Francis Clark
1928 - 2019
McAvoy O'Hara
4545 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
Francis Joseph Clark

January 26, 1928 – August 1, 2019

An honorable and kind man of faith, Frank Clark passed on his 66th wedding anniversary to the welcoming arms of his beloved wife Noel and Our Lord. His long well lived life of commitment to God, family, friends, learning, good works and care for the poor was a model to his 8 living children Peter (Elise), Carolyn, Gregory (Liz), Francis (deceased), Mary, Christopher (Gerri), Andrew (Carol), John, Julia (Chris Dobel), 13 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

Frank/Pops/Gramps born in Suffern, NY to Francis X + Julia Ryan Clark, younger brother to George Clark + Jean Clark Petrich, raised in Stony Point, left NY for Marine Corps service, Santa Clara University + Orange Bowl football team + lifelong friends through whom he met Noel Paynter. Frank + Noel = Clark family and hard work, family rosaries, dinner + discussion, football, boxing + baseball, Stinson Beach, reading + writing, celebrating family accomplishments, Roy Campbell, poetry & language, Iberia Productions, music appreciation, H.E.W., Rescue Now, Health + Human Services, cigars, Paynter, Clark + Petrich relatives, philosophy, Vatican Observatory, visits to Castel Gandolfo + Bucci Ristorante, astrophysics, world travels with family + friends, La Madre de los Pobres legacy with Dr. Francis Curry + Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, and always daily Mass. We will remember above all Frank's faith and love for his family.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial Mass, Saturday, September 21, 12 noon, St. Brendan's Church, 29 Rockaway Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Donations in memory of Frank Clark can be made to La Madre de los Pobres (

Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2019.
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Memorial Mass
St. Brendan's Church
29 Rockaway Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Funeral services provided by:
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On behalf of my dad who passed less than a month prior, Frank was a tremendous friend and confidant. To all of his children, it was my honor to know him. His legacy of hard work and charitable demeanor will always admired and remembered.

John Fouts
John Fouts
September 27, 2019
What a wonderful man who raised wonderful children. Francis truly is a man of great faith and as a consequence an incredible role model for his children and all the rest if us! To his daugther Julia, Anna, Chris, Andrew and all of the Clark family , all of our prayers are with you. But know he is as close to Pur Lird and Our Lady in Paradiso, that anyone can get!!!
The Alioto-Veronese Family
Angela Alioto
September 9, 2019
What a beautiful man and a pillar of all that we hold dear - faith, family and friendship. I'm so sorry for the whole Clark Family who will miss their Pops so much but I pray you are consoled knowing that you will see him again when you are each called Home.

The Meehan Family
Dolores Meehan
September 9, 2019
What a wonderful, special man. Frank was a beloved alum of the Tuesday Night Dinner crew, and we will miss his humor and compassion. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Clarks, and thank you for sharing your dad with all of us.

The Crudo Family
September 9, 2019
On behalf of the Mallen and Malley families I wish peace and comfort
to the Clark Family.We will never forget Frank's friendship to our brother and father,Pat.
Alana Mallen
September 6, 2019
Requiescat in Pace Frank. It was always good to talk to you as a Classmate.
Robert Knebel, '52
September 2, 2019
gOOD OLD FRANK cLARK; Frank was a good friend & classmate. While I didn't play on the 1950 Orangr Bowl team, I got to know him well. Thanks for printing the obituary; there was a lot about him that I didn't know. Norm Slaught, Class of 1952
August 30, 2019
Andy, My condolences to you and the family. May he Rest in Peace
Norman Dudum
August 26, 2019
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