He was a wonderfully involved father to his five children and never missed a soccer game, band concert, or an opportunity to help out when one of his children landed in a jam. He fostered an appreciation for learning, not only in his children, but in their friends and acquaintances, as well. He helped many students get into college, and was always ready to lend his help or just a sympathetic ear.
Steve is survived by his daughter, Dawn-Marie Clarke and her partner, Eric Campbell, his daughter, Stephanie Jean and her husband, James Johnson, and their five children, James and Crystal Johnson, Michael and Nicholas Longfritz, and Thomas Johnson, his son, Kevin A. Clarke and his partner, Heather Edes, his son, Stephen R. Clarke and his wife, Kathy Oh, and his son, Dana F. Clarke and his wife, Elizabeth Clarke, and their children, Larissa, Leandra, Autumn and Collin Clarke.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead on Wednesday, November 6, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Marie J. and Stephen J. Clarke Memorial Scholarship at North Shore Community College, Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit the guest book for Steve at www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.