Russell A. Clark

  • Born: April 4, 1921
  • Died: November 9, 2017
  • Location: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Russell by adding your memories and photos.

Russell A. Clark, age 96, passed away on November 9, 2017.

Born in Drexel Hill, PA he was the son of the late Russell S. and Althea Clark . Russ was a 1939 graduate of Upper Darby High School and proudly served his country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific Corridor. He worked for the Postal Service for 30 years. Russ served as a Pennsylvania State Fire Marshall for 10 years and was a 79 year member of The Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire Company, serving as Assistant Chief for 10 years and also serving as Financial Secretary.

Russ was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth V. Clark (nee O'Brien). He is survived by his dear sons Jack Clark (Beverly) and James Clark (Peggy Marciano), his cherished grandchildren Jodi, Jamie, Amy, Beth, Sean, Kevin and John and his great-grandchildren Jackie, Kaylin, Nick, Chris, Sienna, Connor, Jack and Justin. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gunn (the late Howard) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM and Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire Company, 323 Edmonds Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 would be appreciated.


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Posted by joe vesey - collingdale, PA - Friend   November 20, 2017

Dear Jack & Jimmy & families, It has been awhile, but I am so happy that I had met your Dad & been in his company on a few occasions. I am so sorry for for your loss. What a great guy he was! He will be missed! Sincerely, Tina Castellano-Moore / Chaplain GDH Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain

Posted by Tina Moore - Upper Darby Twnsp, PA - Friend   November 17, 2017

Jack/Jimmy and Families,

I am so sorry to hear of Russ' passing. He was a truly great person and will be missed. I am sure his friends welcomed him with open arms.

Warm Regards,

Posted by Debbie Devine Pitt - Sewell, NJ - Friend   November 14, 2017

To Jimmy and the entire Clark family. Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of such a wonderful person. He was always there to offer help or just keep an eye out to make sure everything was fine and there weren't any problems. We will remember how he loved to chat and how much he loved his garden and lawn, He was so proud of the weed digger he had sharpened so much that it was only a couple of inches long. We will remember how much he enjoyed his Manhattens and his sweets. We don't believe that anyone will ever come close to being the man that Russ was. Both of us hope that the memories of who and what he was will bring comfort in the days ahead. God bless him and God bless you.

Posted by Scott and Chris Pierce - Drexel Hill, PA - Neighbor   November 14, 2017

Jack & Jimmy, I remember fondly the way your parents always made your friends feel so welcome in their home. I have some wonderful memories and a lot of laughs spread over the many years I knew them both. I know the pain of your Dad's passing must be very difficult for you and your families and hope you know how many others share your grief in his passing. He was a wonderful man.

Posted by Gayle Maris-Daley - Aston, PA - Friend   November 13, 2017

Jimmy, Peggy and Jack, my sympathy to you and your family. Russ was the Matriarc of the neighborhood always staying busy. He will be missed. RIP Russ. . Diane Pierce

Posted by Diane Pierce - Neighbor   November 12, 2017

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