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Richard “Tom” Thomas Clarke, 67

Richard “Tom” Thomas Clarke, 67, of Strasburg, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home. Born in Akron, OH, Richard was a son of Marjorie A. (Gray) Clarke and the late Harold T. Clarke. He was the loving husband of Janet Clarke, with whom they shared 43 years of marriage.
Tom spent the majority of his work life at Sears, Roebuck and Co. where his career spanned 33 years. He was a railroad enthusiast with a passion for railroad memorabilia and lanterns. Tom was a man of faith and a longtime member of the Church of Christ. Disney World was one of his favorite places and he had fond memories of time spent there with family and friends. Tom’s life revolved around his family and he especially adored time spent with his grandson, James.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Clarke) Borys, son-in-law Ron Borys, grandson James Borys, sister Kimberly (Clarke) Berliere, brother-in-law Alain Berliere, nephew Michael Berliere and his wife Brittany Berliere.
A visitation will be held at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory located at 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11AM with visitation held prior starting at 10am. Interment will follow at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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March 12, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with Tom at Fulton Bank and accompanied him one day on his route to have an idea of what his day entailed. I quickly realized that he was treasured by the employees at the branches he served and I felt like I was traveling with royalty! My sincere condolences to the family.  Nadine Leaman

March 08, 2018

My deepest condolences to you Janet, and your family.  Tom was a special guy and a kind soul.  I’ll never forget his jokes or the fun we had on vacation together!  Taylor will be jumping rope for heart, in Tom’s memory, for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser….thoughts, prayers, and love to you my friend.
Love,
Crystal, Rick, Tyler, and Taylor

March 08, 2018

My sympathy to Tom’s family. I knew him for only three years, but he made a deep impact on me in that time. I was his supervisor at Fulton Financial Corporation when he worked as a messenger in his semi-retirement years. When he would return from the Philadelphia area every day around 1:00 pm, he would sit in my office and we would discuss practically everything under the sun. We had many entertaining conversations that I will not soon forget.

March 08, 2018

I want to send my sympathy to Tom’s wife and family. I enjoyed talking with Tom and Janet as a cashier at the Strasburg Market Basket. He was a very nice man and always had time to chat while going through the checkout. God be with his wife and family and guide them during this difficult time.  With deepest sympathy,  Patsy Mowrer 

March 08, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom was a  great guy and we always enjoyed our time with Tom and Janet .  Tom was a dedicated and loyal Sears guy and will be missed.  Gary and Rita Salvatore.

March 08, 2018

Janet,
I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to reach out. I will be keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lindsay Sasko
 

March 07, 2018

Janet,
 
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. As I reflect on the times I spent with him, I am reminded about a night he was teaching a bible study that I was attending. He was preaching on baptism and at the end of the study he asked me what I was waiting for. Before I knew we were off to the Church building and I was being prepared to be baptized.  I had the honor of having Tom baptize me. I just wanted you to know that I will never forget him and his encouragement to be baptized. It is because of this that I am blessed to be able to see him again one day. Nevertheless, the story does not end there. I am also able to share God’s word with others, because Tom took the time to share with me. Therefore, his legacy not only lives on with you and your beautiful family but so many other Christians. My heart is sadden for the pain you and your family feels. I only hope that the reassurance that he is with our Father in Heaven, can bring you comfort. Lisa and I will be praying for you and your family.
 
In Christ,
 
Tony and Lisa Crouch    
 

March 07, 2018

Janet, I don’t even know what to say. We are so sad to learn of Tom’s death. I know you both were thoroughly enjoying your retirement time together. Please let Leo and I know if there is anything at all we can do for you and your family.
With condolence,
 Leo and Andrea

March 06, 2018

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.  
Cheryl Zack

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Lititz, PA 17543
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