David A. Clark 02/18/2013

david clarkDavid A. Clark
David A. Clark, 68, of Canton, died, February 18, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2 PM; at the Hermon United Methodist Church, Reverend Thomas Jones officiating. David is survived by his wife, Anne E. Clark, daughter, Liza G. Clark, Canton, son, Joshua W. Clark, Japan, father and mother in-law, Michael and Betty Carr Marino, Canton, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Gene Clark, a sister, Pat Druri and Edwin Peterson. Born on February 7, 1945 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Norman and Jacquelyn Fick Clark, he attended Bemidji State University, Minnesota, and graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Applied Psychology. He married Anne Marino on March 24, 1981 in Watertown; SD. David was a Lay Pastor for the Seven Steeples United Methodist Churches (Degrasse United Methodist Church, Hermon United Methodist Church and Russell United Methodist Church). He was a member of the Madison Musician Association. He loved to help and mentor troubled teenagers through his work as a substitute teacher at St. Lawrence Central School. David’s life’s passion was being on stage, singing, playing the guitar and preaching the Word of God. He took the time to reach out and touch the people he encountered in his daily life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his family. David’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

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  1. Anne,

    Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. I had the privilege of having some very interesting conversations with David and he always made me laugh.

  2. I just want to say how sorry I am. I so enjoyed David in the short time I have known him. He always had a smile for me. He was a very kind man, and cared for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The “mean nurse” Mary Jo

  3. Anne,
    Wanted you to know I am remembering you and your family in my prayers! Always enjoyed trips to the garlic farm and your festival! We were unable to come this year because of sickness in my family. Please accept my deepest sympathy!

  4. Annie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. David always had a smile and an interesting story to share. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa

  5. Josh- I am so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I know how much you loved him and how much he loved you. I hope you find comfort in memories that you have shared together. Please know my thoughts and love are with you and your family.

  6. our prayers an thoughts go to family of David Clark,he was a great man to chat with an customer of our est.,from the family of employees @ the wood chop shop.

  7. I am very sad to hear of David’s passing. I am a friend of Betty’s from work and we often spoke of David and his sudden illness.

  8. Dear Annie,
    I’m so sorry to read about Dave. I had no idea that he was ill. He was such an intelligent and nice man. The world will miss him. I’ll pray for all of you.

  9. Ann, Josh and Liza,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Clark was one of the kindest, most compassionate men that I have had the priviledge to know and to work with. He was always so positive and energentic. All of the students respected him. He spoke of each one of you regularly and was very proud of your accomplishments. He will be greatly missed at SLC.
    Belinda Martin

  10. Annie, I just heard from Gary about David. I just want to say how sorry I am. I so enjoyed you and David in my eBay classes. He always had a smile for me and everyone. He was a very kind man, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and may your memories of him live on.

    Wishing you and your family all the best.


  11. Hoping the memories of love he left you will be a source of strength and comfort to you now. Deepest sympathies.

  12. We are so sad to lose such a kind neighbor. The girls liked when he was there to sell them garlic. Such a sweet guy…..so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  13. Dear Anne and family,Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting your husband (father) I understand he was an awesome person.May you find peace in all your memories and his love for all of you.With greatest sympathy,Debby Perretta(Client of Annie)

  14. Anne and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace in your memories and the love of your family.

  15. Dave and I worked together for an agency that helped people! Dave always had a way of bringing a smile to my face and others. I lost track of Dave but thought of him often! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and all that will be missing his presence. Dave will be a beautiful Angel looking down on all who loved him and all whom he touched! God Bless him.

  16. Dear Anne and family,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. My memories of him will always be cherished and full of joy and amusement. He is in a much better place now and one day we will see him again. He was an amazing man. My prayers and thoughts go to you at this tough time.

  17. Dear Annie:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. We have been keeping him and you in prayer for some time now. We are from Syracuse and my sister, Leah-Rae is from Wayne County. We come north frequently as we were all St. Lawrence County folks. We have attended your garlic festival along with our daughter and family from Syracuse many times. Dave’s preaching has been such a blessing to us that I cannot begin to tell you. He always came to Russell prepared with a message that carries us through the week. My brother, Dennis Griffin, is a member there and we always attend when we are in the area. He will be greatly missed. We continue to keep you and yours in prayer.

    Warmest regards – Dick and Diana Law

  18. Annie and family,
    So sad to hear of your loss. He was special guy who always had a way of putting a smile on your face. I appoligize this message is late but just returned home and read the news .you and yours are in my thought and prayers.

  19. Anne and Family,

    I did not realize until today that your beloved husband David, passed away. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of you and I talking about your husband. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

  20. Dave was an angel on Earth. His kind presence, gift of words and bright smile were a gift to all who crossed his path. Ever faithful, may he rest forever in peace.

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