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Michael J. Clarke

June 20, 1954 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 65)


Michael J. Clarke, 65, of Canton died peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena where he had been a patient for a short time.

Michael was born in Potsdam, June 20, 1954, a son to John and Alice (Dore`) Clarke. He graduated from Canton Schools and was a Journeyman Electrician for IBEW Local 910. Michael enjoyed playing golf and watching sports with friends.

Michael is survived by two sisters, Mary (David) Bassett and Marcia (Ronnie) White; a daughter, Alyssa Clarke; grandchildren, Hunter and Elliott Saville and Tenley Adams; two nephews, Mathew Bassett and John Dafoe and niece Rebecca Robert.

He is predeceased by his parents, John and Alice and by a brother, Marcel Clarke.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dennis Liscum, Brian Coots and the staff at the Highland Nursing Home for their support during his illness. Contributions in his memory may be made to Canton Fire and Rescue; 77 Riverside Drive; Canton, New York 13617 or online at

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