John Clark Sr., 83, of Olyphant passed away on Sunday May 23rd at Geisinger CMC.
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Born and raised in Throop, he was the son of the late William & Mary Petrini Clark.
A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he proudly served as an aviation mechanic. Known by many as the "Car Doctor" he was the longtime owner of Clark's Service Station in Throop, where he always wore a smile while dressed in his white coat.
Always true to his love for music and his Accordion, he joined Stanky and The Coal Miners and appeared many times on the weekly PBS Polka shows. He also made multiple appearances with The Yan Levan Orchestra and Joe Lindner Trio.
When asked how he was doing, he would always reply with his signature line "getting younger with age!" He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are former wife Beverly Frost Clark, son John Clark Jr. and wife Sandra, daughter Lynn Gratkowski and husband Wayne; grandchildren Wayne & Arissa Gratkowski and Jesse Clark and wife Katie; sister Anna Jean Rebar.
John was preceded in death by siblings Albina Clark, William Clark Jr. and Frances Clark Rewt.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 6 pm in the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup. Friends and family may pay their respects Sunday from 5 pm until time of service. Interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Peckville will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.