Richard Clark, Class of 1956

Posted Oct 05, 2021

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Richard Clark ’56 died April 4, 2021. He was born February 10, 1934 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein with a bachelor’s in math and physics, and met his future wife, Charlotte Cramer Clark ’55, in Chemistry lab. Married June, 4, 1956, on the same day as his college graduation, they then established their home in Westerville. He worked until retirement at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus as a computer programmer and later as a computer analyst.
He and Charlotte were longtime members of Church of the Savior United Methodist Church. He devoted his free time to serving the church, serving through short-term missions, supporting missionaries, working with Gideon’s Int’l., and serving at Camp Sychar Holiness Camp in Mount Vernon, OH in many capacities. After retirement, Richard and Charlotte became snowbirds, wintering in Longview, TX to be near their grandchildren. Eventually moving to Longview full-time, they were faithful members at HighRidge Church and great supporters of Longview Christian School.

Preceded in death by Charlotte Cramer Clark ’55, his two sisters, Ruth Ann White (Dave) and Martha Gibson (Frank), Richard is survived by his brother, Edward (Sandy), sons Richard Jr. (Nanci) and Mark (Ruth), and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.