James M. Clarke

10/30/1953 - 07/31/2018

Jimmy was born in the Bronx to Patrick and Stella Clarke. He grew up in Baldwin Long Island, graduated from UofA and received an MFA from FSU/Asolo Conservatory. He met his wife Patti Scarbrough in 1981 in Sarasota. They lived in NYC and LA where Jimmy acted in theater, TV, commercials and film. In 1998 Howard Millman invited him back to the Asolo where he performed until 2012. Jimmy loved life and to have a good time. He loved the theater, shakespeare, traveling, sports and golf. He loved Australia and built and house in the Whitsundays where he spent his summers and developed life long friendships. Jimmy had a big heart and will be deeply missed by family and friends. As his friend Kate said "Jimmy's here - now the party can start." He leaves behind many friends, his wife, Patti, sisters Patty Jean Puma (Bobby) and Mary Clarke, brother Robert Clarke (Kim). He was uncle to Jesse Puma, Derek Lewis, Chelsea Clarke, Christine Clarke, Pearl Sinkler and Allie Scarbrough. A celebration of life is planned for the fall.


Guestbook Entry From: Kandy Donnelly

Patti, So sorry for your loss.... My best to you, Kandy