Keith M, Clarke

June 25, 1934 – April 4, 2017
Place of Birth: 
Sackets Harbor, New York
Place of Death: 
Newark, New York
Phelps, New York

Calling Hours

April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Service Event Information

Funeral Service
April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Military Cemetery in Sackets Harbor Sackets Harbor, NY


Keith M. Clarke

Newark—Keith M. Clarke, 82, passed away on Tuesday (April 4, 2017) at the DeMay Living Center in Newark, New York.

Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday (April 8th) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St. Newark, NY. A graveside Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday (April 9th) at the Military Cemetery in Sackets Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Legion – Harold W. Townsend Post 1757, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.

Keith was born in Sackets Harbor, New York the son of Clinton and Olive Folsom Clarke on June 25, 1934. Mr. Clarke served in the U.S.M.C. During the Korean War. He worked as a Pressman for Kodak. In 1991, he retired after a 26 year career.

Keith is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucile; his son Timothy (Marie Davenport) of Newark ; a daughter Karen (William) Czaja of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a brother Ron ( Jo Anne) Clarke of Florida; three sisters Lori (David) LaLone of Adams, NY, Donna (Bruce) Thomas of Henderson Harbor, NY and Carole Doyle of Copenhagen, NY. Mr. Clarke was predeceased by three siblings.



I first met Keith and Lucy when I joined Newark Arcadia Volunteer Ambulance in 1977. We worked shifts together and became friends. I remember spending several New Year's Eves together having dinner, playing board games, and watching the ball drop on TV, then watching the Rose Bowl Parade in the morning. When they moved to Las Vegas, I visited a few times, feeling that their sofa bed had my name on it. They showed me around town, and introduced me to Ethel M Chocolates. I will remember Keith fondly, and am keeping Lucy and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jehovah promises that the dead will live again. (Isaiah 26:19) They will be brought back to life. That is the hope of the resurrection. - John 5:28,29.

Lucy and Family:

We are both so sorry for your loss.  Keith was such a good husband and father.  He always made sure that his family was taken care of.  May God heal you and give you strengh to carry on!

Thanks for Uncle Keith......a great laughter and a gentle patience.  I pray for Aunt Lucy, Tim, and Karen with the thoughts of being with you on the day you say goodbye - - wishing I could be there!   Medical circustances still willnot allow it.



Nephew/Cousin Ronnie

San Antonio, Texas

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