Brian C. Clarkson

Brian C. Clarkson, 34, of Bellefonte, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.

Born Aug. 24, 1979, in Williamsport, he was the son of William M. and Deborah J. Hess Clarkson. On Feb. 18, 2006, he married Tina A. Sillman, who survives.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four children, Audrey Palau, of Bluffton, S.C., Carley, Keira and Tanner Clarkson, of Bellefonte; one brother, William Clarkson, of Williamsport; one sister, Christina Himes and her husband, Donald, of Trout Run; and a maternal grandmother, Jean Hess, of Williamsport. He was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Samuel Hess and paternal grandparents, Vaughn W. and Lorana M. Clarkson.

Brian was a 1998 graduate of Williamsport High School. He attended Mansfield University.

He was career Army, serving as a recruiter in Altoona. He was a devoted father and husband. Brian was involved in coaching his daughter’s T-ball for the last three years and he enjoyed playing in the yard with his children and riding bikes. He had a love for art and was a gifted artist.

Brian regularly attended Coleville Wesleyan Church.

Visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte. Funeral service will follow at the church with the Pastor Ronald Kilgus officiating.

Burial will be in Boalsburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Perks Cancer Fund, P.O. Box, 313 State College, PA 16804.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at