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Obituaries > CLARKE, EDWIN C.

Military services and burial for Edwin C. Clarke, 83, of 655 Old Seneca Turnpike, Skaneateles, who died Tuesday [June 15, 1982] at Veterans Administration Hospital, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Arlington National Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Mr. Clarke was a native of Skaneateles. While a student at Cornell University, Mr. Clarke enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1918 as a private. He was promoted to sergeant, became a warrant officer and retired in 1950 as a captain.

He was a veteran of both world wars and the Korean conflict.

Mr. Clarke was awarded the Medal of Merit by the government of Haiti, the Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal and several campaign medals.

After his retirement, Mr. Clarke organized and served as president of the Edson’s Raiders Association, which was composed of veterans of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.

Mr. Clarke also served 20 years as executive secretary of the 1st Marine Division Association.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myra Crandell of Aurora and Mrs. Esther H. Clark of Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Skaneateles Area Volunteer Agency Services.

Bertini Funeral Home, Skaneateles, has charge of arrangements.