Percy Clarke

Percy Clarke, Jr.

Thursday, December 1st, 1949 - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Percy L. Clarke, Jr., 68, of Marcellus passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at home. He was born in Syracuse to the late Percy and Eloise Clarke. He attended Jordan-Elbridge High School and later became a painter for the Syracuse City School District retiring after 34 years. He was an active member of the Camillus Elks Club. Throughout Percy’s life he had been an avid sports fan. For many years he coached youth sports in Marcellus while his children were growing up. He was a huge supporter of Marcellus sports and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play. He was a season ticket holder for Syracuse University basketball, football and lacrosse and enjoyed all the games with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing golf and was part of many golf and pitch leagues. He was generous and donated to many organizations. He cherished his friendships and spent a lot of time with his friends from Tipp Hill and the West end of Syracuse. He considered many as family.
Percy is survived by his children Percy L. (Joanna) Clarke III of Marcellus, Jessica Freeman of Rastatt, Germany, Jason Clarke of Marcellus and his grandchildren Bella, Sophia and Seamus. Besides his parents he was also predeceased by his brother Terry.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday August 14 in Highland Cemetery, Marcellus. Relatives and friends may call on the family from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday Aug 13 at the Plis Funeral Home, 33 North St., Marcellus.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Marcellus Boosters Club.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Plis Funeral Home, Inc Marcellus
    33 North Street
    Marcellus, New York 13108
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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Highland Cemetery
    New Seneca Tnpk.
    Marcellus, NY 13108
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Deacon John Falge
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Highland Cemetery
    New Seneca Tnpk.
    Marcellus, NY 13108
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kelly Johnson

Posted at 10:23am
Percy, Joanna, Jess, Jay, Bella, Sophie & Seamus: I am so very sorry for our loss. Your Dad/Grandfather meant the world to me. He loved you all so much and enjoyed the time he spent with you. He bragged about all of you; you were everything to him. May the memories you have keep him close in your heart always. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. Love you guys, Kelly Johnson

Calista Batcharie

Posted at 08:31am
Our tailgate parties at SU football games will not be the anyway near the same withoutt Percy. RIP friend!

Michelle Johnson

Posted at 12:09am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Percy’s family. We are so glad to have met him and that he treated us like his family. He was a great man❤️

Diana Rorick Rivette

Posted at 01:26pm
Prayers to all the family... ❤️ Love you Percy.... you always made our family laugh till we pee or till our ribs were sore.... Party hardy with the family... rest dear cousin ❤️


Posted at 10:19am
To the Family

So Sorry for your loss, He was a very caring and friendly outgoing man and I will miss seeing his smiling face around. We are sending our prayers.

Debra and John Fiumara

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