Jack Leland Clarke

February 5, 2023
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Our beloved father and hero, Jack Leland Clarke, age 90, of Gorham NY, passed away in Zephyrhills, Florida on Sunday, February 5, 2023.  Jack was a loving and caring husband to his best friend and wife Karen Clarke of 66 years.

Jack was born on August 15, 1932, son of Arthur and Ruth Clarke of Gorham NY, He Married Karen Jensen on May 18, 1957, together they had 5 beautiful daughters. Jack was an amazing loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Jack led a full life as a Korean War Veteran, Farmer and salesman of farm equipment and lawn mowers.

Jack is survived by his wife Karen Clarke; children, Susan (Robert) Yarger, Sally (Craig) Logan, Marilyn (David) Boothe and Lucinda Clarke (Chuck Pennington).  Siblings; James Clarke of Buffalo NY, and David (Syliva) Clarke of Gorham NY.  Also, Eight grandchildren, five girls and three boys and ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was predeceased by his daughter Carol, parents Arthur and Ruth, sister Joyce Benedict and brother Richard Clarke.

Memorial Service will be planned at a later date, Jack had a love for animals of all kinds, therefore in lieu of flowers, please consider Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527. 

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Clarke Family.


Kathy Van Wie Eldredge from Canandaigua, NY on Feb. 8, 2023

So sorry for your loss.

Peg Kay from Canandaigua New York on Feb. 9, 2023

Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! RIP Jack ?

Lori Herbel from Yucca Valley on Feb. 9, 2023

Beautiful remembrance…

Laurie Lohr from Constantia NY on Feb. 9, 2023

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remember playing with you and we would help your dad out on the farm. He was a very special and caring person.

Jan Hathorn from Lexington, VA on Feb. 16, 2023

Dear Karen, Sue, Sally, Marilyn and Lucinda,
I'm so sorry to hear about Jack's death. I will never forget how kind he was and how much he loved his family. I feel so privileged to have known him and all of you during my high school days. I hope and pray you find comfort in your memories of him as you deal with your sorrow and heartbreak.
With deep sympathy and love,

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