Clement G. Scerback, 83, a retired U.S. Information Agency officer who was posted to U.S. embassies in Eastern Europe, died of complications from diabetes May 20, 2005, at his home in Columbia, Maryland.
Captain Scerback worked for the agency from 1955 to 1973 with overseas assignments in Belgrade, Vienna and Budapest, where he was first secretary at the U.S. Embassy there.
At U.S. Information Agency headquarters in Washington, Captain Scerback, who spoke Russian, Slovak, Serbo-Croatian, German and Hungarian, served as director of the European division.
After retiring in 1973, he moved to Pinellas County, Florida, where he worked as the local government's director of public information and as a public relations consultant for businesses.
Captain Scerback, who moved to Columbia in 2001, was born in Barberton, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University before serving as a B-24 command pilot with the Army Air Forces during World War II.
Later, he graduated with a degree in journalism from Kent State University and attained the rank of Captain while in the Air Force Reserve.
He was a member of DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired).
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Wilma C. Scerback of Columbia; a daughter, Sharon Scerback Kreps of Columbia; a sister; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
SCERBACK, CLEMENT G
CAPT US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/06/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 05/20/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION 8-F ROW 9 SITE 1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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