John C. Clegg, outside factory rep at Gardena, California, supplier Clegg Promo (PPAI 111692) and father of the company’s Founder and CEO Tim Clegg and President Kevin Clegg, passed away on May 4.

After a career in information systems, he joined Clegg Promo in 1994, serving as ombudsman for the company as well as outside rep.

A statement from the company notes, “He surprised all of his children as he transformed from a chief information officer to an outgoing factory rep specialist. He relished traveling through Ohio and the Midwest, visiting distributors in offices, parking lots, homes and barns. No distributor was too small for John to visit. Not only did John become a master at presenting the Clegg line, he became well known on the trade-show circuit, as John and [his wife] Eileen would work many of the key Midwest shows.”

Clegg also served as proofreader and editor of Clegg and Americhip catalogs.

Community service was the work Clegg enjoyed most. He was a coach, referee and commissioner of the basketball program for the Chagrin Athletic Association, a board member on the Chagrin Valley Rec Center, a lector at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and a fixture at all Chagrin Falls High School sporting events for over 50 years.

Clegg and his wife were married for 59 years and had seven children and 21 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a “Membership Scholarship in the Name of John C. Clegg” at the Chagrin Valley Rec. Center, P.O. Box 84, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022.