Paul Clark (1940 - 2012)

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Dr. Paul Stuart Clark

July 25, 1940

December 29, 2012

Paul S. Clark M.D. passed away peacefully in his home on December 29th in Reno, N.V after a long battle with lung cancer. His devoted wife and three children were a constant and caring vigil over the past year. He was born July 25th 1940 in Syracuse, New York to Paul and June Clark. The third child after two talented sisters Marilyn Alberding and Carol Knoblock.

Paul's early school years were in Syracuse. He then attended High School at the Governor's Academy in S. Byfield Mass. He subsequently attended Princeton University and Cornell University Medical School for his BA and MD degrees. After his internship at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital he enlisted in the U.S. Public Health Service joining the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the C.D.C. with a three year assignment to the Arctic Health Research Center in Anchorage, Bethel, Kotzebue and rural Alaska. He was also assigned to the International Red Cross with humanitarian and medical missions in Biafra and Nigeria.

In 1970 he pursued additional medical training with Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Nephrology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. During the intense time of education and residency training he was married to Pamela Jeffcock and his three children, Paul Jeffrey, Tamara Lynn and Jennifer Rebecca were born. He adored his children and spent all his free time with family. His children's subsequent accomplishments with higher education, happy marriages and grandchildren made him so proud.

In 1975 he joined Dr. David Johnson in Reno Nevada to create Northern Nevada Nephrology. They developed the first hemodialysis unit and organ transplant clinic in Northern Nevada. He was loved by his patients and cared for them for 31 years. By the completion of his career he had many medical publications and was board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Geriatric Medicine.

He was happily married to the love of his life, Jeannine for over 20 years and her two children Jennifer and Brian, and her parents completed his family. They were active member of the Saint Anthony, Greek Orthodox Church. Each year he enjoyed working at the gyros booth at the Greek Festival. He was immensely grateful to the family members and fellow physicians who helped him into addiction recovery and embraced the 12 step recovery program.

In his retirement years Paul and Jeannine enjoyed their time together. They traveled overseas to France, Monaco, Italy and the Greek Islands. Paul enjoyed the annual family reunions in Kauai and fishing in Alaska with his sons. His latest overseas adventure was to Norwich, England to the Group Lotus Car 60th anniversary. His Lotus car collection will miss his loving care and fast "engine dusting" drives.

Retirement also gave Paul an opportunity to play his guitar and he took lessons to learn how to play his grandfather's banjo. A lover of locomotives and history he volunteered at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

Paul's constant love, humor, and ever twinkling eyes will be missed by his family including his wife, Jeannie Bee, Son Paul J. (wife Yanan) of Eugene O.R., daughter Jennifer (husband Allen Smith) of Hood River, O.R., daughter Tamara (husband Grant Medley) of Grants Pass, O.R., step daughter Jennifer (husband Jed Horan) of Rancho Cucamonga C.A., stepson Brian Haslem (wife Heather) of Reno, NV. His children gave him 7 grandchildren, Grant, Andrew, Max, Esme, Zacharia, Everette Ocean, and Blake. He is still hoping for more! He is also survived by his ever loving sisters Marilyn Alberding (husband Richard) of Cazenovia, N.Y. and Carol Knoblock (husband Edward) of Alpharetta, G.A. He is preceded in death by his parents, godfather Joseph Corey and granddaughter Zoey Medley.

In lieu of flowers he would like donations made to the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada Chapter, 1190 Corporate Blvd, Reno, NV 89509 in recognition of the lives they have saved.

His family is especially grateful for the exceptional care they received from Vista Care Hospice. Particular thanks to Jennifer, Debbie and a special appreciation for all the visits from Dr. Jeffrey Gingold. Also the amazing support from Home Instead Staff and Consuelo who helped keep him smiling and comfortable.

Viewing will be at Mountain View Mortuary from 6-7pm followed by the Trisagion (memorial) Service will be at at 7pm on Friday January 4th. Funeral service will be held Saturday January 5th at 10am at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church followed by a burial service at Mtn. View Cemetery.

Funeral Home
Mountain View Mortuary
425 Stoker Avenue Reno, NV 89513
(775) 788-2199
Funeral Home Details
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2013
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