Franklin “Frank” L. Clark, 72, of Summit passed away on February 19, 2013. Born in Elizabeth to Franklin and Myrtle Clark on December 10th 1940 and raised in Chatham. He served in the National Air Guard Reserves from 1962-1968, where he worked as a propeller mechanic. He was also employed at Bell Labs in Murray Hill as a Machinist for many years. His business, Frank Clark Builder was founded in 1970.
He was a master woodworker and a man that could fix anything. His talent reflects in his home in Summit, which he built in 1979 and continued to make vast improvements to throughout his career. He was well-known for his trade and genuinely enjoyed every morning, because “you never work a day in your life, when you do something you love”.
Frank was an avid reader who always wanted to learn new and interesting things. He had many hobbies including deep sea fishing, bowling, skiing, bee keeping, gardening, camping and playing the guitar.
Beloved husband of 34 years to Susan M. Clark (nee Ryan) of Summit. Cherished father of three: Franklin Edward and his wife Abigail Clark of Stirling, Sean John and his wife Monique Clark of Nutley, and Douglas Ryan Clark of Summit, NJ. Loving granddaddy of Samantha and Franklin. Survived by brother Gregory J. Clark of New Vernon, and sister Meredith Virginia and husband David Ash of Black Hawk, CO. Also surviving are many loving sister- and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He was liked and loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his family and friends. Franklin was a special man, a true gift to treasure.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.