’s passing. I haven’t seen him in many years, and really only knew him as a sweet kid, but I have always loved him and his wonderful family and my heart breaks for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and may God wrap His arms around you all until you are reunited with him in heaven. Love and prayers. Wendy”

“I was fortunate to have met Sean through work and get to know him. As many know, he was great to be around and a selfless person. Our prayers go out to his family and friends as I know he is and will be greatly missed.”

“I am so sorry for your loss.”

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“Jill no words will erase your pain. Sean was truly one of a kind. He had an old soul and Always put others before himself. Sean had a sweet deamor, so patient with his children and always explained to them how their actions not only effected them but those around them. His smile was a quiet sweet smile but his eyes had mischieve in them. What I will miss the most are the summer vacations with me in NC. I love him so much. In life he protected all of us, in death he provide life to others. HE LIVES ON AND WE ARE ALL BLESSED TO HAVE HAD HIME IN OUR LIFE though brief he will be in our hearts forever. Always forever and beyond Thellia F. Meadows aka Aunt Thea All my love Sean, Jill, Liz and Logan”

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“I am very thankful that I was able to know/work with Sean for the time I had…smart, very professional & had great sense of humor. Prayers for his family ❤️”

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“Sean was great guy. We worked together for nine years. He was the ultimate professional and gave 100% into the work he did. During those 9 years, he grew to be a great friend and not just a colleague. I will miss having him around. I pray for the continued strength and support that Jill, Lilli, and Logan will need during this time and moving forward. God Bless the whole family.”

“Praying for comfort for the family. God bless you during this almost impossible time. Sean is no longer suffering and is now at rest. One day his loved ones will see him again.🙏🙏🙏🙏”

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“To Sean’s family: my thoughts and prayers are with you and I am so very sorry. I pray God gives the strength and comfort that only He can provide. I had the pleasure of working with Sean for many years and I will miss him very much. He was so talented. He could take an idea and grow it into a wonderful reality. He was kind, considerate and went out of his way to help others.”

“You’re Home Sean, God needed a Sergeant”

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“Sean will be solely missed by all of his co-workers. He had a giving spirit and can-do attitude and this made every day at work so much better. He had this calming demeaner about him which every one appreciated. God Bless his wife and two children and I’d ask God for healing during this trying time! RIP Sean”

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