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Saturday, June 24, 2023
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Saturday, June 24, 2023
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On Monday, June 12, 2023, Thomas Clarke, a loving husband, devoted father, and dedicated member of his community, passed away at the age of 84. Thomas, known for his strong work ethic and quiet demeanor, left an indelible mark on the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Thomas is survived by his beloved wife, Gail Clarke, who stood by his side throughout their journey together for many years. Their enduring love and unwavering commitment to one another served as an inspiration to all who witnessed it. Gail, now 80, cherishes the memories they shared and will carry Thomas's spirit in her heart.
Thomas was the proud father of three sons: Thomas, Scott, and Brad. His role as a father was central to his life, and he took great joy in supporting and guiding his children as they grew. Thomas, now 58, Scott, now 54, and Brad, now 53, fondly remember their father as a pillar of strength and a constant source of encouragement. The values he instilled in them will continue to shape their lives and the lives of those around them.
Thomas dedicated a significant portion of his life to serving his community. After thirty-five years as a mail carrier with the post office, he retired, only to embark on another twelve-year journey working in various grocery stores. Not content to sit idle, he found fulfillment in interacting with people and lending a helping hand wherever it was needed. Eventually, Thomas retired for good after serving several years as a crossing guard, ensuring the safety of young children on their way to school.
As we bid farewell to Thomas Clarke, we honor his memory and the impact he had on our lives. His unwavering dedication as a husband, father, and community servant serves as a testament to his character and his commitment to making a difference. Thomas will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but his legacy will continue to inspire us to live our lives with love, compassion, and a willingness to lend a helping hand.
In this time of grief, let us remember the joy Thomas brought to our lives and find solace in the memories we shared. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 3 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2220 2nd St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. Guests are welcome to visit with the family one hour prior to the service, from 2-3 pm, also at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Thomas's memory to St. John's Episcopal Church.