Phil Brammer

  Phil joined the camera club in 1989; was President in 2003-2005. 


The following tribute to Phil was written by MoNEP President Scott Avetta:     

Phil Brammer, former President

I am sad to announce the passing of Philip R. Brammer. Phil passed away peacefully on April 15, 2015 at the age of 73. A great loss for his wife Carol, his brother David, MoNEP, SLCC and many others. Phil had been battling a series of health issues since Sept of 2014. A small service with his family and a few close friends was held at Memorial Park Cemetery on the afternoon of April 17th. The dogwoods were in full bloom and the birds were singing. Phil would have been photographing the spring day, he did love being behind the camera. 

At his request his condition was not released before now. This from a man who made very few requests and did not ask for favors. However, he was always willing to help out no questions asked. He will be missed but not forgotten. 



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Wade Clutton


Wade Clutton 

Wade Clutton 


1937 - 2015


Wade passed away on March 8 in the Barnes-Jewish Rehabilitation Center from heart disease. 


                Tribute Video  

Wade passed away on March 8 in the Barnes-Jewish Rehabilitation Center from heart disease.   He donated his body to science.


After receiving a Master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in 1961, Wade moved to St. Louis to join the Missouri Pacific Railroad which later merged with the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked in a variety of roles including design, implementation, and user education of sophisticated computer systems.


He joined the St. Louis Camera Club in 1970 and became active in the club holding almost every position including Mississippi Valley Chair, Newsletter Editor, Yearbook Editor, and  President. He designed and set up the Club’s website and was Webmaster until 2013.  He loved the club and was always helpful to anyone who had questions.  


He joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in March 1971 and made many friends worldwide throughout the years while serving in a myriad of positions. Over the years, he received many prestigious PSA awards. He was particularly interested in technology and was always in the forefront when introducing new technology or streamlining systems for use by the membership.  PSA exhibitions entered the digital age because of Wade’s efforts- he designed digital entries, payments and on-line catalogs and reports.


Wade was a terrific photographer and earned over 250 competition points in St. Louis competitions. He was particularly interested in photo essays. In PSA he earned many “stars” and earned the Excellent Photographer ranking. His knowledge and skills were widely recognized and as a result, he was asked to judge photo competitions hundreds of times across the country and in many foreign countries. Additionally, he was a prolific writer and speaker and presented many programs at conferences, seminars and clubs.


Wade was to have received the PSA Lifetime Achievement Award at the PSA conference in Yellowstone in September.  Wade was notified of the award earlier this year and was very proud to be chosen for this award.


He will be missed by ALL OF US.

 St Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary


  Read this 2013 PSA Journal article to find out more about Wade


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Jim Reynolds

Photo of Jim Reynolds Jim Reynolds passed away peacefully in his sleep at 8:30 am on August 30th.  Jim was a loyal and active member of the St Louis Camera Club. During his 39 year membership, he made significant contributions to the club.  Jim was President for two terms (1984-1986 and 2001-2003), Vice President, Mississippi Valley Chair and Field Trip Chair. He took great pride in the educational process and was instrumenetal in introducing Digital Photography to the club via the Digital Interest Group meetings held in his basement. He presented many educational presentations to the club.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, Sept. 7, 1-4 p.m. at  

 12444 Olive Blvd.
 Creve Coeur

Those who knew Jim will remember him fondly for a long time.

The Post-Dispatch Obituary

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