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Donald F. "Grand Don" Clarke

September 13, 1935 — April 5, 2024

Etters

Donald F. "Grand Don" Clarke

Donald F. “Grand Don” Clarke, 88, of Etters died Friday, April 5, 2024 at his home.

An Army Veteran, he was a retired Staff Architect from the PA Housing Finance Agency.  Don was a 1955 graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School, Baltimore and Temple University, Philadelphia.  He was an avid runner, bicyclist, Ravens, Oriole, and Notre Dame Fan.  He enjoyed crabbing and traveling around the world with his wife.   He was a member of St. Theresa Parish, New Cumberland.  

He was born September 13, 1935 in Binghamton, NY to the late Harry Charles and Mary Catherine (Mahar) Clarke.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Murphy and brother, Charles Clarke.

He is survived by his wife, Margaretta A. “Gretta” Clarke; children, Sean P. Clarke (Jennifer) of New Cumberland and Colleen A. Arnold (Jeffrey) of Ardmore; grandchildren, Rachel (Nick), Cameron, Maura, Amelia, Samuel, Shea and James; and great-granddaughter, Sophie.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30am Thursday April 11th at Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland.  Committal will follow at Tri-County Memorial Gardens, Fairview Twp.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Pregnancy Services, https://www.hbgdiocese.org/location/morningstar-pregnancy-services/   or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, https://www.michaeljfox.org/ 

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Visitation

Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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Mass

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Tri-County Memorial Gardens

740 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339

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