Gary Clark
1948 - 2019
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Gary Clark passed peacefully at home in Bradford on August 15th surrounded by his family. There will be a memorial at Bradford Center Meetinghouse August 24th at noon.

Gary was born August 9, 1948 in Winchester, MA to Louise and George Clark. He grew up in Carlisle, MA, graduated from Concord-Carlisle High, Yale University, and the Brattleboro School for International Training.

He held a fascinating career as a translator, working for the United Nations and World Bank. While living in Washington, DC, he met his love, David Lee Holland. They were among the first gay couples to legally wed in New Hampshire where they spent happy decades living on a hillside in Bradford on property they made into a conservation easement.

Gary was the first lymphoma patient in New Hampshire to undergo a rigorous experimental treatment, more to further the advancement of science than to prolong his life. He had a prodigious intellect, but was humble, playful and compassionate.

Gary was pre-deceased by his father and husband. He leaves behind his mother Louise Clark, brothers Rob and Don Clark, sisters Laurie Buchar and Nancy Herter, loving in-laws, their families, and countless friends. There was never a kinder, gentler soul.

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Published in Concord Montior on Aug. 20, 2019.
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August 26, 2019
We knew Gary and David when they lived in DC. Always had so much fun. Missed them so much when they moved, but kept in touch. A beautiful, wonderful couple.
Barbara Johnson
August 23, 2019
To Gary & David- I am glad you two are cruising the Heavens together. Not that there ever was separation after David surrendered his body. There's no separation from our hearts and your spirits. You both did human so well. What a gift!!! Thank you for all that you have been. Please, stay close to Bradford Center and serve up some mischief and awe - make us cry and make us laugh.
To the rest of the clan- my clan sends their Love and Blessings. We are so fortunate to have you all in our hearts. Mia is the one who can pass on our hearts condolences and support.
Namaste. All Blessings to You. Sweet Travels Gary!
Conrad Szymkowicz
August 20, 2019
Gary and David were long time friends in Washington, DC with me and my partner Gary Walsh. We shared many happy years together. I was instrumental in introducing David Holland to Gary when he asked about the "blonde boy at the bookstore". My Gary and I listened to the joy they had in creating their little house in New Hampshire. A more loving, honest and true friend could not be found. God Bless Gary, we love and miss you. Donald
Donald Dewey
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