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Daily Item Obituaries

August 9, 2013

Joseph Y. Clark, 89, Sunbury

SUNBURY — Joseph Y. Clark, a long time resident of Sunbury, passed away on Wednesday, Aug.  7, 2013, in the Sunbury Community Hospital, one day after his 89th birthday. For the past several years Joe had resided at Nottingham Village in Northumberland.

Joe was born in 1924, the son of the late Calvin and Elsie Clark (Artley). He was sixth of nine children. His siblings were brothers Kenneth, Vincent, John, Jack, Bill, and sisters Betty, Gerry, and Annabelle. Joe married the love of his life, the late Ruth Clark (McCreary) on Dec. 8 in Hagerstown, Md. They had been married for 70 years at the time of her passing in 2012.

Surviving are twin sons, Joe Clark and John Clark (Deb), of Sunbury; two daughters, Nancy Heimbach, of Sunbury, and Beverly Clark Reeve (Allan), of Rochester, N.Y.; and he was “Papa” to eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Through the years Joe worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Lewisburg Chair Factory, and most recently at TRW in Danville, PA, for more than 30 years.

Joe was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during WWII. He fought as a rifleman in central Europe including the Battle of Normandy. He will receive military funeral honors.

Joe was an avid sports fan, particularly rooting for Penn State and the Steelers. In his younger years he coached Little League Baseball (5 years) and Ivy League Basketball (3 years) and won all eight championship games.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the V. L. Seebold Funeral Home , 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, with the funeral service immediately following.  The Rev. Greg Glendaniel will officiate.

The Clark family expresses their most sincere gratitude for care and love given to Joe while residing at Nottingham Village.

 

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