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Steve Clarke
  • July 23, 1973
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  • October 11, 2022

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Steve Clarke passed away on Tuesday October 11, 2022, at The Ocala Regional Hospital, at the age of 49. Steve was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Steve considered himself separated from Jennifer Roberts. He is survived by his mother Crestina Vaught (Larry), father Peter Clarke, brother Sean Clarke (Stacy), uncle Del Torres (Mercy), aunt Annette Torrez, uncle Dan Clarke (Carol), cousins Manuel Torres, Chris Aragon, Matt Clarke, Erica Patrick and many other cousins. He also had many relatives from his Step-Dad Larry’s side of the family. Steve had many acquaintances but few true friends, significant other Leann Skiles, and friends that never gave up on him through thick and thin Hunter Sprague (Deb), Mary Clarke (Kasidy), Eric and some friends from Kansas City and Florida, I was not aware of, thank you all for being there for him. He was preceded death by his grand parents Anselmo & Cicilia Torres and William & Lillian Clarke, Uncle Manuel Torrez, Uncle Tom and niece Amanda Torres. Steve was a beloved and wonderful son; he would give someone in need his last dollar. He was always there ready to help his mother when she needed anything; he was always there for her. Recently he found a kitten not more than two weeks old and brought her to his room, cleaned her up and today she is a happy little kitten named Buttercup. Steve had health issues but he never gave up, all the way to end he was looking for ways to get better and thought he had succeeded. Steve always believed in God but sometimes he thought God had given up on him or forgotten him. But in his last three month he found God again was praying, reading The Word Among Us, The Daily Bread, the Gospel and even was doing a religious class with a friend, he was so hopeful of life until the end.  Baldwin Brothers will make funeral arrangements. The Mass and funeral will be at a later time.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Joyce Prendergast says:
    08 Nov 2022
    Larry & Crestina,
    Prayers for you & your family.
    Hugs & Love,
    Joyce & Bill

  2. Amy Plunkett says:
    22 Oct 2022
    Crestina you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers




    Love Amy

  3. VINCENT A TUMMINO says:
    21 Oct 2022
    Cristina,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your son Steve.
    Losing a love one is very different, but losing a child is become words.

  4. Diane Coleman says:
    21 Oct 2022
    Dear Crestina,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He is at peace now. I know how you loved him and I know he knew that.

    Much love,
    Diane Coleman

  5. Gwendolyn Sears says:
    21 Oct 2022
    Dear Cres, I know how much you cared for your son and and the problems he went through. My heart goes out to you with the loss you are going through now. Please know that you have lots of friends that love and care for you and understand your loss.

    Gwen

  6. Gwen S says:
    21 Oct 2022
    Dear Cres, I know ow much you cared for your son and the heartfelt troubles he was going through. J ust know that you have many friends that are here for you and love and adore you and understand what you are going through now.

    With much love,

  7. Hunter Sprague posted an image:
    20 Oct 2022
    Steve & Mother
    Steve & Mother

  8. Hunter Sprague posted an image:
    20 Oct 2022
    Steve & Cres
    Steve & Cres

  9. Hunter Sprague lit a candle:
    20 Oct 2022
    Lit since October 20, 2022 at 10:18:54 PM

  10. Hunter Sprague says:
    20 Oct 2022
    Cres,
    My sincere condolences to you. I'm going to miss Steve so much. We were friends in the most unusual way not seeing one another for years, but always communicating with each other. Steve always felt you were the best Mother anyone could have...always loving and supportive.
    You are always in my prayers.

  11. Bobbi Stracker says:
    20 Oct 2022
    Cres,
    So sorry to hear about Steve. I hope the memories of his life-especially what a good son he was-will be of some comfort to you through this very hard time. I will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bobbi

  12. Juanita Barela says:
    20 Oct 2022
    To all the Family, our hearts and condolences are with you. I remember seeing Stevie when we were kids when he would come to Taos to visit. Miss the good ole days. RIP cousin.
    Love Cousin, Juanita

  13. Mary Moore says:
    20 Oct 2022
    Vaya Con Dios Mi Amigo Steve!
    Go with God My Friend!
    I met you many years ago celebrating your dear mother
    Cres and mine birthdays after
    work. We bonded right away
    And chatted away the evening.
    Thank you for making me feel special then and in the many years after that evening. You
    Will be missed by many because of your love, kindness and generous heart which you are
    Just like your loving mother, my dear friend for over 30 years.
    So happy your love and interest in God was restored and now you are at peace. Sincerely Mary Moore

  14. Roberta Cheever says:
    20 Oct 2022
    Chrestine
    I know how much you loved your son. He was a loving son.
    You will miss him dearly

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