Brian Clare funeral services Nov. 4

Funeral services will be held for veteran DP Brian Claire Nov. 4 at the Sacred Heart Church in Marengo, Ill. The veteran director of photography, 52, died in his home after a brave fight against lung cancer.

A wake will be held Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Marengo Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway in Marengo (phone, 815-568-8131) and visitation Nov. 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to a procession to the church at 10:15.

Following the service, friends are invited to the Clare’s home for a pot luck meal. “This will be a celebration of Brian’s life so please bring a dish and reminisce,” said Jason Schettler of Bob Ebel Productions, where Mr. Clare had been director Ebel’s favored DP for many years.

Earlier, Mr. Clare was a still photographer who switched to director/cameraman but ultimately settled “on focusing on being the best DP he could be,” said Schettler, assistant director and producer. Mr. Clare had also shot for directors Abby Dix, Craig Worsham and Susan Kinast.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Brian Clare Benefit Fund, c/o Harris Bank, 100 W. Washington, Marengo, IL 60152. Phone: 815/568-8131.