Whenever the name of Richie Clayman came up in a conversation, the phrase you always heard in reference to him was, “What a great guy.”
For those of a certain age and milieu, there was no higher tribute.
Richie Clayman was a Baby Boomer who bridged the old and the new. He both understood that the world of his parents and grandparents was changing forever, but he also clung to their core values of loyalty to his family, friends, and community.
Richie was a doer who firmly grasped the ancient roman maxim, “Carpe diem” — seize the day. Whether it be in the legal, business, or political realms, he was a fierce and honest competitor, but who, at the end of the day, lived by the credo that it is possible to disagree without being disagreeable.
Richie had a great sense of humor and always had a story to tell about something or other that would bring a smile to the face of his listener. He also was a generous man who lived humbly and who never forgot his roots growing up in Chelsea. Richie made his home on Revere Beach and could be seen walking the beach frequently or getting his breakfast at the Bagel Bin on Shirley Ave. where he always was available to help in any situation.
Richie Clayman’s passing leaves a void in the lives of so many, not just in our community, but the many surrounding communities as well.
To his wife Debbie, daughters Katie and Erica, and his brother and business partner Stephen our deepest sympathy.
He will be missed by all who knew him.