John Holliday "Gerald" Clark

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John "Gerald" Holliday Clark passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was born in Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom on December 30, 1933; the only son of Jack and Hilda Clark. Mr. Clark served in the Korean conflict as a second lieutenant in the British Royal Fusiliers. He attended Oxford University but went on to work for Alcan Aluminum (now a division of Rio Tinto) prior to completing his degree. He spent his whole career with Alcan, starting in Banbury, Oxfordshire, moving on to the head office in Montreal, with postings in Buenos Aires, Geneva, and Rio de Janeiro during his storied career. He received an Executive Management MBA from Harvard University in the middle 1970's. Gerald was a life long avid golfer and had the privilege to be the President of the Sugar Mill Country Club during the late 1990's. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Minke; four sons, Paul of Boxford, Massachusetts, Colin of Vancouver, Julian, and Andrew of Vancouver; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Audrey Butler of Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129. Condolences may be sent to


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 15, 2014
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