Keith Clarke

Obituary of Keith Clarke

Pavilion / LeRoy ~ Keith B. Clarke, age 66, of Bernd Road, passed away Friday evening (October 5, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital in the loving presence of his family.

     He was born February 6, 1952 in Batavia, a son of the late Wilfred and Louise Barber Clarke.

     Keith had a very big heart and will be remembered as a very special father-figure to many of his nieces and nephews.  He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed watching Nascar racing.  He was very proud of his 1995 Mercury Cougar and absolutely loved his John Deere tractors.

     He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Jean McKenzie Clarke; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, June and Chuck Dusen and Marcia McKenzie; nieces and nephews, Stephen Clarke, Cindy and John Tashman, Scott McKenzie, Michael and Michelle McKenzie, Kim and John Mangefrida, Tammy and Gary Mallaber, Chuck and Dianne Dusen; his beloved canine companion, Emily, along with many great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Richard, sister-in-law, Elaine Clarke and David Clarke and his brother-in-law, Donald McKenzie.

     There will be no prior visitation and services will be private at the convenience of the family.

     As Keith would always say to his parting family and friends, "May the Good Lord take a liking to you, but not too soon, and may the wind always be at your back".

     Memorials are suggested to either Volunteers for Animals or the Pavilion Fire Department.

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