ALBANY — Arni Clark, 50, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home, after a year long battle with lymphoma.
Arni was born April 30, 1962, to Howard J. Clark and Dorena (Howard) in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Arni worked as a laboratory technician at CVPH in Plattsburgh, various places in Albany and most recently at Ellis Health Center in Schenectady. Arni loved being a lab tech and was well respected by his co-workers.
Arni loved life. He was adventurous and loved to travel. Arni was a people person. He loved his family, friends and co-workers. Arni was a great baker and cook and loved sharing his creations with family, friends and co-workers. He enjoyed having people at the house so he could show off his culinary skills. Arni had a great sense of humor and loved to be the life of a party. Arni loved winter and especially snow. Arni loved animals and had several cats, dogs, ferrets, and salt water creatures.
Arni is survived by his partner, Eric Edwards; his maternal grandmother, Noda Howard; his mother Dorena and step-father Robert Sayward; sisters Katrina "Tina" and her husband Peter Evens, Melissa "Missy" and her husband Roger Smith; nieces Jamie and her husband Mike LaBarge, Jennifer and her husband Curtis Seegars, Chelsey Smith Bourdon; his great-nephew Matthew; great-nieces, Claire and Maya; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Arni is predeceased by his father Howard; grandparents, Gilbert Howard Sr. and Willard and Delia Clark; and several uncles.
A memorial service for Arni will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Lewis Fire Hall, Lewis, N.Y. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
A Memorial celebration for Arni will be held in April in Albany. For on-line condolences, please visit: www.simplechoice scremation.com.