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Stephen Daniel Clarke, Jr.

The Clarke, Bracewell -Turkett, Brown, Stouter, Thomas, Sawyer, Farrah, George, Smith, Mason, Broderick, Davis, Walker, Watson, Blay and Scott families announce with profound sadness the passing of Stephen Daniel Clarke, Jr. in his 55th year. This mournful event occurred during the early morning of Friday, November 12, 2010 at the John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Liberia, West Africa.

Stephen, Steve, Danio, S. Daniel, S.D. “Marlin Bruno” as he was affectionately called by family and friends leaves to mourn his early demise, three children, Stephanie Danlette Clarke – Brooks, Stephen Daniel Clarke, Jr. and Danielle Elaine Clarke; one grandchild, Isaiah Brooks; two sisters, Sarah Deborah Clarke, and Gladys Lewis Clarke Turkett; four brothers, Arthur Ebenezer Clarke, Marcus D. Freeman, Isaac Beverly Clarke and Lawrence Kweku Donkor Turkett; one aunt, Geneva Turkett – McClean; two foster aunts, Joan Curtis and Henrietta Davis – Attis; several cousins including, Sarah Monger – Sawyer, Esther Thomas – Banto, Eva Thomas, Charles Amstel Clarke, Frances Clarke – Farrah, Aletha Turkett, Wokie Turkett – Stewart, McLeod Turkett – Darpoh, Evangeline Turkett – Goodridge, Gretna Davis – Ricks, Andrew J. Turkett, Jr., Adolf Hunter; Catherine Special Turkett, Naomi Reeves – Goodgidge, Clara Reeves – Philips, Harold Laffiatte Willis, Augustus Swallo Stem, Arnold Varney Maloney, Jehu Baccus Mathews, Gadowu Gwehi – Ledlum, Henriette Momsay Gwehi – Botchaway, Momo Deket Gwehi, Jr., Andrew Turkett, Nyvin Carter, Betty Davis - Wright and Edwina Sheldon; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

Final arrangements to lay to rest in peaceful repose the mortal remains of Stephen Daniel Clarke, Jr., B.Sc., University of Liberia; 32 Degree AF & AM; Member St. John’s Lodge No. 3; Former Department Manager, Menards, Dolton, Illinois; Former Comptroller and Manager, YES Transport Services, Inc.; Former General Manager, LibAfric Inc.; Astute Salesman and Businessman; Former Vestryman, Acolyte and Chorister, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Monrovia; Former Teacher, St. Patrick’s High School; Alumnus, Caroll High School, Yekepa, Nimba County; Founder, Dekontee Stars Football Club; Founding Member and First President, Club 25 Inc.; Great Lover, Enthusiast, and Supporter of Sports; Loving Father, Family-man and Friend, are as follows:

Visitation by the Family:

Thursday, December 2, 2010 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Stryker Funeral Home

Tubman Blvd., Sinkor


Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Stryker Funeral Home

Tubman Blvd., Sinkor

Service of Celebration of Life and Eucharist of the Resurrection:

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia

Interment follows immediately at Thinkers Village Cemetery, ELWA - Robertsfield Road.


Aliana's Bistro

Tubman Blvd, Catholic Junction

Memorial Service

As requested by the children of the deceased, the families announce that there will be a memorial service during the Fall Break of next year in the city of Chicago where Stephen lived and worked for 16 years before relocating to Liberia in May 2010. Details will be announced later.


  • Dr. Charles A. Clarke 011 231 77 512528
  • Clara Reeves – Philips 011 231 6 518504
  • Jehu Baccus Mathews 011 231 6 525299
  • Elizabeth Kennedy – Jallah 011 231 6 542165
  • Lawrence Kweku Donkor Turkett 011 231 6 517415
  • Arthur and Mary Clarke (301) 963 5063
  • Marcus and Nadia Freeman (631) 974 8931
  • Isaac and Josephine Clarke (240) 994 9536
  • Gladys L. Clarke Turkett (773) 332 8607
  • Annibel Clarke (713) 471 4609
  • Stephanie D. Clarke – Brooks (713) 992 3702
  • Stephen D. Clark (713) 540 9878
  • Danielle E. Clarke (404) 563 4942


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