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Elaine A. Clarke - February 8, 2014

Elaine A. Clarke, 71, of Port Griffith, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was the widow of Patrick "Barry" Clarke, who died February 3, 2001.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Getlaka Lucas. She was a graduate of Jenkins Twp. High School. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Elaine was a beloved mother, nana, sister and aunt. She had spent most of her life raising children and continued to use this gift to raise her precious grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Fr. Brian J.W. Clarke, Diocese of Scranton; Cheryl Llewellyn, Pittston; Michael Clarke and wife, Brenda, W. Wyoming; David Clarke and wife, Maria, Pittston Twp.; Kimberly Marco and husband, Nick, Susquehanna Co; Patrick Clarke and wife, Marina, Pittston Twp.; sisters, Dorothy Shima, Mesa, AZ; Carol Bodden and Diane Lucas, both of Doylestown; brother, John Lucas, Doylestown; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie McClusky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 11:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, to be celebrated by her son, Fr. Brian J.W. Clarke. Everyone attending the mass is asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning. A private interment will be in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects today, February 7, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith).

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From: Mary Ann Mashunas Grey

Location: Hummelstown, PA    Date: 2014-03-09

Sincere condolances to your family. I knew Elaine and Marie. I went to school with Marie. God Bless.

From: Mary Jo (Jones) Piazza

Location: Swoyersville, PA    Date: 2014-03-05

Brian, you don't know me but I was friends with your mother when you were born. I grew up on Main St. across from Ewen. I hadn't seen her since we all got married and had families. She was a lovely person, I'm sorry I missed the viewing. I just saw this today. My condolances to you and your family. I also knew Marie. We were in the same grade in school.


Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2014-02-25

Dear Pat & Marina: I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences in your time of sorrow. Your family is in my prayers. God Bless you all. -Kim Weitz

From: Fr. Anthony Generose

Location: , PA    Date: 2014-02-09

Dear Fr. Brian, Dave and family, Please accept my prayers and thoughts during this time of sorrow. I am committed in the parish this weekend and am unable to be with you at this time. God give you His consolation and your mother eternal rest. Fr. Anthony Generose

From: Jim Dean

Location: Philadelphia, PA    Date: 2014-02-09

Brian and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. It seems like yesterday when I would ride my bike up to your house to meet you. Your mother always was so nice to me. I am so glad that I knew her.

From: Mary and Ron Lynn

Location: Hazleton, PA    Date: 2014-02-09

To Fr. Brian and the Clarke family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Elaine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in the piece of the Lord. Maryanne and Ron Lynn

From: Debbie Swan

Location: Larksville, PA    Date: 2014-02-08

To the Clark Family. I am very sorry for your loss. I am very sorry I missed the calling hours. God Bless All. Debbie Gayoski Swan

From: Joyce reedy Mitchell and Patrick Mitchell

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2014-02-07

To the Clarke family ( Brian, Michael , Cheryl , Kim, David and Patrick ) an Irish family. We are so sorry for your loss . We are so sorry we missed the calling hours

From: Patrick Kachurka

Location: Culver City, CA    Date: 2014-02-07

Our prayers to Elaines Family and Friends. Take care and God Bless Love Cuz Pat

From: Miriam Heverline

Location: Drums, PA    Date: 2014-02-07

To Fr. Brian and Dave and family, My sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother. I will keep you in my prayers, and may your precious Mom rest now in the peace and light of Christ.

From: Joanne Dabbieri Bankert

Location: West Chester, PA    Date: 2014-02-07

Brian and family, I send my sincere sympathy to all of you. I am praying you find comfort in celebrating your mom's life and holding tight to the good memories you share as a family.

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