Clarke, James Andrew
Birth: Tuesday, March 31, 1942 in Washington, DC
Residence: Berlin, Maryland
Death: Monday, March 18, 2013 at the age of 70
Laid to Rest: Thursday, April 11, 2013 in the Maryland
Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
James Andrew Clarke, 70, formerly of Calvert County
passed away at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, MD.
He was born March 31, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to
Joseph Enoch and Emma Catherine (Sydnor) Clarke.
James was raised in Washington, D.C. where he
attended St. Dominics School and Chamberlain High School (1960). He enlisted in
the United States Air Force on June 27, 1960 and was honorably discharged as an
Airman 2nd Class on June 26, 1964. He then served his reserve obligation and was
discharged on June 26, 1966.
James was employed by PEPCO from 1968 to 2007, when he retired after thirty nine
years as a maintenance supervisor.
He lived in Calvert County from 1977 to 2002, and has lived in Berlin, MD since.
James was a member of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in
Chesapeake Beach and the Southwest Alumni Association in Washington, D.C. In his
leisure time, James enjoyed fishing, boating, travel, and going to the beach. Most of
all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. He also
enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Green Turtle in West Ocean City.
James was preceded in death by his parents, and by siblings Joseph and Betty
Clarke and Patricia Monticett.
He is survived by a son Wayne M. Clarke and wife Michelle of Exton, PA and a
daughter Valerie A. Lawson of Huntingtown. He is also survived by grandchildren,
Kaitlyn, Brooke and Haley Lawson and Courtney, Alexa and Rory Clarke; a brother
Charles Clarke of Washington, MO; sisters Beverly Roberson of Asheboro, NC,
Deretha Keefer of Port Tobacco, MD, Bonnie Windsor, Joann Overgard, both of
Hertford, NC and Barbara Kerns of Pomfret, MD and step father Othus Mansfield of
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.