LIMA — William F. "Bill" Clark, 86, passed away at his residence, Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 10:40 pm.
Bill was born December 19, 1927 in Lima, OH, to Dr. Daniel J. and Lillian C. Holdgreve Clark who preceded him in death. On August 21, 1954 he married Maureen Ann Mulcahy who preceded him in death on December 28, 2011.
Bill was a 1945 graduate of Delphos St. Johns High School and a graduate of The University of Dayton with a Masters Degree. In 1997, after 35 years, he retired as a teacher at Lima Central Catholic High School, where he was a coach for 2 years and Athletic Director for 27 years. In 2006 Mr. Clark was inducted into the Lima Central Catholic Hall of Fame for service to LCC.
He had also taught and coached at Ohio City, St. Edwards in Cleveland and St. Peter and Paul in Ottawa. At St. Peter and Paul his 1957 basketball team made it to the regional semi-finals, which was a first in school history
Bill was a U.S.Army Veteran. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. Other memberships included the Knights of Columbus, Ohio State Teachers Association, Lima Central Catholic Athletic Boosters and the Allen County Horseshoe Association.
He is survived by a son, Tom (Jane) Clark of Lima; three daughters: Laura (Mark) Foust of Lima; Cindy Gaberdiel of Lima and Lisa (Todd) Bresson of Lima; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, brother, Ted (Sandy) Clark of Dayton and a sister, Mary O'Neil of Dunbridge, OH,
He was preceded in death by a great grandson; five brothers, Ed , Jim, Bob, Dan, and John Clark, and a sister, Ann Clark.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father John Stites and Father David Ross officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Central Catholic Athletic Boosters
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com