A loving husband and father, Clement Joseph Prino passed away on July 14, 2008. Clement was born to Maybelle and Clement Prino on January 24, 1916, in Hitchcock, Texas. Raised in Galveston from a very early age, Clement fished and hunted and became an Eagle Scout and then joined the Order of the Demolay. A 1935 graduate of Ball High School, Clement married Ann Semmelrogge on August 17, 1936. Ann and Clement have two daughters, Jerria Kaelin and husband, Albert, and Darlene Switzer and husband, Tom. Grandchildren include Leesa Moore Teel, Lorre Moore Totten and husband Robert, Fred J. Moore, III and wife Krista, Kelly Kaelin, Kristi Kaelin, Thomas Switzer, Richard Switzer and wife Gwen, and Vivien Switzer Breaux and husband Tony. Ann and Clement were also blessed with 18 great grandchildren.
Clement was a Past Master and 50 year member of Tucker Lodge No. 297, a 50 year member of Scottish Rite, a member of Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar of Texas, and a 50 year member of San Felipe of Austin. He was also a Past Patron of Mizpah Chapter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star.
Clement was a Past Potentate of El Mina Shrine and served as Treasurer Emeritus and also as Recorder from age 80 to 85. He volunteered for many years at the Shrine Burns Hospital in Galveston and gave informative tours to interested people. Many of the Shrine kids called him “Papa Shriner!”
Clement was also a member of Moslah Shrine in Fort Worth, Texas, and was an Honorary Member of the Moslah Bedouin Oriental Band.
Family and friends are welcome to join us at Malloy & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be Thursday, July 17, 2008, at 10:30 AM, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial following at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.
It is our family’s desire that donations be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children, 815 Market , Galveston, Texas 77550, in lieu of flowers. The hospital was a vital and important part of Clement’s life, and he would be thrilled to have donations made in his honor! We are sure Clement is looking down at all of us now wishing us the happy life he experienced. Our family is blessed to call him Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather!