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“Donna and Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of Henry. Though I only worked with Henry fora couple of years, I learned much from him...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Fioravanti - Glen Burnie, MD

“Donna, I have thought of Hank a lot in the last few years, always wondering where he is. I ran his office in Santa Ana, Ca. when he lived in...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Langford - Santa Ana, CA

“Henry was an inspirational business leader to me when I worked for him in the 1990's. I was always struck by his passion for the ice cream business...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Phil Manfredi - Stoke on Trent

“Donna. My thoughts and prayers are so very much with you and your family. I remember Henry watching us play my first Orchid Cup--he so enjoyed...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Ernst - Veo beach, FL

“I was fortunate enough to know Mr. Clarke ever since his son, David, and I began a close friendship in 1971. He was a terrific guy, true gentleman,...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Tuck Keating - Boston, MA

“Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of the Greenwich United Way. Henry Clarke's generosity and commitment to this community and this...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Stuart Adelberg - Greenwich, CT

“Donna. We send our heartful sympathy to you and your family. We shared so many times together at YPO parties, meeting, and trips. Our most vivid...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tom and Roxanne Howes - New York, NY

“Our deepest sympathies to the Clarke family. We knew Henry from our mutual tennis and Book Review activities at John's Island Club and always found...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jack and Lynn Preschlack - FL

“Donna, Patricia joins me in extending our deepest condolences to you and your family. It was a sad morning this morning when we read his obituary in...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Barrett Burns - Greenwich, CT

10 of 10 | Posted by: SUSAN AND WOODY GOLDBERG - DC

Henry DeBrunner Clarke, Jr., formerly of Greenwich, CT and Vero Beach, FL passed away on March 31, 2013 from complications of Alzheimer's. Henry was born on May 19, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Carson Long Military Academy in New Bloomfield, PA and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna, his seven children: Robert Clarke (Mary) of Naples, FL; Terilynn Steele (Bob) of Sterling, CA; Henry D. Clarke III (Dawn) of Orange, CA; Michael Clarke (Kristi) of Vero Beach, FL; Danielle Shader (Mark) of Yorba Linda, CA; Kelly Heartquist (David) of Coppell, TX; David Clarke (Kori) of Cos Cob, CT and 21 beautiful grandchildren.

His acumen in business and philanthropy took him all over the world.

His love of music, art, books and ice cream never waned.

Among his accomplishments was the donation of the United Way building in Greenwich, CT and the creation of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at his Alma Mater, Dickinson College where he served as a trustee from 1978 until his death. He helped make Klondike Ice Cream bars a household name and was involved in the ice cream business for most of his life. He was also an active member of Greenwich Country Club and John's Island Club for many years.

A memorial service will be held the weekend of May 19, his 80th birthday, in Vero Beach, FL. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association in Vero Beach, FL or the Clarke Forum at Dickinson College in his memory. Condolences may be offered at