Clarke G. Carney
August 14, 1941 ‒ February 10, 2008
Clarke G. Carney made the peaceful journey from one life to another with his loving family
by his side on Sunday, February 10, 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
ephews 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
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,
February 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. 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, Ohio.