3/10/2018 – Norman (Barney) L. Clark, LaFargeville

3/10/2018 – Norman (Barney) L. Clark, LaFargeville

The Funeral for Mr. Norman (Barney) L. Clark, 87, who died unexpectedly at his home in LaFargeville on Friday, March 9th, will be 11am on Thursday March 15th at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home with Reverend Frederica officiating. A Spring burial will be held at Omar Cemetery at a time to be announced.

Calling hours will be 4-7pm on Wednesday, March 14th.

Barney was born October 19th, 1930, the son of Edward and Ettie VanAlystine Clark, in Hamilton N.Y. He attended LaFargeville Central School.

After leaving school, he served several years in the United States Army.

Following his Honorable discharge, he met the love of his life, Marjorie Switzer, and they were married November 4th, 1956. They spent 42 years raising their family together, until Marjorie’s passing on January 4th, 1998.

Barney joined the Town of Clayton workforce, where he worked for over 20 years plowing. He also drove school bus for Thousand Islands School district for many years.

In 1976, he and his family moved from Clayton, to LaFargeville, where they bought and operated a family dairy farm until 1989.

Following his farming career, he worked for the Town of Orleans, operating the Town landfill for approximately 10 years.

Barney is survived by two sons and three step-daughters, Gary (Jackie) Clark and Steve (Judy) Clark, both of LaFargeville, Kathleen Fitchette of Scottsville, Marilyn Buckley and Gail (Jack) Ramsey, both of Caledonia; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Barney is also pre-deceased by his parents, as well as his brother Bill, along with 11 step/half/adopted brothers and sisters.

Barney enjoyed hunting in his early years, as well as riding snowmobiles and fishing. Later in life, Barney opted for more reserved hobbies, including going for drives around the neighborhood and riding his four wheeler.

Throughout his life, Barney enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grand and great grandchildren grow, going for drives to see what was going on in the neighborhood, and telling stories about what he did as a kid.


  1. scott morrow Posted:

    sorry for your loss , he was a great neighbor and good friend

  2. Dalys Wells Montanye Posted:

    Gary,Steve and family,
    I’m sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a very nice man.
    Stay strong for each other
    God Bless you all

  3. Bonnie McCormick Posted:

    Dear Family, We are so sorry for your lost. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this saddest of times. Sincerely Lou and Bonnie McCormick.

  4. Cathy Coty Posted:

    Gary and Family….I’m so sorry to read of your loss of your father. Cherish your memories as they last forever.
    Cathy Coty Ocala FL

  5. Kathy Black Posted:

    Gary and Steve Sorry to hear about your father. I remember him at the landfill, he was always so nice. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Jayme Spearnock Posted:

    Gary, Steve and Families,
    So sorry to hear about Barney passing. I will always remember him driving by, and a wave!
    We’re thinking of you!
    Sincerely, Bruce and Jayme

  7. Pat LeConey Posted:

    Gary,Steve and families, so sorry for you loss. I will always remember him driving down East line road. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Joe and Pat

  8. Marcia Rogers Posted:

    I remember hearing Dad talk a lot about Barney when we were kids. He really enjoyed working and plowing with him in their early years. Sending prayers to all of the Clark family at this sad time. Sincerely, Marcia Rogers

  9. Jennifer Hubbard Posted:

    Steve, Judy and family, I am sorry for your loss. Barney was always my favorite bus driver. He always had a smile and a kind word every time I saw him.
    May you be comforted by your great memories during this sad time.

  10. BRIAN & KIM CORCORAN Posted:

    Wow, just heard today…Norm was a wonderful guy, easy going, didn’t seem to let anything bother him…He was married to my Mother, Jacqueline, she met him at the landfill and after a few visits brought him up a bottle of wine and they hit it off…both lived with us for a some years, they would come and go but mostly spent a lot of time upstairs watching movies and game shows…They parted separate ways some time ago, not for any personal problems between them, but for personal problems in my Mom’s life…I can still remember the time my Mother purchased a 4-wheeler for Norm and the expression on his face when he first saw it…Norm took Mom 4-wheeling many times…After Mom left the area, Norm would stop by from time to time talking about anything, Kimmie and I would stop by every Christmas with cookies to say hi and wish Norm a Merry Christmas…Norm will for ever be known as the man that drove 20 miles per hour on the main road with a line of traffic behind him, some with road rage, but it didn’t bother him…RIP Norm, you were and are a wonderful guy…

  11. Nick&jodi Posted:

    Steven Judy Gary and family very sorry to hear about your dad I just read it on the internet only talked to him a few times but every time was great conversation he was a good man take care cuz I hope to talk to you soon give the family all our best

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