Raymond G. "Buzz" Clarke, 81, passed away in the comforts of his own home on Aug. 4, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 18, 1933. Buzz found his true passion, receiving his master's in environmental engineering and becoming a professional engineer. When he was not working on his next engineering project, you could find him, along with his lovely wife, gambling at the casinos, playing bridge or reading. Raymond G. Clarke is preceded by his parents, Raymond B. Clarke and Madeline C. Vangasbeck Clarke. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Jones Clarke; his two sons, Raymond Paul Clarke and Darin Andrew Clarke; and three grandchildren, Jonathan (20), Andrew (6), and Ellie (3). He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Linda A. Peckumn; and two nieces, Judith Peckumn and Elizabeth Piacenza. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at La Paz Grahams Funeral Home. Donations can be made to your favorite charities in his honor.
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La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home - Las Cruces
555 West Amador
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 7, 2014