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James P. Clark

Born July 27, 1949

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. 

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

  • 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 ❤

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • My deepest sympathy.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • Good morning Jim today is Debbie Birthday she is with you , she got there first so be good to her,give her a big hug for me.
    I hope all is well with Cathy and you two are having a good time. I want you to come back so bad. I miss you all so much.

  • Hi Jim, I miss you very much this was the 3rd Christmas with out you, I still have no tree and have no one over for christmas. Spent Christmas with kids . They are all growing up so fast. You have a great grandson HUNTER James he is so cute. Everyone is doing good. Can you please come home . lots of love Wendy Darling

  • Hi Jim hope your doing good up there I’ve had one of those days today . I am so sad today just cry cry cry I miss you very much so hard being here with out you . This kids are doing good don’t see them much with all this corona virus crap. It making me very sad. I still hear you some times not as much as in the first year. Your birthday coming soon love you lots (Wendy darling ). Loretta you wife always

  • Dear Husband,
    We are coming up on 5 years since you passed I miss your dearly, life is not the same with out you.
    Patrick is doing good and Shirley , Bernie and Patrick are keeping me part of the family. Jimmy, Gina and kids are doing good .Everyone is so grown I think you would be proud. I have a Dover Downs Family also enjoy being there just wish I stated sooner. All my love for ever and ever. Your loving wife Loretta (Wendy Darling)

  • Dears Jim my heart is still broken into many pieces, life is not the same with out you. I know now your not in pain I’m happy for that . I just want a hug I miss you love you always. I never took my ring off now its broke i tried to have it fix but my big knuckles it has worked out so far I will try to get in back on as soon as i can I love you much Loretta Wendy darling