Daniel N. “Dan” Clark

January 28, 1940 ‒ June 09, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Daniel N. “Dan” Clark, age 77, of Delaware died late Friday night, June 9, 2017 at Willowbrook Christian Village in Delaware.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 28, 1940 the son of the late Richard and Lucile (Williams) Clark.

Dan was a lifelong resident of the Delaware area and a 1958 graduate of Olentangy High School.  In January, the year after his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Oscoda, Michigan during the Vietnam War.

On November 30, 1963, Dan married Joyce Bishop at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Delaware.  Together they raised three independent boys and made many memories along the way.

Dan was General Foreman at PPG retiring after 35 years. He later worked for 6 years at the former Coast to Coast Hardware, which is now Ace Hardware. Dan was a member at St. Mark’s, but as the grandchildren came along he and Joyce also spent Sunday’s with them at their church, Kilbourne United Methodist.

He was one of those men that if he wanted to do something he learned how to make it happen.  His hobbies included, flower gardening; arts and crafts, specifically spoon art and drawing; cooking: he cooked every Monday at home and most family holidays; woodworking; and writing.  Above all, Dan loved fishing! Any trips they’d take to the ocean, Outer Banks, Napels, you could find Dan on a pier fishing.

Dan and Joyce also took trips on his motorcycle.  Over the course of their marriage he owned six different motor cycles, the last being a Harley and they’d travel to Niagara Falls and Sturgis just to name a couple.

You cannot write of Dan’s life and not talk about his love of family.  He cherished holidays together and family vacations.

He will be missed by his wife Joyce; their sons and spouses Chris and Gloria of Windsor Locks, Connecticut and Danny and Barbara of Delaware; daughter-in-law Kara Clark (Adam) Moore of Delaware; grandchildren A.J. (Erin), Nate (Cat), Emma, Jordan, Aidan, Chris, Ashley, Mark, Luke (Shallane); great grandchildren Chase, Hunner, and Amira; nieces and nephews; many friends; and Haley his Springer Spaniel.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Carey in 2003; brother David; and sister Gay Brooking.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 West William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.  Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 AM followed by military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kilbourne United Methodist Church, 5591 P.O. Box 8, Kilbourne, Ohio 43032 or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 28 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve Dan’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Joyce and family, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Keeping you in prayer. Roger and Linda Sheets

    • thank you so much. he will be so missed by all of us. he was my heart. blessing joyce

  • Dan was a great guy and will be greatly missed by all of your extended family in Connecticut. Loved our Thanksgivings together and our Ohio State parties at Chris and Gloria’s. We are better for having known him and we have some very fond memories to hold onto.
    Love, Harry & Rose

    • Thank you all so much for letting us be part of your family. We always loved seeing you guys! He will be missed so much. He was my heart and soul.BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Joyce. I’m so sorry for your loss. Dan must have been an outstanding individual. You will be in our prayers. Jim Hilborn

  • Dear Joyce,

    I’m so saddened to hear about the loss of your husband Dan. He sounds like an extraordinary
    man, husband, father and human being.

    I remember you going back to our very early years on Sandusky Street.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,

    Joan

  • Dear Joyce ,

    Toni and I are deeply sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Jim and Toni Wickham

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH.He will be so missed he was my heart and soul. Hope your all okay. BLESSINGS .JOYCE

  • Joyce and Family, we’re so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH.HE WILL BE SO MISSED HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL.HOPE YOUR ALL OKAY.BLESSINGS, JOYCE

  • Joyce we are so sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. We all enjoyed him so much. We will be thinking of you and the family.

    Love you,
    Wayne, Candy, and Dale

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH.WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR VISIT WITH YOU ALL.HE WILL BE SO MISSED.HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL.HOPE YOUR ALL OKAY, KEEP IN TOUCH.MANY BLESSING JOYCE

  • Please accept our condolences. Dan sounds like a wonderful person, husband, fathers, grandfather and great grandfather. I am also thinking of
    you Joyce.

    Your friend across Sandusky Street, Susan Ross (Steingass)

    • HI SUSAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL AND WILL BE MISSED.HOPE YOUR OKAY. MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Dear Joyce,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of your Dear Husband Dan. I have heard several great things of him over the years. I pray God will give you some comfort in your time of grief. You’re on my mind & in my heart.
    Barb Ziegler Elsenheimer

    • HI BARB, THANK YOU SO MUCH. HE WILL BE SO MISSED BECAUSE HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL.HOPE YOUR ALL OKAY. MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Joyce, so so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. If you ever need an ear, I’m here. My cell number is 749-816-4945. Love you

    • HI HOPE. THANK YOU SO MUCH,HE WILL BE SO MISSED HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL. HOPE YOUR DOING OKAY. MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Joyce, Chris, Danny & family,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband; father & grandfather. Words cannot console but my hope is that Dan will live on through your memories.

    Cindy & Sam Dinovo

    • CINDY, THANK YOU SO MUCH. HE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH.HE WAS OUR HEART AND SOUL.MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Joyce:
    Our deepest sympathy in this most heart rending times.
    We never had the honor of meeting Dan but, he sounds like guy that enjoyed life, and we should celebrate that time he had with you and his family. He seemed to have zest for life. We know that he is with God and celebrating his new transcendence.

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH.HE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH. HE WAS OUR HEART AND SOUL.MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • To the Clark family please accept my sincere condolences at this time of sorrow. May the many memories of your dear loved one and the passing of time help to bring you a measure of comfort. Soon all pain, suffering and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4)

  • Joyce, I am sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim Brown

    • HI JIM, THANK YOU SO MUCH. AS YOU KNOW HE WILL BE MISS SO MUCH.HOPE YOUR DOING OKAY. MANY BLESSINGSJOYCE

  • Joyce we are so sorry to hear about Dan. With deepest sympathy in this moment of time.
    Jim Lowry

  • Joyce and family, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s blessings of peace for all of you. Bernice and Steve Corwin

    • HI BERNICE THANK YOU SO MUCH. HE WILL BE SO MISSED HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Joyce,
    We so saddened to hear about Dan. We enjoyed him so much during our brief times together. It was like we were all in the trenches together. With everything he was going through and you too, you both were very kind to my father and my mother and I will never forget that. It was so nice to walk into my father’s room and both of you be there, to talk and complain and Dan would end up saying something wittingly funny and we would have a good laugh. Thank you Dan and Joyce for making our lives brighter.
    With love,
    Marlys, Lowell, Melissa and Tony

    • thank you all so much it was a pleasure meeting you all and sharing the room with your dad. hope he’s doing okay. also tell your mom hi. it’s going to be very hard for me ,he was my heart. thanks again,blessing.joyce

  • Our heartfelt condolences for the family he left behind.
    Loren and Gwen Shirk

  • Worked with Dan many years at ppg so sorry to learn of his passing.Prayers for you and the family.

  • Joyce, I am sorry and sad to hear of your loss. You and Dan were our Marion Ct. neighbors many years ago. Prayers to you and your family.
    Blessings to all of you,
    toni marie carozza

    • HI TONI, THANK YOU SO MUCH. HE WILL BE SO MISSED HE WAS MY HEART AND SOUL HOPE YOU DOING OKAY. MANY BLESSINGS JOYCE

  • Joyce, I am sorry and sad to hear of your loss. We were “old” neighbors from
    Marion Ct. many years ago. Prayers and Blessings to you and your family.

  • So very sorry for your loss, just heard of your loss.Dan was a great guy! Worked with him often, had some good times. Take care May God bless.