Larry E. Clark

Larry ClarkLarry E. Clark – (62) – of 53 John St., Hornell, died Monday morning (April 24, 2017) following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on January 1, 1955, he was the son of Kenneth & Erma (Weaver) Clark.

Larry resided in the Hornell / North Hornell area for most of his life and was a graduate of Hornell High School (Class of 1973).  Following graduation from high school, he worked various jobs in the Hornell area and also traveled to Colorado where he resided for about 6 months.  In 1976, he decided to further his education and enrolled at Alfred State College where, in 1978, he graduated, earning his Associate’s Degree in Plumbing & Heating.

For about 5 months, Larry served as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for St. Ann’s Parish, overseeing and maintaining St. Ann’s Church, St. Ann’s Rectory, St. Ann’s School, St. Ann’s Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery.  In October of 1978, he began his career at National Fuel and, throughout the years, was employed in various capacities, including meter reader and backhoe operator.  He retired in 2008 as Regulator & Measurement Technician following 30 years of service.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  Throughout the years he had been a member of various organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Loyal Order of Moose, Hornell Elks Lodge, Hornell Association, Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy) and the Dansville Fish & Game Club.

Larry enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed fly-fishing. He enjoyed watching football on TV and loved rooting for his beloved Buffalo Bills.  In his younger years, Larry was a member of Cub Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America and later decided to give back and became a Scout Master, helping to shape young minds in the community.  To know Larry was to love him, as he had the biggest heart and a smile that would melt yours.  He loved his family with every ounce of his being and enjoyed his grandchildren beyond imagination.  He was loyal, patient, kind and never said a bad word about anyone.

Larry was known for his quick wit and classic one-liners.  He was always able to put a smile on your face, no matter the circumstance.  He taught his family the importance of slowing down and appreciating the little things…a lesson that will be treasured forever.

He was married on September 1, 1978 to the love of his life, the former Mary Dagon who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons, Christopher “Chris” (Katie) Clark of Hornell and Adam (Jody Mosher) Clark of Hornell; 2 daughters, Marieka (David) Woolever of Hornell and Colleen (Kyle) Amidon of Hornell; 1 brother, Rodney “Rod” Clark of Hornell; 1 sister, Candace “Candy” Caddell of Leroy, NY; 5 grandchildren, Eleanor “Ellie” Clark, Charlotte “Charlie” Clark, Benjamin “Ben” Woolever, Abigail “Abby” Woolever,  Ayla Amidon and baby Tessa Amidon (due May 2017), many in-laws, “out-laws”, nieces and  nephews, all of whom  he adored.

The family of Larry E. Clark will receive friends on Thursday, April 27th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 28th at  2:30pm at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Larry’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Ann’s Academy,

PO Box 446, Hornell, NY.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.

8 Responses to “Larry E. Clark”

  1. Tom Drumm says:

    Mary & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I’ve known him since we were in High School, and especially since the Big Elms Days. He was a true gentlemen and a wonderful guy.

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Be sure you have a big Angel now watching over you all.

    Sincerely, Tom Drumm

  2. Donna Depew says:

    Mary, thinking of you during this time. We all know Larry will no longer suffer, he has been through so much. He can now be in peace. May God bless you and your family. Always, Donna

  3. Mike Waufle says:

    As Mary and I lived on Washington Street in our elementary years, little did we know that my new best friend in North Hornell would become her husband. Larry and I did so much together in our early teens. We fished, camped out, hiked everywhere and had too much fun. He was the best friend ever. Directions in our lives separated that close relationship. Mary…Kathy and I send our prayers to you and your family. May God warm your hearts in this trying time. God bless you.
    Kathy and Mike Waufle

  4. Linda Eschberger says:

    Candy, Holly, Mary and Families
    I am so saddened by your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    May you find comfort in the many happy memories you have.
    Linda & Marty Glose

  5. Dave and Yvonne Hanrahan says:

    Mary we are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great guy, husband and father. He will be missed. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dave and Yvonne Hanrahan

  6. Linda (Fenton) Beecher says:

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal….old Irish blessing

    Mary and family, so very sorry for your loss. He always had a smile and kind words for everyone.
    RIP my friend.

    Linda and Paul Beecher

  7. Sadiq Mehr says:

    Growing up in North Hornell, I spent countless hours at the house of Larry’s Parents on Rural ave with Larry’s children (Chris, Marieka, Adam, and Colleen) and also the house of Larry and Mary on both Seneca Rd, and First St. Each summer day was spent with the Clark Family and never once did Larry or Mary raise an eye. They were the nicest people I knew growing up. I will always cherish those days and the friendships created. Chris and I have been friends since childhood and were even roommates for one semester and University of Buffalo. Although we don’t get to see each other that often anymore he is one of my closest friends. I am very sorry for you loss, I was deeply saddened when I heard this news Monday morning, unfortunately I am unable to be in Hornell to offer my condolences in person.

  8. Marta O Kinne says:

    My sincerest sympathies to the Dagon and Clark families. Larry was such a wonderful person and kind to everyone. I was hoping to come home to show my respects but I am unable to make it. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Rest in peace Larry,and may God watch over and comfort all during this time of mourning.