Ronald G. ‘Butch’ Clark

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 January 2021 at 3:22 pm

Fireman's ShieldSHELBY – Ronald G. “Butch” Clark, 76, of Shelby passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home. He was born February 16, 1944 in Medina, a son of the late Nelson “Sky” Clark and Laura (Jablonski) Clark.

Butch graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1962. He was a career fireman with the Medina Fire Department for 23 years. He served the department as lieutenant and retired in 1990.

Butch married the former Christine A. Zinkievich in 1973. Together they raised a set of twins, Mike and Tricia.

An avid fisherman, Butch was a member of the Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers and also belonged to the Junior Wilson Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, decorating for the holidays and most of all cherished spending time with his grandchildren.

Butch was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard “Clarkie” Clark in 2000; and sister, Marcia Clark in 2008.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Chris Clark; son, Michael (Tricia) Clark; daughter, Tricia (Todd) Draper; grandchildren, Emily Clark, Scotty Clark and Tyler Draper; sister in-law, Linda Clark; brother in-law, Thomas Zinkievich; niece, Kelly (David) Viterna along with several Zinkievich nieces and nephews; and his beloved beagle, Jessie.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 11 a.m. at the Shelby Volunteer Fire Hall, 4677 S. Gravel Rd., Medina.  Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required at both locations.  Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby.

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