CLINGER, DAVID MANSEL

CLINGER, David Mansel, passed away on August 13, 2016, at 83 years. A native of Lewisburg, Pa. and graduate of Washington and Lee University '55, Richmond became his home when he joined the Richmond Times Dispatch. In 1957, he joined Reynolds Metals Company and rose to Director of Corporate and Financial Information. He later founded the Public Relations Council, the largest independent PR firm in Virginia. An accomplished letterpress printer, Dave amassed a working letterpress collection that was listed in The International Directory of Private Presses as one of the best-equipped presses in the world. Most of his collection now resides at The Virginia Historical Society, The Valentine Museum, Washington & Lee University, and The University of Richmond. He was a founding member of the Monument Avenue Preservation Society and the Fan District Association and was instrumental in launching the Fanfare newsletter for the Fan District. He supported many causes, including Community Learning Week, Gateway Homes, Emergency Shelter and Richmond Public Library Foundation. He wrote The Ghosts and Glories of Monroe Park: A Sesquicentennial History. He is survived by his wife, Alice Fowle Crossgrove Clinger; and was preceded in death by his first wife, Carlyle Phillips Brown Clinger; his brother, Malcolm Angstadt Clinger Jr.; as well as his parents, Margaret Mansel and Malcolm Angstadt Clinger. He is survived by his brother, James Mansel Clinger (Suzy); and Malcolm Jr.'s wife, Barbara. Dave was a wonderful father, grandfather and father figure to Dede, Hobie, Gracie and Forrest Andrews; Shelly, Tim, Holly, Henry and Jackson Akers; Sarah, Archer, Carrie and Archer Ruffin lll and David M. "Chad" Clinger Jr. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at St. James's Episcopal Church, with a reception to follow at the Commonwealth Club. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. James's Episcopal Church, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220 or W&L, 204 W. Washington St., Lexington, Va. 24450.