Clarke G. Carney
GAMIBER — Clarke G. Carney made the peaceful journey from one life to another with his loving family by his side on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in the comfort of the Hospice Unit at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was 66 years of age.
Clarke grew up the son of a loving mother, Dorothy Welte, and father, Philip Carney, who were devoted officers in the Salvation Army. This upbringing shaped his character as a loving and devoted father, husband and friend and in his unconditional acceptance of others. His experiences as a “Jersey shore boy,” service in the Coast Guard and influences of his friends led him to a career in teaching, research, writing and service to college students.
Clarke received his B.A. degree from San Francisco State University, his M.A. from Bradley University, and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Utah. He served on the faculty of Kansas State University, was Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Assistant Director and Director of the Counseling and Consultation Services at Ohio State University and Director of the Counseling Center at Kenyon College. Clarke also taught psychology at The University of Newfoundland and served as a consultant at many universities as well as delivered numerous presentations for professional psychological organizations. Clarke authored two textbooks, “Exploring Contemporary Male/Female Roles” and “Discover the Career Within You.” Throughout his professional career he served as a mentor and role model to new professionals in his field.
He is survived by his loving wife, Vicki Anelick Carney; his devoted children, Ian and Kaitlin; his sister, Phylis Morrow; brother-in-law and friend, Harry Morrow; nieces and nephews and many friends. His love for his family and friends is surpassed only by their love for him.
He inspired his family and friends through his courageous and dignified battle with Alzheimer’s disease by using his gifts of humor, wit, infectious laugh, gentle spirit and sensitivity.
Clarke’s commitment to giving, research and teaching will continue as a donor to Ohio State University for Alzheimer’s disease research. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in his memory to The Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice. Respects and reflections can be made at Epworth United Methodist Church in Gambier on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.