Mark Clippard
1965 - 2020
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Clippard, Mark
1965 - 2020
Mark Richard Clippard, age 55, passed away on August 3, 2020. He was born on June 8, 1965 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is survived by his loving parents, Richard and Patricia; his sister, Joanne (Joey) Thompson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark is preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles. When Mark was younger, he enjoyed spending time at the beaches in Florida. Mark graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School where he played basketball. He then went on to attend, and graduate, from Capital University to continue his journey in basketball. Mark also enjoyed baseball, golf and softball. Mark's family will receive friends from 4-6pm on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH FUNERAL HOME, 5554 Karl Road. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1300 Urban Drive in Columbus, 11am Monday, August 10, 2020. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored to ensure safety for everyone attending. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Anthony St. Vincent de Paul. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory or words of encouragement to the family.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 10, 2020
To The Clippard family

On behalf of the students, faculty, administration and alumni of Saint Francis DeSales High School please accept our condolences on the loss of this beautiful soul.

To all who were blessed to know Mark it was apparent that he was a man who valued his faith, his family and his friends. He had a wonderful ability to make all with whom he interacted feel valued.

To his incredible family and friends please know that we hold you in our prayers during these difficult days. May you find Christ's peace through the warmth of your memories.

Eternal life be granted to him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him

Peace and God's Blessings
Dan Garrick
Principal
Saint Francis DeSales High School
Dan Garrick
Friend
August 10, 2020
St Anthony Class of '79 was a very special class. Our class became very close during our 8th grade year. Great grade school memories. Mark, we will miss you. Teresa Julian Romanelli
Teresa romanelli
August 9, 2020
I think I first met Mark while playing basketball at the YMCA on Sandalwood. Our shared love of basketball made us fast friends. He was just a great, giving and very personable guy. We had a lot of great times and adventures that didn’t always please our parents, but they are memories I will always cherish and often tell to others.
One of my fondest memories of Mark occurred when he was playing basketball for Capital and I was playing for Baldwin-Wallace. We were playing against each other, but Mark was in the game and I was on the bench sitting next to another mutual friend of ours named Chris Levette (aka “Crazy Larry”). Mark made a great play and was able to finish it off with a two-handed slam dunk. Chris and I were so happy for Mark that we stood up and gave each other a high five, which earned us both stern and disappointing looks from our coaches, as well as, permanent seats on the bench for the rest of the game.
Our lives seemed to go in different directions after about age 30 or so and we lost touch with each other, but I will always consider Mark one of my best friends. He will be missed.
Brad Rinehart
Friend
August 9, 2020


This part is for Cheese Mark:
I sit here not getting the opportunity to tell you that I feel like I was not just your Bartender but a part of the bar family. You were so silly, generous, kind, intelligent. Your nickname for me (BMW'S- for those of you that story, great. If you don't, and want to know, please ask me more privately). Oh, and with your Dad on that one...
Pull tabs, rip offs, "bar crack" (again another story for another time) 2..4...6...8......
The random night phone calls to just tell a joke.

You fought hard and I hope you are at peace.
Til we meet again
Love and hugs
A
Allison Raney
Friend
August 9, 2020
I dated Mark while we attended capital University and after graduation. He was truly a Wonderful person. So kind and caring. He loved sports, boating and being on the water. He also never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I have so many wonderful memories of Mark and I am truly heartbroken. Hugs go out to his parents dick and Pat and his sister Joey.
Chris Swanlund Mabie
Friend
August 9, 2020
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August 7, 2020
Dear Dick and Pat: I am so very sorry for the loss of you loved one. Mark and my daughter Martha were classmates. May God's love strengthen you and your family through these difficult times. All my love and prayers. Barbara Montell
Barbara Montell
Friend
August 7, 2020
Mark and I were basketball teammates in high school, then played against each other in college. I have great memories of the 3 years we overlapped at DeSales. There were lots of laughs and I know he was particularly close with his classmates (Tim, Todd, Bill, Steve) his senior year. I can't picture him with anything other than a smile!

So sorry to hear this news, sending thoughts and prayers to the entire Clippard family.

Mark Mnich
Mark Mnich
Friend
August 7, 2020
Mark and I played together at DeSales, then against each other in college. He was a grade ahead of me, but I remember his sense of humor and the good times we had over the 3 years of overlap at DeSales. There were lots of laughs among us, and I know he was especially close to his classmates on those teams (Tim, Todd, Steve, Bill).

Thoughts and prayers are with the Clippard family.

Mark Mnich
Mark Mnich
Friend
August 7, 2020
I am sending this with sadness. Loosing a child should never happen.
Larry Lowe
Friend
August 6, 2020
We lived down the street from the Clippards. I also went to DeSales. I remember watching Mark practice basketball in the driveway all the time! I was a basketball statistician and really enjoyed watching him play. I also remember loving his Jeep and wanting one too. Prayers for his family.
Missy Headlee Gibbons
Neighbor
August 6, 2020
Mark and I were friends in grade school and high school... played sports together and got into a little trouble together... though I have lost contact with him over the years, I have great memories of him still to this day. RIP my friend
Dan Connor
Friend
August 6, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.....I’m so sorry✝

Annette DiMichaelangelo
Friend
August 6, 2020
Many many great childhood memories growing up with Mark & Joanne and the Clippard family, including trips to upstate NY, climbing the tree in their backyard, and riding unicycles. I joined in on all the fun at their house and was affectionately nicknamed the hitchhiker. So sorry to hear about Mark. I remember him fondly. He was a genuinely kind person with a great outlook and love for life. My heart aches for the Clippard family. Mark will be sorely missed!
Respectfully, Linda (Connor) White
Linda White (Connor)
Friend
August 6, 2020
Nothing but fond memories growing up with Mark and his family . Our families skied and sailed at Alum creek . He was great at basketball . Prayers to his family ❤- Paul and Becky Chatel
Becky and Paul Chatel
Friend
August 6, 2020
I remember Mark as a little boy out running and playing just being all boy. Then later in life playing baskerball and watching him mature into a fine young man. Always a smile and a wave. Later in his life helping his parents what a loss to all who knew him. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you.
Bob& Joan Blume
Friend
August 6, 2020
Please accept my condolences . I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the word of God comfort and strengthen you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
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