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Samuel C. Clark

Samuel C. Clark, age 42
He died in San Francisco on April 15, in the aftermath of several manic episodes resulting from bipolar disorder. He is survived by his father Max in Shanghai, his mother Barbara in Naples, FLA and his brother Tom in Saudi Arabia. He was raised in Belmont, MA, and attended Belmont High School, where he starred in many theatrical productions, excelled in vocal ensembles, and served as president of his class. He also lived overseas with his family and made many friends in Bogota, Colombia; Manila, Philippines; Larnaca, Cyprus; and Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated from Yale University in 1996, majoring in political science and international relations. He was a member of the Yale Glee Club, and traveled with them throughout Europe. Thereafter, his career was spent in San Francisco, a city he dearly loved. He worked for META Group starting in 1998, and then worked primarily in corporate marketing for a succession of business software firms, including PeopleSoft, SAP, and Workday. He loved snowboarding, running, and most importantly to him, being with his friends. Sam will be remembered for his wit, fun costumes, kindness and love for life. He had a big heart and will be forever missed. His relatives and friends are planning a memorial service to be held on 13 June 2015 in San Francisco. Boston-area friends will hold a memorial service on August 15; contact mark.staton@wwu.edu for details. Condolences can be posted, and details on the SF memorial service can be seen, at www.facebook.com/sam.c.clark.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from May 5 to May 6, 2015.
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May 27, 2020
Sam was my suite mate my sophomore year at Yale. He was funny. I can still see his smile.
Marcus Dalzine
Friend
April 29, 2019
I miss him so much.
Thomas Clark
Family
June 13, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of cousin Sam's passing and struggles. I have fond memories of our childhood, and wish that our relationship had translated to adulthood. My condolences and love to Barb, Max, and Tom. I hope that Sam has found some peace and we all find it as well. Lots of love.
Sarah Clark-Mitchell
June 13, 2015
The world has lost yet another sensitive and intelligent and funny adventurer.
Benjamin Clark
May 24, 2015
I am so sad to hear of Sam's passing. He was such a smart, sensitive, and talented person. He will never be forgotten.
Jenna Picceri
May 12, 2015
I was his brother, but I did not know him very well. I have been overseas for the last 14 years. The Sam that I knew would have never quit. I miss that Sam and I hope that the Sam of today and the Sam of yesterday are at peace and that someday, I can understand why this had to happen
May 12, 2015
I was his brother, but I did not know him very well. I have been overseas for the last 14 years. The Sam that I knew would have never quit. I miss that Sam and I hope that the Sam of today and the Sam of yesterday are at peace and that someday, I can understand why this had to happen.
May 7, 2015
I'm happy to say I knew Sam. We lived together in San Francisco last year. He was a great guy with a big heart. He will be missed.
Zach Zimmerman
May 7, 2015
Sam was a wonderful class president and a delightful presence


















Sam was a wonderful class president and a delightful presence at BHS. So sad
Foster Wright
May 6, 2015
So sad to see this bright light go out. May his memory be a blessing.
Cynthia Freeman
May 6, 2015
Sam could always bring a smile to your face with his amazing wit and that twinkle in his eye. What a beautiful soul he was and how lucky I am to have known him.
Sara Wolverson
May 6, 2015
So very sad to hear of Sam's passing. I have such wonderful memories of him from our years together in high school. He always added such gaiety with his spontaneity and humor. He will be greatly missed by so many.
Jen Singler
May 6, 2015
Sam is a great soul - he brought sunshine to my college days
cher duffield
May 6, 2015
Your energetic style will always be remembered. Gone but not forgotten.
Claudia Fonte Vigorito
May 6, 2015
If you are interested in attending the memorial service in San Francisco on June 13, please message me directly at conner.alana@gmail.com.
Alana Conner
May 6, 2015
So saddened to hear of Sam's death. So many happy memories of a childhood friend.
Laura (Canavan) Patterson
May 6, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. I hope your memories bring comfort to your family.
May 6, 2015
Farewell, my funny friend. You burned so bright in life it's hard to imagine how the world will have enough light without you.
Alaana Conner
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