Dr. Clement Oko AkogyeramFebruary 25, 1952 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 67)
Dr. Clement Oko Akogyeram, 67, of Rochester died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Rochester Methodist Hospital. He was born in Accra, Ghana on February 25, 1952 to Nicholas A. Akogyeram and Grace K. Akogyeram (nee Kotei).
After he graduated from La Presbyterian Middle Boys School (La Salem), and from Apam Secondary School in Ghana, he enrolled in Howard University, in Washington D.C., where he graduated with a BS in (Chemistry) 1977, a Masters in (Biochemistry) 1980, and a PhD in (Pharmacology) 1990. After his Postdoctorate experience, he attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore UMAB and obtained a (Pharm.D) in 1995. In 1998, Clement moved with his family to Rochester to join the Mayo clinic as a Drug Information Pharmacist, where he worked until his retirement in February 2018.
Outside work, Clement was an avid sports fan but Soccer was his favorite. He followed the European and African Soccer Leagues. His two favorite teams were the national team of Ghana, the Black Stars, and Manchester United FC.
Clement loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, and a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church in Ghana.
He is survived by his wife, Ivy Iris Akogyeram (nee Laryea), three children: Amanda Naa Anyeley Akogyeram -Salami, Nicholas Nee Anyeteye Akogyeram II, and Julian Nee Ako Akogyeram , two grandchildren Gabriela Salami and Joshua Salami, and five other siblings.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Grace and five other siblings.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church (512 3rd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902) on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held for Clement on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901) and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Accra, Ghana
Clement, you fought the good fight, you finished the race, and you kept the faith. Now the crown of righteousness is yours when the trumpet is sounded.
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