The Funeral for Mr. Norman (Barney) L. Clark, 87, who died unexpectedly at his home in LaFargeville on Friday, March 9th, will be 11am on Thursday March 15th at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home with Reverend Frederica officiating. A Spring burial will be held at Omar Cemetery at a time to be announced.
Calling hours will be 4-7pm on Wednesday, March 14th.
Barney was born October 19th, 1930, the son of Edward and Ettie VanAlystine Clark, in Hamilton N.Y. He attended LaFargeville Central School.
After leaving school, he served several years in the United States Army.
Following his Honorable discharge, he met the love of his life, Marjorie Switzer, and they were married November 4th, 1956. They spent 42 years raising their family together, until Marjorie’s passing on January 4th, 1998.
Barney joined the Town of Clayton workforce, where he worked for over 20 years plowing. He also drove school bus for Thousand Islands School district for many years.
In 1976, he and his family moved from Clayton, to LaFargeville, where they bought and operated a family dairy farm until 1989.
Following his farming career, he worked for the Town of Orleans, operating the Town landfill for approximately 10 years.
Barney is survived by two sons and three step-daughters, Gary (Jackie) Clark and Steve (Judy) Clark, both of LaFargeville, Kathleen Fitchette of Scottsville, Marilyn Buckley and Gail (Jack) Ramsey, both of Caledonia; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandsons; nieces and nephews.
Barney is also pre-deceased by his parents, as well as his brother Bill, along with 11 step/half/adopted brothers and sisters.
Barney enjoyed hunting in his early years, as well as riding snowmobiles and fishing. Later in life, Barney opted for more reserved hobbies, including going for drives around the neighborhood and riding his four wheeler.
Throughout his life, Barney enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grand and great grandchildren grow, going for drives to see what was going on in the neighborhood, and telling stories about what he did as a kid.