John Clark, 71, died at home following a long illness with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law by his side on August 17, 2018. John was born in Summit to Fred and Mary Clark and lived in New Providence before moving to Chatham at the age of two where he spent the rest of his life. John was a 1966 graduate of The Chatham Boro High School. He worked as a construction electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 581, now Local 102, for nearly 34 years. He was also a locksmith part-time as a hobby for about 20 years.
John served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969, serving as a tank and turret mechanic for the 2nd Field Force, 7th of the 8th Artillery. He spent one year in Vietnam. JC was an exempt member of the Chatham Boro Fire Department for 47 years and was a life member of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Rifle Association. He was a former member of the Civil Defense and Disaster Control for five years. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5351 in Hanover, NJ, a member of the National Rifle Association of America, a member of the Association of NJ Rifle and Pistol Club, and a volunteer for the Red Cross, Morristown Chapter.
JC is survived by his wife, Christa of nearly 46 years, daughter (Kid) Bonnie Feliciano and her husband Andres of Clifton, NJ, two sisters, Barbara Hanlon of Surf City, NJ and Janice Gminder of Cape May County Courthouse, NJ, and a brother Stephen of Gulf Breeze, Florida.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23rd from 2-4 and again from 7-9 at Bradley Funeral Homes, 345 Main Street, Chatham. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Somerset Memorial Park, Basking Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chatham Boro Fire Department – One Firehouse Plaza, Chatham, NJ 07928.