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Age 69, of Elliott, unexpectedly on Thursday, December 3, 2009. Beloved husband of Lesley (Jourdan) Clark; loving father of Kelli Clark Detwiler (Charles) and Nicole Clark; grandfather of Haylea, Jazmyn, Kendall and Nathanael; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Elmer was the current President of the West End Elliott Citizens Council. Friends received 1-4 and 6-8pm SUNDAY ONLY at ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 900 Chartiers Ave., W. E., Pgh. Mass of Christian Burial in Guardian Angels Parish on Monday at 10am. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2009.
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May 14, 2010
I didn't know Elmer that well but i know all the great things he did for our community. He will be truely missed. My Blessings go out to the entire family.


The Foulds Family
Christina Stark
December 11, 2009
Leslie and Family,

I was shocked to learn of Elmer's passing. He will truly be missed. He made such a difference in our community, and the community will not be the same without him. He never wanted to be in the lime light, but a lot of things would not have been possible without him. I enjoyed working with the WEECC under his leadership.
Charmaine Rumsky
December 10, 2009
So sorry for your loss, Kelli. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Denise Green
December 8, 2009
power to the people.

respect to elmer & his family.
kelly carter
December 7, 2009
Lesley & Family: Our deepest sympathy is extended with the passing of Elmer. May your memories help you cope with the difficult days ahead. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Kim(Engel)Pendergast
Kim Pendergast
December 7, 2009
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Elmer's family. He was a person of deep conviction, and that exuded on every encounter I had with him. I had the pleasure of knowning Elmer my whole life, and I along with the West End neighborhoods with miss him.
Brendan Schubert
December 7, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathy. The entire community is mourning with you. Elmer's hard work and dedication to his community did not go unnoticed. Elmer worked for years to try to bring some stability to the West End neighborhoods. My memories of Elmer will be of a humble man who just wanted to do what was right, and what was good. He, like so many of us, believed that we deserve better communities and that it is within our power to create them and he never gave up trying. He truly made a difference in the West End neighborhoods. We are all blessed to have known him.
Debbie Whitfield
December 6, 2009
my deepest sympathy goes out to Elmer's family. he will be sadly missed in Elliot.
lovdonna szafranski
December 6, 2009
Our sincere condolences for the Clark Family. My Fiance and I only had the priviledge of meeting him once, but Mr. Elmer made a huge impression on us. He was a concerned leader in the community and a very enjoyable person.
Tara Bailey
December 6, 2009
Pappy i love you so much and will miss you. Thank you for playing with me. Thank you for walking me to pre-school. Kendall, Jazmyn pappy we love you so much.
Love for ever
December 6, 2009
Pappy i love you and willmiss you. Thank you for watching me and playing with me. Thanking you for walking me to Pre-school.Thank you you for watching dinsey with me.. Kendall, jazmyn loves pappy so much. WIth love for ever~kendall<33
December 5, 2009
You were such an amaizing person that did oh, so much. I sit here reading articles and seeing pictures of you and it makes me realize everything you done and what im going to miss.I know your sitting up in heaven smiling down on us i just wisg i could see it.I know that you will continue to dogood things while you are looking down on us. I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS IN MY HEART~ Jazmyn<33
December 5, 2009
Aunt Leslie, I have many memories of Uncle Elmer in my mother's kitchen with her and her sister and know they can see each other again so Know he will not be alone on his journey. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need.

Georgiana (Neumeyer) Parrish
December 5, 2009
Elmer was a good man, and it is not right he be taken so soon. On the occasions I could find time to help with his noble goals, working with him always helped me remember what is good in the world.

While our neighborhood will not be as bright a place without Elmer, I will try to remember his good heart to keep my spirits up. My thoughts and sympathies are with the Leslie and family.
Cris Mooney
December 5, 2009

in one word I can describe you: awesome. Your determination and dedication to this community when so many have done the easy thing and just left was unbelievable. If we had more people like you in this community we would be the envy of the city.

Thank you for being a good friend and for caring so much. Spending the entire election day in early November with you was great. I am glad that I will always carry that memory with me.
Matt Hogue
December 5, 2009
Lesley, Kelli, Nicole and family, We are so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Elmer. He was a great person and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and community leader. When the neighborhood needed a passionate advocate, he was there for so many. The quality of his character will live on in the hearts and lives of all who loved him. We were blessed to have known him. May God be with you now and always.
Tom and Linda Barnicott
December 5, 2009
Lesley,Kelli and Nicci,I am so sorry to hear of your loss.I will always remember the good times we all had at Foodland along with the bad.Lesley please get in touch with me when you feel up to it.904-264-6693.I am still in Florida.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.love,Dot Engel
Dot Engel
December 5, 2009
Lesley and family,

You have my sincerest sympathy. Elmer was always so proud of his family. The community has lost a man who truly cared about his fellow man. He didn't judge people he cared about them. What he did was not for himself but others. He never wanted the spotlight or the praise he deserved he only wanted to make a difference.

Elliott and the city of Pittsburgh have lost a true advocate and friend. I will always consider it my privilege to had called him friend and worked with him at the West End Elliott Citizens Council that was so important to him.

My thanks to all of you for sharing him with me and the communtiy.

Norene Beatty
December 5, 2009
Dear Leslie, Kelli and Nikki. I was shocked to hear about Elmer, and I am so sorry for your loss, I have many great memories of him. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. love, Janet Tamilia and Rich Webster.
December 5, 2009
i miss you so much. i will always remmember you. you were the best.i love you so much..
Love you pap,
haylea clark <3
December 5, 2009
Sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather,and friend. Elmer was a great part of our community, and his "Never take no for an answer" attitude, will sadly be missed. Thank you Elmer,for allowing me to work along side you on several projects and community activities, that were special to you, our neighbors, and our community.
Your "Bulldog Attitude" will never be forgotten, because it provided "teeth" when someone needed to be nipped at. It was your love of the area, that will always be remembered, and the straight forward approach that you maintained, to get things done. It was a honor to have known you, as a member of the WEECC, and as a friend.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life, and for your family to share you with us, for you will surely be missed. Job well done Mr.Clark, Job well done.
Ray & Steven Adomonis
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