Clifford was born in Susanville, Calif., and moved to Suisun City shortly thereafter, where his father served as the chief of police.
Clifford lived in the same home for more than 60 years. He was an active member of the community, serving the city of Suisun City as a city councilman and the mayor pro-tem. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the city. Clifford also served as a reservist and an active duty member of the United States Air Force. He worked in the safety sales and real estate fields.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kerry Hemler; sister, Frances Rotz ; daughter and son-in-law Jodie and Ton Phan; son, Jason Hemler; and four grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Parkway Community Church, 2397 Heath Drive, Fairfield, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Leaven Project, 2397 Heath Drive, Fairfield Calif. 94533.