Francis Patrick Clarke, age 68, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 22nd, 2017

ClarkeFrancis Patrick Clarke, age 68, of Lombard, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Cathie, daughters Colleen of Wheaton, IL, Kelly of Colorado Springs, CO and brother Tom of Des Plaines, IL.

Frank was preceded in death by his mother Donna, father Francis and sister Christine Schmitt.

Frank Clarke had been a resident of Lombard for 41 years. He was an avid White Sox fan and loved baseball and basketball. He enjoyed walking, cycling and being outdoors. Animals gravitated to his kind and gentle spirit. He found great companionship in his daughters’ dogs, Marley and Crispin.

Frank was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He attended Lane Tech College Prep, North Park College, Wright College and Northeastern Illinois University all in Chicago. He loved History, Social Studies and reading but ultimately his sharp navigation skills lead him to a lifelong career in beverage distribution.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 25 from 10am to 1pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, Illinois. Following services there will be a celebration of life at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 121 W Front St, Wheaton, IL 60187 from 2 to 5pm, as a nod to Frank’s strong Irish heritage.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 are appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Brust Funeral Home in Lombard.  Info or 888-629-0094.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jennie Harned says:

    I am sending love and support to Frank’s fantastic family, and my sincere sorrow for the loss of this well loved man.

  2. rich purmann says:

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, he was a good friend.

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