After 68 fun-filled years, Gillman Patrick Clarke of Grand Island passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2021, with his family holding his hands.
During his life full of good times, he hitchhiked across the country, owned his own roofing company, represented the Grand Island AFSCME Union as president and, most importantly, built a home for his family that included his high school sweetheart of 52 years, Arlene (Mancuso); his two boys: Sam Carson and Gillman Cody (Natalie); and two grandchildren: Jackson and Rosalie. He also leaves behind his sister, Jo Ann (Dan) Linenfelser; numerous nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends.
Gillman looks forward to joining his parents, Francis and Gillman Henry Clarke, who will have a cold beer and shot waiting for him.
A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at St. Stephen’s R.C. Church 2100 Baseline Road. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. The family asks donations be made to Hospice Buffalo. Share condolences at www.kaiserfuneral.com.