Daniel N. “Dan” Clark
January 28, 1940 ‒ June 09, 2017
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