Thomas Whitton Clark


Died August 7, 2016,Mentor, Ohio

College: Davenport

Widow: Mrs. Frances Livingston-Clark
9105 Headlands Road
Mentor, OH 44060-1055
404-257-2616 (Fax)

Children: Thomas W. Clark; Jr, 1961; Mary Clark Hogan, 1964; Anne B. Clark, 1972

Written by Peter Adams

THOMAS W. CLARK ’57 died on August 7, 2016. A resident of Mentor and Chagrin Falls following his 1963 graduation from Yale, Tom spent his business career in the paper industry as a broker, merchant and owner of Chagrin Fibres in Norfolk, NY where he operated a kraft paper mill for six years. At US Tom was Chairman of the Prefect Board, Captain of the Football team, named All-Interstate in football, wrestling and baseball. He was honored as a Cleveland Press All star, News Dream Team and a Dan Conway Football MVP. At Yale Tom was Captain of the Freshman Football team, member of the Varsity Baseball team, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Skull & Bones. His football career ended prematurely due to the impact of multiple concussions. Tom is survived by three children and brothers, Sandy ’53, Wade ’61 and Steve ’63.

This was pulled from the Plain Dealer’ website:

THOMAS W. CLARK, 77 of Mentor passed away on August 7, 2016. Born in Buffalo, NY on February 7, 1939. Owner of Livingston Clark Brokerage in Mentor And Chagrin Fibres of Norfolk, NY. Thomas was a Graduate of University School 1957 and Yale University 1963 where he played football. Thomas coached his children in football and wrestling, tennis and Basketball. He is survived by his son Thomas W. (Nicole) Clark Jr. and daughters Anne (Greg) Tropf, Mary (Brian) Hogan, 4 Grandchildren, Brothers Sandy (Marcia), Wade(Barbara) and Steve (Carolyn) Clark, Preceded in death by his parents Junius and Margaret (Whitton) Clark. Funeral Services are private. ARRANGEMENTS are being handled by POTTI FUNERAL Home. Donations may be made in memory of Thomas W. Clark University Schools 2785 Som Center Rd. Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022.

Published in The Plain Dealer on Aug. 14, 2016

I left Yale late Jan. 1961. Got married and went to work. I returned to Yale in the fall of 1962 with a wife and child and graduated in June ’63.

After several different sales jobs I landed in the paper business. I am in my 46th year, and I think that I’ll stay with it.

My wife Frances and I have a great home on Lake Erie in Mentor, Ohio. I have three grown children, four grandsons and three dogs. I have most of my teeth. some brain cells and a great love for the class of 1961