1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Barbara J. Clarke - Thursday, 4/18/2024

Barbara J. Clarke, 84, of Dallas, formerly of Port Griffith, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2024. She is reunited with her husband of 61 years, Robert J. Clarke, Sr., who passed away on February 14, 2022.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Helen Kolesarik Sauers. Barbara attended Fairview High School. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a Nurse's Assistant at Oakwood Terrace, Moosic and Wesley Village, Jenkins Twp.. She also worked for Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea and Eberhard Faber, Mountain Top, where she met her husband.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Port Griffith, where she assisted with the Parish's Chicken Dinners and making pierogis for the annual pierogi sale before returning to St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, where she volunteered with the Care and Concern Committee Food Pantry since its inception.

Barbara was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was devoted to the love and care of her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandson were the light of her life. Barbara had a big heart and always found ways of helping others; family, friends and even strangers.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Gerald Gibbons, Dr. Michalene Torbik and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care.

Barbara is survived by her son Robert Clarke Jr and his wife Bridget; daughter, Barbara Anastasi and her husband, Dominic; grandchildren, Alexandra Anastasi Dolinsky and her husband, Christopher; and Dominic (Nic) Anastasi; great grandson, Braxton Dolinsky; sister, Joan Piccotti; extended family, William Burke and Mary Burke Goode, who she loved as her own; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Charles Sauers.

A memorial mass will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, April 18, 2024, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St. Pittston. Interment will be in Mountain View Burial Park, Harding.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the church on Thursday morning from 8:30 AM until the time of the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittston Food Pantry of St. John the Evangelist Parish 35 William St. Pittston Pa 18640 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 30 E.D. Preate Drive, Suite 108, Moosic, PA 18507.

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From: joseph A conroy

Location: Arnold, PA    Date: 2024-04-18

So sorry we could not make it in for the service. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Marypst

Location: Daniel Island, SC    Date: 2024-04-16

My thoughts are with you. as I remember

From: Barbara Frew

Location: Avoca, PA    Date: 2024-04-16

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your mom and dad were very gracious people. Now they are together again

From: Diane Gaiski

Location: Hbg, PA    Date: 2024-04-14

I love you and thank you for caring.

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