Kirk Robert Clark

April 12, 2024
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Penn Yan – Kirk Robert Clark, age 62, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, with his family at his side.

          Friends may call on Friday (April 19th) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 20th) at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Gorham Cemetery.

          Family and friends are invited to a reception on Saturday (April 20th) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Tomion’s Event Center, 200 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Penn Yan Youth Baseball and Softball, P.O. Box 363, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to a charity of your choice.

          Kirk was born March 31, 1962 in Canandaigua, NY. He graduated from Marcus Whitman Central School in 1980, and was later inducted into their Basketball Hall of Fame. He graduated from Community College of the Finger Lakes in 1982, and was later inducted into their Basketball Hall of Fame.

          Kirk was all about family and sports. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and also loved to play golf. Kirk had been an umpire for area baseball and softball; and a referee for basketball. The two highlights of his umpiring career were umping for the Little League Games in Cooperstown and for the 2023 USSSA Northeast Softball National Championships in the summer of 2023.

Kirk loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed family trips to the Adirondacks, and campfires and fishing with his grandsons. Kirk was able to take his dream-vacation to Aruba last winter.

          Kirk had been a route salesman for Geneva Club; and formerly worked for Finger Lakes Bottling Sales.

          Kirk is survived by one daughter, Karice (Jake) Spoor; one son, Daniel (Alli) Clark; four grandsons, Joseph Spoor, Samuel Spoor, Robert Spoor and Jackson Clark; the mother of his children, Claudia Carroll Clark; his parents, Robert “Butch” and Arlene Adamson Clark; two sisters, Wendy (David) Grace and Kelly Clark Pinckney; two nephews, Brandon (Kaylen) Grace and Corey Grace; two nieces, Jenna Pinckney and Kendra Pinckney; two aunts, Barbara Mahood and Connie Scott; several cousins; and many friends.

          Kirk was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Harris.

          Please visit to send a condolence to the Clark family.



Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, April 19, 2024
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Private Family Funeral Service

St. John's Lutheran Church

Saturday, April 20, 2024
1:00 PM
St John's Lutheran Church
514 East Swamp Road, Penn Yan
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Reception for Family and Friends

Tomion's Event Center

Saturday, April 20, 2024
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
200 New York 14A
Penn Yan, New York
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Barbara Castner from Williamson NY on Apr. 13, 2024

Sorry for your loss.

Annette Hoban from Penn Yan NY on Apr. 13, 2024

My sincere condolences to Bob and Arlene in the tragic loss of Kirk. And to his children and grandchildren, I’m sorry he was taken too soon. He was a good man who did a lot of good in this world. RIP

Patty Barkalow from Prattsburgh New York on Apr. 13, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the love you all have for each other will comfort and strengthen you all during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peg Carroll from Geneva, NY on Apr. 14, 2024

My sincere condolences to Butch, Arlene, Karice and Danny and the rest of the Clark family. We always said we were each others best brother and sister in laws. He will be missed by so many. RIP Kirk God Bless

Rose Youngs from Penn Yan NY on Apr. 14, 2024

My sincere thoughts n prayers condolences to Kirk’s family especially to his mom n dad on the loss of their son n his sisters n daughter n son and his grandsons. Kirk was a loving son n brother n father n grandfather. He was also a great n best neighbor n friend. You will be so missed. Till we meet again my friend. Love you.

Mark Richardson Sr from Penn Yan on Apr. 14, 2024

Claudia and family , So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one . My thoughts and prayers are with you all .

Anne Guinan from Romulus NY on Apr. 14, 2024

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. He officiated many of our softball games and was always a pleasure to have on our field. He was such a nice person. He will be missed!!

Janice and Dick Folts from Penn Yan NY on Apr. 14, 2024

Butch, Arlene and all of Kirk’s family - we send our heartfelt condolences and pray for your comfort during this very difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace.

Linda Green from Rushville ny on Apr. 14, 2024

My dear sweet, longtime friend Kirk…all my love to your family… how ironic that you would pass on the 12th, your athletic number throughout high school….

Marty Olmstead from Penn yan ny on Apr. 14, 2024

So sorry to the Clark family. Had many laughs with him from playing softball tournaments to playing golf.

Rick Ferchen from Penn Yan, NY on Apr. 15, 2024

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Kirk. I only knew Kirk the last two years but really enjoyed the time golfing with him and really getting to know him. He was a fun guy to be around and I was happy to call him my friend. God bless and rest in peace.

Ron Dailey from Penn Yan on Apr. 15, 2024

My condolences to all the family, had lots of laughs and good times with Clarkie. Rest in peace my friend.

Joel Rudnick from ROCHESTER on Apr. 15, 2024

Kirk was a mentor of mine in the Central Western Girls Basketball Officials organization. He taught me much about officiating and life. Kirk will be remembered to me as a friend, ref partner, and a role model.

Robert Eddinger from Ormond Beach Florida on Apr. 15, 2024

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

Linda Harris Wozniak from Dade City, FL on Apr. 16, 2024

Dear Butch, Arlene, Wendy and Kelly, I can't find the words to say how truly sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Though your heart holds such a deep sadness right now, I pray that it may also hold the blessing of the love that will always be a part of you. May God comfort your heart and wrap His arms tightly around you.
Love you all,

Bruce Mahood from Atlanta, GA on Apr. 16, 2024

So many wonderful memories of times with my cousin Kirk. He was fun to be around, loved to tell stories and as importantly, interested in everyone else. Love my cousin and he will always be with me. He will be missed by so many people he has touched. Especially his family, who was so important to him. Much love to my Uncle Butch and Aunt Arlene during this difficult time in our lives.

Tom Cottrell from Waterloo ny on Apr. 16, 2024

So sorry to hear about the loss of your son Bob

David Mahood from Beverly, MA on Apr. 16, 2024

On behalf of all of the Mahood family, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Kirk. His Aunt Barbie, his cousins, Bruce and David, and all of the extended Mahood family pass along our sincere condolences. Kirk was integral to our lives, sharing a birthday with his aunt, sharing much of his youth with his cousins, and his wonderful stories with everyone else. There are so many things we will miss about him: his smile and laugh, his enthusiasm, his ease of conversation, his love of sports and family, and lastly, his presence. Bruce and I always considered Kirk another brother, which makes this loss even harder. Rest in peace, our dear Brother Kirk.

David Freeland from Palmyra, NY on Apr. 17, 2024

Kirk and I were classmates at MW, We both loved to ump, I am so sorry to hear of his passing, Prayers for the family.

Christopher Mahood from Raleigh, NC on Apr. 19, 2024

It was an absolute joy to have known ‘Uncle Kirk’ for as long as I did, and the impact he had on the entire Mahood family was enormous. To Uncle Butch, Aunt Arlene, Wendy, Kelly, Danny, Carice, and everyone else whose lives he touched, I’m so sorry for your enormous loss. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Cindy Aldridge(Rupert) from Glendora, New Jersey on May. 2, 2024

Butch and Arlene so sorry to hear about Kirk. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. May God bless and watch over his family and friends!🙏🙏🙏

Barry Cole from Loganville, GA on May. 8, 2024

what a sad surprise hearing of Kirk's passing. I worked with him for several years at Rentokil in Victor. at that time he was basically a new dad & talked alot about his kids. God Bless the Clark family.

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