It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Peter Martin Clarke of Gilbert, Arizona on January 5th, 2023, at the age of 56.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 20 years, Christy Clarke; children: Declan (Courtney), Kayrene, Saoirse, and Teagan Clarke; granddaughter: Brielle Clarke; brothers: Patrick and Dennis (Fiona) Clarke; sister: Oona Clarke; nieces: Sarah Clarke and Marisa (David) Metcalf; nephew: Ross Clarke; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Peter, fondly known to his friends and family as Martin, was born to Peter and Annie Clarke on November 2nd, 1966 in Bellshill, Scotland. Martin earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering while in Scotland, which led him to Arizona in 1999 to work as an electrical engineer for Motorola. He later continued his career at ON Semiconductor where he managed projects in research and development. In 2004, he married Christy and together they were blessed to raise four incredible children.
Martin was deeply faithful and trusting in God. As a devout Catholic, he was a parishioner at St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler, Arizona, and he was proudly a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus with the Raul G. Navarrete Council #9482. Martin also served his community through coaching soccer. By coaching, he not only shared his love for the sport, but he mentored the young people on his team. He will be truly missed by all the individuals he impacted through his altruism.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Martin’s name to St. Mary’s Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009
I worked with and for Martin at the Motorola/Freescale CS1 Fab in Tempe between 1999 and 2009. He was a lovely person, easy to work with and made a great boss. He will truly be missed by people far and wide. My sincere condolences to Christy, his children and everyone who knew him! Heaven gained a perfect angel!