Age 84, died Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Clifford was a 1955 graduate of Macalester College. He earned a law degree and a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. He was the youth director at the House of Hope Church and an administrator and men’s tennis coach at Macalester College. He spent the majority of his career at St. Paul Academy as a college counselor and tennis coach. In 2007 he was inducted into the Minnesota Tennis Hall of Fame. He published two books concerning the college selection process and a book of poetry. He is survived by two brothers, Alan, Leicester, England and Stanley (Karen) Adrian, Michigan.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 16, at 2 p.m.at the House of Hope Church, 797 Summit Avenue. Willwerscheid Funeral Home 651-228-1006