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Robert G. Clark

April 14, 1925 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 94)


Robert G. Clark passed away Monday January 20, 2020 at the age of 94.  He was born on April 14, 1925 in Flint to the late Roy and Amelia Clark.  He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Kathryn Blackwell, son John R. (Jennifer Horne) Clark, granddaughter Brooke (Robert) Brown, great grandchildren Alexis and Michael Brown, sister Mimi Knispel and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years Barbara in 2018.  Robert served his country in the Army during World War II where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge receiving two bronze stars.  After returning home from the war, he took over the family business and worked for over 50 years for Clark Food Brokers.  Bob loved all sports especially golf and tennis, playing until he was 90 years old!  He was a longtime member and past president of Cascade Hills Country Club where he was recently made an Honorary Emeritus Member, longtime member of Fountain Street Church, a lifetime board member of D.A. Blodgett-St. Johns and member of the Grand Rapids Township Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Shriners and proudly helped organize the Forest Hills Pool Association.  Bob was a very outgoing person who had many close personal friends and will be greatly missed.  A service celebrating his life will be held at a later date in the Summer.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to D.A. Blodgett-St. Johns. 

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