Clark Weston

Obituary of Clark N. Weston

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       Mr. Clark N. Weston, 72, of Holland Patent, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023, at his home.

     Clark was born in Watertown, NY, on September 16, 1950, the son of Jack and Doris (Barker) Weston.  He was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School.  For many years, until his retirement, Clark was employed as a bridge inspector with Conrail. Prior to the railroad, he had many jobs while growing up.  On August 24, 1991, Clark was united in marriage with Heidi Yacobelli, a loving and devoted union of 31 years.  Clark had a great love for the outdoors.  He spent many years hunting the north country of Harrisville, NY with his brothers: Jackie, Chris, Dave and friends...Along with that love for the outdoors, he and his beloved wife, Heidi, (Blondie) spent many summers camping in Natural Bridge, NY where he and she DJ'd for the campers.  Some other hobbies of Clark's were his love of NASCAR and racing his own Dwarf car, Betty Boop #8. He was so excited when his daughter Julie surprised him by flying up here from Florida to watch him race his car! Clark was both self-taught and knowledgeable in many trades.  He spent years learning and working alongside his dear Dad, Jack. Clark shared his knowledge and skills with anyone who was interested in learning.  His son-in-law John and brothers-in-law, Steve and Chip were happy to have learned these skills.  He looked forward to maintaining his childhood home in Watertown where his dear Mom is still living today.  It brought him so much joy seeing his mom’s big smile when he presented her with a Christmas tree that would light up in her back yard from dusk to dawn.  Visiting her fulfilled him in every way.  He was always there making sure she was taken care of and enjoyed lunches with her, Jackie and Heidi.  Such a loving mother and son relationship.  He did his best to fulfill his dad’s wishes that he takes care of her and the house.  Clark enjoyed music.  He enjoyed DJing at family weddings or gatherings.  Along with his love for music he was a self-taught guitarist.  He shared this knowledge with his granddaughter, Arianna presenting her with one of his guitars.  He took it upon himself to teach his grandson, John how to safely operate a weed wacker.  Above all Clark will be remembered as being the rock in his family.  Clark was always first to arrive when there was a need or crisis. He did so much to help others.  He was unselfish.  The kids would call him Mr. Fixit as he could tackle any job and get it done. Reliable, loving, generous, unselfish, this was Clark. Receiving a phone call from Julie was a treasure he always looked forward to.  The day was complete after hearing from his Julie.  She put that sparkle not only in his eyes but his heart too. Holidays were made extra special thanks to Tami, Stefani, John and his two grandchildren always being there surrounding him with love and affection.  He always took it upon himself to plow out the less fortunate in the winter.  The love and happiness that he expelled will be sorely missed.   If someone needed a ride to a medical procedure no matter the travel distance, he would take them to and from and took it upon himself to check on their spouse at home. He always looked forward to walking through that front door to see what his Blondie had waiting for him to feast upon. Always by his side to get the tasks done on their home was Heidi. He was content with their time spent together whether it be going for a ride or just staying home watching old westerns. Walking his dogs Layla, Legend and little Abby were his favorites too.  Working on the house alongside Clark was his son-in-law, John, acting like a sponge craving all that his Pops was teaching him.  He shared a lot of other odd jobs to help others with his dear and best friend, Mike Tamen.  They spent so much time together and shared their love of music.  He DJ’d one of his last class reunions and together by his side like true teamwork were Heidi and Jackie.  He put on a beautiful light show as well as the music.  Jackie was very close to his heart.  Clark shared a special bond with his three daughters, Julie, Tami and Stefani.  He coached Stefani's soccer team in childhood years and was very protective of her.  Throughout the years she and Clark shared a special sign language with their fingers!  At Tami's cheerleading games you would always see Clark and Heidi in attendance supporting her in every way possible.  She had made him a special Valentine’s Day card the week before he passed.  It was the characters Fred and Wilma Flintstone.  He had said to Heidi: If Fred is me, boy am I going to tease her about that! He took comfort in knowing that Julie’s fiancé, Marty was there for her.  Whenever Julie needed expert advice, she'd phone her dad knowing he would have the solution she needed.  He left a big piece of himself to us all when you look upon Julie.  She will carry on his legacy.  His three daughters, his “angels” were by his side through the good healthy years and even more so when his illness began to fail.  The love they showed their father was a true gift from God. Clark would want us to remember as we are feeling the void of him not here, that you must keep moving forward, as each new day will bring you closer to your dearly departed one.  Please give as much happiness to others that are here now, as your departed had given you when they were amongst us.

     Mr. Weston is survived by his beloved Heidi; his mother, Doris; three loving daughters, Julie, Tami and Stefani; two sons-in-law, who he said were the sons he never had, Marty and John; two cherished grandchildren, Arianna and John Michael; one sister, Sally and three brothers, Al, Chris and Jackie. Also surviving are additional family members, Megan and Melissa, as well as many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  He was predeceased by his father, Jack, sister, Doreen and brother, David.

     Clark’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the numerous first responders from the Sheriff’s Department, Holland Patent Hose Company and Ambulance Company who were there in Clark’s time of need.  A warm and special thank you to Clark’s and Heidi’s many many family members and friends, too numerous to mention, who have been so kind and helpful during this most difficult time.  Your love and support will never be forgotten.

     A memorial service, to celebrate Clark’s wonderful life will be held in the spring.

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