CLARK ROY E. CLARK, JR. "Chip" August 20, 1947 - June 13, 2010 On June 13, 2010, Roy Edward "Chip" Clark, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his home in Arlington, VA of natural causes. The son of the late Roy and Betty Davis Clark of Newport News, VA, Chip leaves behind his wife, Debbie Clark; daughter, Jessica; brother, Peyton with his wife, Melba, nephew, Eric and niece, Jillian. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Chip taught high school science in Newport News before moving to northern Virginia in 1972. He was Senior Scientific and Studio Photographer at the Smithsonian''s National Museum of Natural History, where he served for almost 38 years photographing the nation''s treasures, scientific expeditions around the world, exhibitions and members of the museum community at work. He was also a long standing member of the National Speleological Society and renowned cave photographer. A family graveside service was held at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC on June 21, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions on his behalf to PBS stations WETA or WAMU or the National Speleological Society.
Published in The Washington Post on Jul. 11, 2010.