Albert H. 'Bud' Clarke, Jr., 82, of West Haven, husband of the late Lee Proctor Clarke passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at CT Hospice in Branford. Father of Nellie Lee Tarini and her husband Robert of Richmond, RI, Albert H. 'Bud' Clarke III and his wife Justine of Dartmouth, MA, Luther P. Clarke and his wife Marybeth of Guilford, Jennie Lee Oronzo and her husband Bill of West Haven, and Mary Lee Coyle and her husband Patrick of North Haven. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Silary of Jenkintown, PA and 14 grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Creighton of Ardmore, PA. Son of the late Albert H., Sr. and Iva Freas Clarke, Bud was born in Germantown, PA on January 23, 1928. He was a Radarman 3rd Class in the US Coast Guard during WW II, and was a National Sales Manager for Bowman Transportation Company. Funeral Service Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 11 AM at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Orange. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4-8 PM at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bud Clarke Memorial Fund, c/o The Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT 06477. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.

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  1. Goodbye my beloved friend, there will be a tremendous void without you. My Buddy, my Buddy…your buddy misses you. Love, Nellie

  2. Albert, Bud, Dad, Grandpa. You were all of these, and the best at it. Thank you for being you. Grandpa, Dad, Bud and Albert will be dearly missed, but loved more, as we will all be together some day. Say hi to grandma for me, tell her we all miss and love her. Heres to Seing ya soon, Love Always, Andrew

  3. I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other… Then someone at my side says, .There she goes. Gone where I say ? Gone from my sight…….that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar and in BEAUTY AND IN STRENGTH as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination… Her diminished size is in ME, not in HER… And just at the moment when someone at my side says, .There she goes. there are other eyes watching her coming . . . and other voices ready to take up the glad shout… . Here she comes!!! . Your journey has only begun old friend, I WILL see you on the other side… Love, Bobby

  4. My dearest Uncle you will be missed. You will walk with them again now. Your sweet Lee, my daddy, Bob, Luke and Joe. Give them all my love, you are in heaven now, wrapped in love and peace. Ellen

  5. My thoughts and prayers go with you all at the passing of Uncle Bud. He along with my mom and dad and nana and all of the good ones that have gone before us will be having a good old time waiting for us to get there. Know that I will think of you often. With Love, Dennis Paul Carreiro son of Judy Proctor

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the clarke family as you mourn the loss of your father and grand father. we will dearly miss our friend,and our Buddy, BUD. I will miss you buddy…God bless.

  7. Uncle Bud . . . In every role you filled, from son to brother to husband to father to uncle to grandfather, you showed us ALL how it should be done. In the Great Man Competition, you are a first ballot Hall of Famer. You meant the world to all of us. And will remain prominent in our hearts forever . . .

  8. Uncle Bud was so special to me. I have so many wonderful memories of my time with him and Aunt Sis. He made me feel so special and loved and my memories of him and all he was to me will never fade. I loved him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you again go through the loss of a parent. I know God will support you and give you strength now when you need it most. Love to all of you, Cousin Cathy

  9. We are so very sorry for your loss. Bud was such a sweet man amd we are glad to have known him. He was blessed to have such a wonderful family. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. With Love, Michelle and Rob Jacobsen(and family)

  10. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Uncle Bud was one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and was a favorite uncle of my mom’s. Condolences to all of you at this time. I’m so very sorry that I won’t be able to make it down for the service. I have a friend in from out of town and she’s not leaving until Sunday. Please let me know if there is anything I can do and again, I’m so sorry. He will be missed and I have very fond memories of the time that I did get to spend with him. Love and best wishes to all of you.

  11. So sorry to hear of Mr Clarke’s passing. He is part of the demographic called .the greatest generation. and he is without a doubt among the best of that group! What a great dad, grandpa, husband and all around man! My thoughts and prayers are with the Clarke’s. With sympathy, The DeRosa Family

  12. To my cousins, It was with deep regret that I heard aboout Uncle Bud. He was a genuine sweetie. I always loved talking to him. Sherry and I hope that he along with Aunt Lee and Mom and Daddy are having a real laughfest by now. We will all miss him. Love, Sherry and John

  13. To The Clarke Family, I wanted to write and tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I never had the honor of meeting .Bud., but knowing how wonderful his children are, I know he was a great man. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Your friend.

  14. To the Clarke Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn the loss of your father, grandfather and father-in-law. May happy memories of the times you have shared together as a family carry you through this difficult time. Fondly, Ken and Shanon Bencivengo

  15. Grandpa– I am glad to have known you and I am proud to be your granddaughter. I will miss you more than you will know… I will miss sharing my birthday with you. I will miss doublemint gum and worthers original, and the toy drawer. I will miss your regal handwriting and the pictures you would send for our birthdays. But most of all I will miss the happiness and joy that you spread to everyone around you. Thank you for all of the good memories. I love you Grandpa and I will see you again someday xoxo

  16. To Nellie,Buddy,Luther,Jennie,&Mary and Spouses We’re very sorry for your loss. God Bless your father and your families!A beautiful family! Love,The Keyes Family Ted Sr,Rosemarie,Ted Jr,Michael,Steven,&Edward

  17. I didn’t see Bud very often but it didn’t take long to know that he was a man who was very proud of his sons, daughters and grandchildren. He spoke of them often and his face would light up when he did. I know that the loss of his wife was so difficult for him but he always said that the love of his family helped to get him through that heart breaking time and now he is back with her and they are once again complete. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family who will miss him terribly, but I know that someday we will all be together and complete once again. With love and prayers, Paul

  18. Herb & I had the privelege to visit BUD a few weeks ago and meet Nellie, Jenny,& granddaughters. Herb gave BUD several pictures from their childhood days.We trust he is safe in the arms of Jesus and free of pain.With sympathy. Herb&Marci Beilstein

  19. I am saddened to lose my best friend of over 75 years.Bud and i were Germantown Pa neighbors and we shared many memories. Our deepest sympathy to BUD’s family. Herbie Beilstein

  20. Death is only passing through God’s other door with our deepest sympathy JoAnn and Jim Montz and family

  21. Death is only passing through God’s other door with our deepest sympathy JoAnn and Jim Montz and family

  22. Uncle Bud was so special to me. I have so many wonderful memories of my time with him and Aunt Sis. He made me feel so special and loved and my memories of him and all he was to me will never fade. I loved him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you again go through the loss of a parent. I know God will support you and give you strength now when you need it most. Love to all of you, Cousin Cathy

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