Pete Clarkson, 70, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died early Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at his home.
He was born Sept. 12, 1943, in England.
Pete was well-loved and shall be greatly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Berson Clarkson; brother, Michael (Lori) Clavey-George; niece, Angela of Sarasota, Fla.; brother, John (Pauline) Clavey-George; niece, Natasha Keyser of England; nephew, John Rendon Clavey-George of Australia; through marriage to Gail, he also was blessed to gain two daughters, Carolyn Mentel of Michigan, and Jenny (Jim) Vankirk of Colorado; along with the addition of 10 grandchildren, who loved their Grandpa Pete. Pete was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn, in 2003; his father, Webster Clarkson; and his mother, Pauline George.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church in Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church of Punta Gorda (call 941-639-6309); or Tidewell Hospice (call 941-627-0848) — who so gently guided the care that was given Pete these past months of his long battle with cancer. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.