Obituary: Damon Burke Clemow, 43, of Darien

Damon Burke Clemow
Damon Burke Clemow

Damon Burke Clemow of Darien, Connecticut passed away much too soon at the age of 43 on August 3, 2018.

Born on March 3, 1975, Damon was the son of Brian and Susan Burke Clemow and grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut with his siblings Katharine and Justin. Damon was a serious and determined student who graduated from Loomis Chaffee, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed an MBA at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Damon began his professional life at Accenture in 1997 doing management consulting and technology strategy. From there, he went on to a long and successful career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, where he spent 19 years as a committed and dedicated adviser to clients across the financial services industry. During his time in banking, Damon met many clients, colleagues and friends who valued his excellent judgment and thoughtful advice. At the time of his death, Damon was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In addition to his work accomplishments, Damon will be fondly remembered for the love and generosity he showed to his family and extensive network of friends. Damon loved life. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and children, was an amazing cook and had a great sense of humor. All of his family will cherish the memories made with Damon at the family’s lakeside cottage in the Berkshires. Constantly looking for new adventures and challenges, Damon loved running, playing paddle tennis, hiking and skiing.

In addition to his parents, Damon leaves his beloved wife of 11 years whom he met in kindergarten, Jennifer Clemow, and their two children, Caroline and Tyler; his sister, Katharine Barrett (Gary Barrett), and their children Liam and Sophia; his brother, Justin Clemow (Christina Clemow), and their children Chase and Cameryn; his father-and mother-in law, John and Ruth-Ann Hussey; and his brother-in-law, Sean Hussey (Lauren Cromwell), and their children, James and Cora. Also, his uncle and aunt, Derrick and Judy Clemow of Sparta, Tennessee and many cousins and their families.  

A private family funeral service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien with a celebration of life for family, friends and colleagues to take place this fall (date to be announced).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the University of Pennsylvania in memory of Damon Clemow, C’97 WG,04.