William Clarke

March 14, 1918 - January 7, 2014

03/14/1918 - 01/07/2014

William Clarke, 95, passed away at home on January 7, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 14, 1918 in Castlerea, County Roscommon, Ireland, he and his wife emigrated to Canada in 1947 and then to the United States in 1952. After many years in the construction trade, they retired to Virginia Beach in 1990.
Mr. Clarke was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret. He is survived by his four children: Michael Clarke and wife Marte Hersey, Laura Rock and husband William, Monica Corbin and husband David, Judy Clarke and husband Darrell Timme; three grand children: Adrian Clarke and wife Stefanie, Alaina Rider and husband Nick, Jennifer Johnson; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Clarke was an avid sports fan, following the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.
The family thanks Heartland Hospice and their Private Duty, especially Monica, for their excellent care.

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Conor Clarke
8 years ago

I wish I could have met you. I am happy to know that you lived a long, healthy and happy life.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Rest in peace granduncle Bill. Hopefully I will see you in heaven. Your grandnephew, Conor Francis Eamonn Clarke

8 years ago

Laura, We are so sorry for your loss, praying for strength for you and your family. love Deborah and Gang

Carolyn Jones Bartee
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. As a teenage friend of Jenny and Judy, I have fond childhood memories of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke at their house in Towson, MD.

Rick & Debbie Harwell
8 years ago

Sadden to hear the passing of your Dad. He was such a nice man and a great neighbor. Sincerely,

Rick, Debbie Harwell

948 Baillio

John & Pat McFadden
8 years ago

Sorry to learn about your father’s passing. We miss seeing him at church on Sunday mornings. Our prayers are with you along with this Irish blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you,

May the wind be ever at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And the rain fall softly on your fields

And until we meet again, May God hold

you in the hollow of his hand

John & Pat

Rose Clarke
8 years ago

To Clarke family,

Dad was a kind and great family man. I will always have fond memories with family gatherings. He now is reunited with his wife both always made me feel at home when I visited. You all are in my prayers.

Love Rose