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“MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE KING FAMILY. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO WRAP HIS LIVING ARMS AROUND YOU ALL. I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOST OF CLARK. MY DEEPEST...Read More »
1 of 90 | Posted by: RANDY BAGLEY

“King Family, I was away on vacation and returned to hear of Mr King's passing. I am very sorry for your loss and may God comfort you during this...Read More »
2 of 90 | Posted by: Linsie F. Esau III

“My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Clarke King. He will be missed in the Hartford community. ”
3 of 90 | Posted by: Terry Brown - Hartford, CT

“To the King Family. Johnnie and Loretta Walker extend our deepest condolences in the loss of a good man. We have moved away from the Connecticut some...Read More »
4 of 90 | Posted by: Loretta Walker - Waldorf, MD

“To the King Family. Johnnie and Loretta Walker extend our deepest condolences in the loss of a good man. We have moved away from the Connecticut some...Read More »
5 of 90 | Posted by: Loretta Walker - Waldorf, MD

“My sincere condolences to the King family, Clark will be missed by all. I remember him from Bellevue Square and the SAND Corp. when he'd visit his...Read More »
6 of 90 | Posted by: Linda Woods - Hartford, CT

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Clarke King. My heartfelt condolences to the King family. I remember Clarke from HPHS class of 1964. My...Read More »
7 of 90 | Posted by: Charlotte Moore-Butler

“My sincere condolences to the entire King family. Clark King was a dear friend of mine and we shared many good times riding back and forth to...Read More »
8 of 90 | Posted by: Dr. Cathy (Berry) Davis - CT

“Our sincere condolences to the Family & Friends of Clarke King. He was a dedicated man in the Htfd.community,who made a difference in many lives...Read More »
9 of 90 | Posted by: Evangelist Vivian Countryman-Bailey - CT

“To The King Family,My condolences and prayer I send to you and yours as you learn to live with this new reality of the passing of Mr. King "Clarke...Read More »
10 of 90 | Posted by: Vudonzi Graham-Days - Bloomfield, CT

“Prayers and condolences to the wife and family. Sincerely,Ron Roberts. ”
11 of 90 | Posted by: Ronald Roberts - Coral Springs, FL

“I was very sad when I heard about the passing of Clarke. He was an exceptional man. He taught me everything I know about unions, because of him I...Read More »
12 of 90 | Posted by: Carmen Medina-Bermudez - FL


13 of 90 | Posted by: Carmen Medina-Bermudez - FL

“You stood while others sat. Principled and undaunted, you did your best. Errol F. HoseinBloomfield, CT ”
14 of 90 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolence to the family I remember my mom Nettie speaking of Mr. King and the union.. may God comfort you during this time . ”
15 of 90 | Posted by: Tanya

“My Condolences to the King Family sending Prayers for strength at this time of lost SIP Mr. Clarke King Blessings!! ”
16 of 90 | Posted by: Beverly Francis

“To Mr king family I'm sorry for your loss ”
17 of 90 | Posted by: Ivette Rivera - Newington, CT

“My heart is so heavy right now...Clark you were well loved on this side but God loves you best. RIP my friend. To the King Family I'd like to extend...Read More »
18 of 90 | Posted by: Pastor Valerie Strong-Jarrell

“To my brother of the hood .we spent many many years enjoying one another. I wi will keep the family in prayer. This put a damper on my day to hear...Read More »
19 of 90 | Posted by: Minister James Folston

“My deepest condolences to the King Family. ”
20 of 90 | Posted by: Putnam County Public Works, Road Maintenance Division

“Clarke, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Ron and Diane Raffele ”
21 of 90 | Posted by: Diane Raffele

“My deepest condolences to the entire King Family and may god give you all the strength you will need in the time of your lost. My prays are with you...Read More »
22 of 90 | Posted by: Yvonne Dillon

“Just want to take this moment to thank the King family for sharing Clarke with us. I would not be a Councilwoman in the City of Hartford without his...Read More »
23 of 90 | Posted by: rJo Winch

“Our Prayers and Condolences to the King Family from Columbia, South Carolina. ”
24 of 90 | Posted by: Susan(Baker) Taylor

“On behalf of the Bailey/Copes family I send you my deepest condolences. God will keep you strong! Norman Bailey ”
25 of 90 | Posted by: Norman Bailey - Hartford, CT

“To the King Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of Clarke, May the Grace of God give you peace and comfort, The Canty Family. ”
26 of 90 | Posted by: Arlene Canty - Hartford, CT

“Deepest condolences to the entire family. Truly missed will be the thunderous voice of Clarke as he battled for everyone. Along with his calm voice...Read More »
27 of 90 | Posted by: James Tedford - Vernon, CT

“We light this candle for a very fine and supportive friend to the Hartford community. I remember Clarke from my days of growing up in Bellevue Square...Read More »
28 of 90 | Posted by: Charles W. Jr. & Nancy (Lockhart) Frederick - CT

“Beloved Family,"In God's Care....."Lovingly,Riley and Cerise Johnson ”
29 of 90 | Posted by: - Hartford

“To The King Family,You have my deepest sympathy in the transitioning of Mr. Clarke King. Clarke was a strong activist for the Clay Arsenal Area,...Read More »
30 of 90 | Posted by: Shirley Amos-Cooper

“Clark King, you will be missed by all of us whose life you entered! You taught us well! Love and Prayers to your Family. ”
31 of 90 | Posted by: Jackie Bethea - Hartford, CT

“My thoughts and prayers are with the King family. Clarke was a spirited advocate for the community and fighter until the end. My condolences. I...Read More »
32 of 90 | Posted by: Win Heimer

“To the King family and all those who loved Clark King. A wonderful soldier has gone on and we are the better for having known him. Rest in Praise...Read More »
33 of 90 | Posted by: Linda Martin

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
34 of 90 | Posted by: Deborah Austin - East Hartford, CT

“May God bless the entire King Family in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Alice Watts Tatum ”
35 of 90 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire King Family at this difficult time.Gail Cooper Meggett ”
36 of 90 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the King family on the passing of such a wonderful person. I always say its a small world and this is so true because I met...Read More »
37 of 90 | Posted by: Alex Trujillo, HMEA (Ret. President) City of Hartford - CT

“My heartfelt condolences. I will hold Brother King in the light. Jan Schaffer ”
38 of 90 | Posted by: Jan Schaffer - Warner, NH

“Our deepest condolences to the entire King Family. ”
39 of 90 | Posted by: City of Hartford / Department of Public Works

“May God give you strength at this time. God bless ”
40 of 90 | Posted by: Pat Jackson

“To the King family I send my sincere condolences to you all. As a teen I spent a lot of time in your home. The love I received from your family...Read More »
41 of 90 | Posted by: Valerie Dixon

“May peace be with the King Family at a time such as this In Jesus Name Amen. From: Cousin Tony Christie and Family. ”
42 of 90 | Posted by: Anthony R Christie

“I am very sorry to hear of your loss. GOD BLESS YOU with Peace at this time of your bereavement. CELESTINE "TINA" ODOMS ”
43 of 90 | Posted by: TINA ODOMS

“A MAN LIKE NO OTHER .... ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEED HIM .... HONEST AND A MAN OF HIS WORDS .... REST IN PEACE UNCLE CLARKE .... LOVE YOUR NEPHEW...Read More »
44 of 90 | Posted by: ERIK IVERSON

“Our deepest condolences to the King Family. ”
45 of 90 | Posted by: City of Hartford Department of Public Works - CT

“MY CONDOLENCES TO MY COUSIN CLARKE KING MAY HE R.I.P. ”
46 of 90 | Posted by: STACEY KING WHITE

“Few are blessed to commit their lives to the giving of others. Clarke was a gift to all who benefited from his tireless efforts. My condolences...Read More »
47 of 90 | Posted by: Lawrence S. "Larry" Pertillar (Jr.) - CT

“Our deepest condolences to the King Family. ”
48 of 90 | Posted by: Anthony B. Taylor & Family

“My deepest sympathies for his family he left behind. I will always remember him with his beautiful smile and feisty attitude. Rest in peace my friend...Read More »
49 of 90 | Posted by: Marta Hill

“MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. MY PRAYER'S ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THE DIFFICULT TIME. CLARKE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN . "YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE...Read More »
50 of 90 | Posted by: BEVERLY SIMS-SMITH

“To the King family, The Pertillar family sends our deepest sympathy ,Clarke will truly be missed by many, He was always helping people I had the...Read More »
51 of 90 | Posted by: Leola Jean Pertillar-MCCrorey - CT

“Another branch off the King family tree has gone on to be with the Lord,to God Be the Glory one by one we are going home to be with our Lord,R.I.H....Read More »
52 of 90 | Posted by: Betty King-Bingham - Detroit, MI

“My prayers go out to the King family. ”
53 of 90 | Posted by: Elizabeth Horton Sheff

“RIP Clarke. You were an awesome leader in the Hartford Community and as a role model to a lot of youth...you will be greatly missed. God Bless the...Read More »
54 of 90 | Posted by: James Berry - Charlotte, NC

“The Brickyard and basketball ???? ”
55 of 90 | Posted by: Cliff Thornton

“My condolences! Clark was a very well respected man. It was a pleasure working with him for many years for the City of Hartford. A City that he truly...Read More »
56 of 90 | Posted by: Arlene Ivette Robertson

“Clarke was such an inspiration to so many. His work on behalf of others will be remembered. I am grateful to have known him and have been a part of...Read More »
57 of 90 | Posted by: Velmar Byrd

“A mentor and a friend. He helped make me a local representative of the local union when I was working as a dispatcher for the Hartford Police...Read More »
58 of 90 | Posted by: John Mozzicato

“To The King Family, Our Condolence, RIP Clarke!You are very special to us, DPW division, City of Hartford! ”
59 of 90 | Posted by: Department of Public work - CT

“Great Man Who touched a lot of people ”
60 of 90 | Posted by: Rodney Parker

“With my deepest and sincerest sympathy, please accept my heartfelt condolences from my family to yours. As a member of the undefeated 1958 Eagles...Read More »
61 of 90 | Posted by: Richard D. Williams, Jr.

“Clark will be missed by all. ”
62 of 90 | Posted by: Gilmore

“Our condolences to the King family. We have a lot of fond memories of Clarke and we know that he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
63 of 90 | Posted by: Vivian DeLawrence

“To The King FamilyMy deepest condolences to the family. ”
64 of 90 | Posted by: JACKIE DUNNING - HARTFORD, CT

“My sympathy to the King family and relatives. I remember Clarke as a good kid growing up in Bellevue Square. He grew up to be a great man and...Read More »
65 of 90 | Posted by: Dot Crooms Zellous

“My Prayers & Condolences Send Upward & Earthly To The King Familw. May God's Comforting Arms Encircle Them During This Difficult Time. ”
66 of 90 | Posted by: Jeffrey Carter

“To the family of Clark King, we the Gomes family would like to send our condolences in the passing of your loved one and our friend since children...Read More »
67 of 90 | Posted by: Betty Gomes-Clancy - Hartford

“My condolences to the family. Clarke was a GREAT mentor back "in the day" when it "took a village"...you KNOW the rest. Rest in Paradise, Clarke! You...Read More »
68 of 90 | Posted by: Johnnie Gamble

“As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Clarke, Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. I am sorry for your...Read More »
69 of 90 | Posted by: Warren Jones & Family.

“To the Family: Clarke was a good man and was well-liked and respected by all who knew him. He will surely be missed. May God bless the family and may...Read More »
70 of 90 | Posted by: Chris Burton - Hartford, CT

“I am so sorry for our loss He was a great man always making a difference. My heart goes out to the entire king family ”
71 of 90 | Posted by: Kolsie mathis

“Clarke. You will be missed, my brother, my friend. My condolences too the family. God Bless!!! ”
72 of 90 | Posted by: Mr.and Mrs. Stephen Crooms

“I know this icon and pillar of the community will surely be missed. This gentle giant alway greeted me with kindness and respect. Our family should...Read More »
73 of 90 | Posted by: Jimmy Iverson

“Dear King family, Clarke meant so much to me. I was honored to have known him for over 38 years through the labor movement. We worked together at...Read More »
74 of 90 | Posted by: Nancy Swanson - Farmington, CT


75 of 90 | Posted by: Sarah Gamble - Bloomfield, CT

“A true warrior is gone but I know he's still battling. Rest now my brother rest now ”
76 of 90 | Posted by: Raymond Long

“King family;Peace be still...JJax ”
77 of 90 | Posted by: Jos. Jackson - Hartford, CT

“To my true friend, my condolences to the family. ”
78 of 90 | Posted by: Robert Weatherington

“Our deepest condolences to the King Family...you're in our prayers ”
79 of 90 | Posted by: The Bolling Family

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
80 of 90 | Posted by: LAMONT STANKWICH. - CLARK, NJ

“My deep sympathy goes out to the family my friend my brother will be dearly missed what a mighty fine man he was he will be missed dearly by many...Read More »
81 of 90 | Posted by: Chef

“My Deepest Sympathies go out to the King Family. Peace and Love!!! ”
82 of 90 | Posted by: Henry Williams Jr

“Thank you friend! God bless the King family and know..."The Lord Is Here!!!" ...LarryC ”
83 of 90 | Posted by: Larry Charles, Sr.

“My condolences to the King family. Clarke was a good man. ”
84 of 90 | Posted by: Matt Poland

“My sincere condolences to Mr. King's family and friends. I consider him to be the consummate leader of leaders. His service to the people of CT...Read More »
85 of 90 | Posted by: Minister Phyllis McMeans

“To our Family we express our Deepest and Sincere Condolences, We all Loved Clarke, but, God Loved him best. He is now and forever will be a Pillar...Read More »
86 of 90 | Posted by: Ruth and Lisa King

“My condolences to the King family ,I am going to cherish every memorie we shared talking laughing, May God hold you close. ”
87 of 90 | Posted by: Jon antonio Dyson.

“My condolences to your family on the transition of Clarke homegoing. May God hold your up and put his loving arms around you all. What a phenomenal...Read More »
88 of 90 | Posted by: Tracy L. Carter

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
89 of 90 | Posted by: Carmon Community Funeral Homes - CT

“My sincere condolences to the King and Schwapp family. Clarke was a good friend and a great father. A true giant amongst men in the Hartford and...Read More »
90 of 90 | Posted by: Paul Stringer - Glastonbury, CT


Clarke King, 71, of Hartford, beloved husband of the late Loretta (Byrd) King, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Hartford to the late James and Elizabeth (Franklin) King, he has been a Hartford resident all of his life and was a member of St. Michael Church in Hartford. Clarke worked as the supervisor for the City of Hartford Parks and Recreation Department and was very active in the local unions. He was the longtime President of AFSCME Local 1716, representing City, Library and XL Center workers, Secretary of Council 4 before becoming President in 2012 until present, the Executive Vice President of the Greater Hartford Central Labor Council and a CT AFL-CIO executive board member and delegate for many years. He served on the Capitol Workforce Development Board, the board of the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, and was active in the Greater Hartford African American Alliance and the local chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. His passion for helping others achieve justice earned him the respect of his community and the government of Hartford and the State of CT. An exceptional man, a loving husband, father and friend, he will be dearly missed. Clarke is survived by his son Clarke King, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Jersey City, NJ; his nephew that he raised as his own son, Andrew Schwapp and his daughter Tahirah Schwapp; his brothers, Garry King and his wife Yvonne of South Windsor and Bruce King of Hartford; and his sister Lee Peart of Bloomfield; his God daughter Lakia King; and a host of nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his daughter Rosalynd King, his nephew and “adopted” son Asaph Schwapp, his brothers, Norman and Robert King, and his sisters, Jo-Ann Iverson, Roberta King and Ruth Elaine King. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, July 25 at St. Justin Church, 230 Blue Hills Ave Hartford, followed by burial in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. His family will receive friends on Monday, July 24 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor, and also on Tuesday, July 25 from 10 AM to 11 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St. I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the American Heart Association, 1 Union St. Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.