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Bruce Olin Clarke

Bruce Olin Clarke of Hartwell, GA, formerly of Accord and Kerhonkson, NY, died Saturday, March 20, 2010. He was 77 years old. Bruce was born on February 1, 1933 in White Plains, NY the son of Olin and Olive (Atkins) Clarke.


 


Bruce was a graduate of Kingston High School and earned a BA of Education at SUNY New Paltz. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict as a pilot of the C-119 “Flying Boxcar”. Following his honorable discharge Mr. Clarke married Barbara Dix on August 2, 1957 in New Paltz. Barbara had died in March 2002.


 


During his 50 years in the Accord-Kerhonkson area Bruce was a Science Teacher for the Rondout Valley Elementary and Middle School System having retired in 1986. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Accord, was President of the NYSUT Teachers Union and was an avid golfer. Bruce also had a gift for making beautiful furniture; he sold many pieces and had won awards for his workmanship.


 


After retiring, Bruce moved to Hartwell, GA and was a member of the Methodist Church, Golden K and the VFW.


 


Bruce is survived by his daughters, Patricia Aguirre of Greenville, SC and Kristen Quick and her husband Wayne of Hartwell, GA. Six grandchildren; Jesse (Stacie) Feith of Houston, TX, Jared Feith of Greenville, SC, Olivia (Johnny) O’Connell of Piedmont, SC, Ramiro (Breanna) Aguirre of Colorado Springs, CO, Jennifer Quick and Jake Quick of Hartwell, GA. Eight great grandchildren. His brother, Roger (Lynn) Clarke of Germantown, NY.


 


   



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Guestbook

Patti Thompson - March 31st, 2010 at 11:47am - Email
Dear Patricia and Kristen You may not remember me, I cleaned your mom and dads house in Hartwell. 6 years ago I moved away. I just wanted to say how sorry I am of your loss. I know your dad will really be missed. I thought he would never get the hang of using the washing machine after you mom passed, what a great guy.... I still think about the both of them. Patti Thompson

Vincenza Pentick - March 29th, 2010 at 9:15pm - Email
Dear Patty and Kristen, You and all your family members are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. It was a privilege for me to work with your parents at Rondout Valley. They were both caring and professional individuals. With Sincere Sympathy, Vincenza Pentick

Ruth Stubbins - March 25th, 2010 at 5:40pm - Email
What a beautiful picture posted on the website. What wonderful people Pat and Kris had as parents. Bruce was an easy-going,gentle person who always had a smile for everyone he met. I miss both of them. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rtuh Stubbins

Carol Beggs - March 24th, 2010 at 9:56pm - Email
Thank you for allowing us to know,love, and care for Mr. Clarke. We are remembering you with love and prayers as you celebrate his life. Carol Beggs, RN NHC Station 1 Supervisor

Carol Beggs - March 24th, 2010 at 9:56pm - Email
Thank you for allowing us to know,love, and care for Mr. Clarke. We are remembering you with love and prayers as you celebrate his life. Carol Beggs, RN NHC Station 1 Supervisor

Glenn Pomerantz - March 24th, 2010 at 7:46pm - Email
So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing he was a great teacher and a great neighbor.

Sandra Roosa Burgdorf - March 24th, 2010 at 4:24pm - Email
Bruce and Barbara were such a huge part of the Rondout Valley Middle School faculty. I have so many fond memories of team meetings and faculty shenagans with Bruce and Barbara at the heart of them. Patty and Kristen - know that your parents were well loved. Sandie (Parker)

Steve and Pat Feith and Family - March 24th, 2010 at 3:49pm - Email
Patty, our sincere condolences to you and your family.

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