Matthew Clemson Obituary, Death- Evanston, Illinois- Matthew Alexander Clemson of Exeter, New Hampshire, a Phillips Exeter Academy student died by suicide at the age of 15, on January 15, 2022, according to report. Matthew was born on September 21, 2005 in the city of Evanston, Illinois. Matthew spent his childhood and his time away from school in Evanston. As a young student in Evanston, he received his education at the Chiaravalle Montessori School, the Dewey Elementary School, and the Nichols Middle School. He was in the middle of his junior year at Phillips Exeter Academy when he passed away.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Peter and Stephanie (Allin) Clemson, and his sister, Anna (all of Evanston, IL). He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Allin (Washington, DC), his aunts and uncles Lyndon Allin (Washington, DC), Conrad (Christine) Clemson (Boston, MA), and Michael (Christine) Clemson (Leesburg, VA), as well as cousins and extended family His devoted pet dog, Moose, passed away before him.
A memorial service will be held on the Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church, which is located at 516 Church Street in Evanston, Illinois. Matthew enjoyed the thrill of a powder day on the challenging slopes of Big Sky, Montana, as well as the thoughtful and cooperative process of finding a solution to a challenging problem on the climbing wall.
Both of these activities gave him a rush. Hiking in Big Sky was another one of his favorite things to do during the summer, especially because he could run up the trail with his sister, friends, and dog (and leaving his parents in the dust).
Baseball was also something that Matthew enjoyed. He played baseball for the Evanston Baseball & Softball Association house teams, the Evanston OrangeCats travel team, and finally for Exeter’s junior varsity baseball team. He enjoyed the sport. Matthew combined his interests in baseball and mathematics by serving as the commissioner of a long-running fantasy baseball league.
The participants in the league were required to read a substantial rules package and take part in drafts for major and minor league players. Matthew also enjoyed the game of mathematics. Matthew, a rabid fan of the Cubs, was present for the entirety of the 2016 World Series Championship season, from the Cubs Convention in January to the victory parade in November.
He was able to see the Cubs win the World Series. Last year, he worked at Wrigley Field as a member of the Premier Guest Services team, and he found the experience to be rewarding and enjoyable.
In high school, Matthew developed a passion for writing in addition to his already formidable intellect. The previous summer was when he picked up the guitar and quickly became enamored with the instrument. His favorite subject to study in high school was epistemology.
He was a proud resident of Wentworth Hall at Exeter, where he also participated in Model United Nations, was co-head of the Philosophy Club, was a member of the Climbing Club and the Robotics Team, was a physics peer tutor, and was a campus tour guide. All of these activities took place while he was a student at Exeter. In college, he planned to major in philosophy, and he was very excited about it.
In lieu of sending flowers, you are welcome to make a one-time donation to the Big Sky Community Organization.