Oliver Roger Clark
Oliver Roger Clark

Louisville - Oliver Roger Clark, 87, died January 5, 2021 at his home in Louisville, Kentucky. A life-long resident of Louisville, he graduated from the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering where he was a member of the Sigma Tau fraternity. He subsequently obtained a graduate MBA degree from the University of Louisville.

After serving in the United States Navy from 1951 until 1954, he began his career with the General Electric Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Oliver was a talented electrical engineer, manager, inventor and patent holder at General Electric where he worked for over forty years until his retirement in 1995. He was also a past President of the J-Town Rotary, an Eagle Scouts Advisor and was active in mentoring aspiring engineers. He began caddying and playing golf as a high school teenager and maintained a passion and gift for the game of golf throughout his life.

Oliver is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Ann Pontrich Clark; daughters Diana Clark (Dr. Charles Levy) of Washington, D.C. and Susan Shultz Gelino (Joe Gelino) of Clinton, CT; and sons Timothy Clark (Reverend Dierdra Gray Clark) of New Rochelle, NY and David Clark (Patricia Clark) formerly of Charleston, SC who died on August 15, 2018. Oliver is also survived by twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ratterman and Sons. In lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution may be made in Oliver's name to Hosparus Health (hosparushealth.org or mailed to Hosparus Health, P.O. Box 35425, Louisville, Kentucky 40232) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org). A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Published by Courier-Journal from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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Ollie was a wonderful man who will be missed. We were friends for many years and Ollie and Mary Ann will always be dear to me.
Grace Wright
February 3, 2021