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James P. Clark  

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.

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  1. Loretta Clark, March 3, 2017

    I will always love you and miss you. -Loretta (Wendy Darling)

  2. Ash Jenkot, March 3, 2017

    Dear Poppop Jim,
    You’ve been there for me almost my whole life and you’ve taught me things along the way. I will never forget our talks or your words of wisdom. I promise to take care of Mommom for you and keep her out of trouble. I’ll never forget you ❤

  3. Liz, March 4, 2017

    Jim, will miss talking to you sorry I didn’t get to visit with you and Loretta more. Rest In Peace you will be missed.

    Love Liz

  4. Zoey, March 5, 2017

    I loved Poppop so much. I planted flowers with Poppop. Someday I will see him in Heaven. Poppop was really awesome. Love you, Zoey

  5. Jessica Jenkot, March 5, 2017

    I will always remember Jim as a Father figure, a proud Poppop, a man who worked hard in retail as a manager, and someone who loved to give advice and enjoyed helping others. Throughout the years, I enjoyed listening to his childhood stories about growing up in Atlantic City, shining shoes as a young boy, enjoying the boardwalk, ocean, and beach. He was taken too soon but from the stories he told me about his life, he definitely lived a full life and enjoyed every bit of it. We loved Jim and will really miss his presence but know that he is watching over us. Rest in Peace. Love, Jessica

  6. Gale Aquino, March 6, 2017

    I will miss you Jim, I will miss our cancun trips and love you for getting us through the hurricane in 2005. Our trips will never be the same. You are in my heart forever.When I hear the Leprechaun song of course I will remember you teaching us that in the shelter in cancun. you will be with me always. Love you R.I.P.

  7. mary karl, March 7, 2017

    I first worked with jim back in the 80’s at Woolco. he was the best manager to work for. caring, funny,with a great sense of humor. i was fortuneate enough to work with him again at Rickel’s a few years later!
    so very sorry to hear of his passing. ..he was one of the best!

  8. Kelly and Family, March 9, 2017

    Jim, you are an awesome dad! Thank you so much for listening to all my chatter. I enjoyed talking shop with you. If you wanted me to stop talking you could have asked. 🙁
    Sean and I enjoyed watching football even if it was the Eagles.
    And thanks, now I have to step up and give Kassidy $5 per A, though Kass says not much worry there. The kids love you very much!!
    Love you always, Kelly & Sean and kids

  9. Barbara Machinton, March 11, 2017

    My deepest sympathy.

  10. Dennis McGuigan, April 8, 2017

    To Jim’s Loving FAmily,
    I grew up with Jim in Atlantic City and went to Our Lady Star of the Sea and Holy Spirit High School with him. I was saddened to learn of his passing but have fond childhood and adolescent memories of both Jim and his brother Walt. From what I read in his Guestbook he was obviously a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather,friend and co-worker with all the qualities I recall him having. May your family find comfort in your happy memories and know that his spirit will live within each of you in a very special way.

  11. Dennis McGuigan, April 8, 2017

    PS: Love the picture, a true Irishman. I’ll hoist a pint and enjoy a Jamison on St. Patrick’s Day in his memory.

  12. Loretta Clark, May 9, 2018

    Dear Jim,as you know by now your sister Cathy is now with you hope all is good with you both miss and love you much


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