Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
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John H. "Jack" Clarke

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John H. "Jack" Clarke Obituary
John H. "Jack" Clarke
April 2, 1923 - October 28, 2013
Resident of Aptos
Jack Clarke passed away peacefully at his Aptos home on Oct 28. Born in Los Gatos and raised in Saratoga, CA, he was 90 years old. Graduated in 1950 at the University of Santa Clara, he received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, followed by a 35 year career with the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Jack was active in the Catholic Church his entire life. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in Europe and was honored with the Bronze Star.
Jack is survived by his wife Eleanor of 61 years, and children Richard (Susan), Stephen, John (Jeanne) and Maureen (Richard), along grandchildren, Bryan, Colin, Kelly, Geoffrey, Genelle, Andy and Heather. Jack also leaves his brother Henry Clarke (Madeline).
Friends may pay their respects on Sun, Nov 3, at Pacific Gardens Chapel, Santa Cruz, 2-6 pm. A vigil ceremony will begin at the chapel at 7 p.m. The mass will be celebrated on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at Resurrection Church, Aptos beginning at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga on Tues, Nov 5, at 11 am. Any kind acts of charity may be made in memory of Jack to Santa Clara University. If you would light to light a candle and share your thoughts and prayers with his family, please visit


Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Oct. 31, 2013
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