John William "Bill" Clark, 82, of Bel Air, Md., passed away on Aug. 17, 2013, at his home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John Aloysius and Hazel Mary Fox Clark. He played varsity Basketball for Tygarts Valley High School in Mill Creek, where he had perfect attendance. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served our country during the Korean War where he was a tailgunner. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture from West Virginia University. He retired after 35 years of service from the Cooperative Extension Service from Maryland and West Virginia counties. After retirement he joined the Kunkel's Auto Parts family. He was a devoted member, volunteer and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church. Volunteering in the community was of the utmost importance. He was on the Town of Bel Air Beautification Committee and Appearance and Preservation Committee. He was also an electoral judge for Harford County and the Town of Bel Air and a judge at the state and county Fair. He was a 4-H agent and was most proud of his success with the Harford county 4-H camp. His many affiliations included the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association, West Virginia University Alumni, the American Legion and a faithful member of the McDonald's Breakfast Club. He was a fan of the Orioles, Ravens, Colts and IronBirds. He loved animals, trains, history, hunting, jokes and walking. He was a beekeeper at heart and a gardener by trade.
Mr. Clark has left behind a huge legacy, his wife of 58 years, Constance G. Skidmore Clark; sons, Michael William Clark and wife, Valorie, of Bel Air and Mark Patrick Clark of Edgewood; daughters, Alice Faye Perdue of Bel Air, Deborah Lynn Clark-Petz and husband, Brian, of Abingdon, Amy Kathleen Andrews and husband, Jeremy, of Bel Air and Sherrie Clark Stump and husband, Ian, of Bel Air; 12 grandchildren, Michelle Ballard, Thomas Clark, Daniel Petz, Erin Nizer, Ashley Petz, Joshua Petz, Sean Perdue, Jeremy Andrews, Emily Petz, Harley Andrews, Taylor Stump and Grayson Stump; and seven great-grandchildren, Bradley Nizer, Brooke Petz, Kyle Petz, Graham Nizer, Claire Nizer, Harper Petz and Bristol Ballard.
Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday Aug. 23, 2013, at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in the Mill Creek Cemetery at Mill Creek. The Rev. Edwin Baylies of Clarksburg will officiate and interment will follow.
John William ‘Bill’ Clark
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Harford County 4-H, P. O. Box 663, Forest Hill, Md. 21050. Please make checks payable to HCEAC.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John William "Bill" Clark. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com