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Philip H. Clarke

Born: Mon., Jul. 8, 1929
Died: Fri., Apr. 28, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May 01, 2017
Location: LaRobardiere
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Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., May 02, 2017
Location: Queen Village Bible Church

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Camden- Philip H. Clarke, 87 of Hillsboro Road, passed away at his home on Friday morning April 28, 2017. He was born July 8, 1929 on the family farm in Camden, NY a son of Howard & Lucy Ripley Clarke. Phil was a 1948 graduate of Camden High School. On July 27, 1950 he married the former B. Jean Bourgeois in New London, NY. She passed away August 25, 1991. On August 14, 1992, Phil married the former Bertha DeLa Roche in Camden, NY.  Philip was a lifelong self-employed farmer and had worked at Camden Wire Co., for 15 years with the maintenance department retiring in 1994. While a quiet man, Philip loved The Lord, his family and his animals, especially the Pigmy goats that he had raised over the years.. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing the harmonica.
Surviving besides his wife Bertha, are three daughters, Therese & Carey Evans, Chittenango, NY, Jenny & Bob May, Camden, NY, Lee & Rick Hoke, Rome, NY and six sons, Stephen & Cherie, Paul, Philip and Andrew Clarke all of Camden, NY, David Clarke, Carey, NC and Larry & Elke Clarke, Milan, IL, a step–daughter, Yvonne & Chris Carle, Camden, NY, 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by four sisters, Ruth Hill, Mary Havens, Dorothy Clarke and Gladys Wesseldine.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am Tuesday from the Queen Village Bible Church, 10050 Wolcott Hill Rd., Camden, NY with Graveside services to be held 2:00pm at Maple Flats Cemetery, Cleveland, NY. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-7 pm at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to Queen Village Bible Church in lieu of flowers.

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Margaret (Liddy) Dow
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
Bertha and Family.
I am sorry to hear of Philip's passing. I did not know him myself but have known Bertha for a long time. Also my husband Jerry worked with his son Philip at the then Camden Wire. Just know my prayers are with all of you at this time.

Marie (Liddy) Abess
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017
Bertha, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know what you are going through and
wish you the best. Take care.

Vicki and Alan Grinnell
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017
Dearest Bert, Alan and I are so sorry for your loss. We all know Phillip is now with his Lord and Savior. We love you!

Bruce and Ruth Hallenbeck
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017
Dear dear Bert. There are no words that can express how I felt when I heard of Philip's passing via of our prayer chain. I know how much you dearly loved him and will miss him so much. One thing you can be assured of is you will see him once again as he is now in Heaven with his Savior. How Bruce did like to talk with him at church and when we had church dinners. I loved his harmonica playing and would have liked to have done a duet with him but that never happened. He is now playing for all in Heaven. Let us know if we can ever assist you in any way. Love you. Bruce and Ruth.

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