James P. Clark
July 27, 1949 – March 2, 2017
James P. Clark, age 67, of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Born on July 27, 1949, Jim was the son of the late Walter and Catherine (Lavin) Clark. He was raised in Atlantic City, NJ and was a graduate of Holy Spirit High School. Jim proudly served his country as a member of the Air National Guard for 6 years in Atlantic City. He worked in the retail industry for many years, and most recently served as general manager of the Sears Hardware store in Newark, DE.
An Irishman at heart, Jim’s favorite holiday was St. Patty’s Day and he loved carrying on his yearly tradition of dressing up in his green suit and perfoming the Unicorn Song for his friends. He was a longtime member of the New Castle Moose Lodge, VFW, American Legion and the Elks. Above all else, Jim was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and he will be very dearly missed. “I love you Jim, my heart will ache till we meet again.” ~ Loretta
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter V. Clark, Jr. and grandson, Timothy J. Desmond. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Loretta M. (Allison) Clark; children, James M. Clark (Gina), Patrick J. Clark and Michelle Marcinkus; stepdaughters, Kelly D. Williamson (Sean) and Jessica J. Jenkot; sister, Catherine Clark; grandchildren, Zachary, Ryan and Addyson Clark and Zachary, Kristie, Ash, Kassidy and Zoey.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford for the loving care that was provided to both Jim and Loretta during his stay there.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 10:30 am on Saturday morning, March 11, 2017 at the St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 E. Main St., Middletown, where a funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be sent to Mooseheart, 155 International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.