P. Joseph "Joe" Clarke, 70, of Berwick Drive, died Sunday at his home.
Born March 12, 1933, in Danville, he was the son of the late P. Joseph and Marie Clarke. He was a 1951 graduate of Danville High School, a 1955 graduate of Notre Dame University where he played freshman football and established wrestling as a club sport, and spent summers working for the forest service in the Pacific Northwest.
He was a 1960 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the law review and worked in the U.S. Patent Office.
He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts and was active for many years as a sauce cook for the annual Boy Scout spaghetti dinner. He was a co-founder of the Boyle County Rescue Squad, a Little League football coach, and a political activist beginning in the 1960's.