Thursday, February 8, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/08/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/08/2018


Dennis Clark, 77, of Rough and Ready, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home.

Dennis was born in Rough and Ready, on August 28, 1940, a son of the late Mazie (Shadle) and Calvin Clark.

He was employed as an Entomologist at Fort Indiantown Gap.

Dennis was an avid deer hunter, he was proficient at skeet shooting, he loved to be outdoors and in the mountains. He was an all around handyman and enjoyed helping friends and neighbors with projects. He enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with his wife. He enjoyed being with his family and grandchildren.

He was a member of Salem Church of Rough and Ready, the F&AM Valley Lodge #797 of Valley View, was a 32 degree Mason with the Harrisburg Consitory, the Upper Mahantongo Hunting Club. He was a social member of the Klingerstown Fire Company, the VFW in Valley View and Gratz, the Valley View Gun Club and a former member of the Erdman Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Joyce (Knorr) Clark they were married June 6, 1970.

Dennis is also survived by a daughter, Michelle, wife of William L. Porter II, of Klingerstown; a son, David Clark, of Pottsville; seven grandchildren; Delayna Porter, Dylan Clark, Noah, William "Trey" III, Olivia Grace, Kingston, and Robinson Porter. two brothers James Clark, Roy Clark wife Dolores; three sisters Pauline Mace and husband Russell, Mae Neumeister, and Joan Bordner and her husband Ronald; two sisters in-law Janet and Marie Clark and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Willard Clark, a sister, Violet Maurer; two nephews Scott Clark and Randy Mace, and a niece Lisa Straub.

Arrangements will be announced.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit

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