Robert Wilson Clark, Jr. ’47

Robert Wilson Clark, Jr. ’47 died on August 16, 2005, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Born on March 29, 1924, in Waltham, MA, he prepared for college at Waltham High School and served for three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a navigator and a first lieutenant. As part of his training, he attended the Meteorology School at the College. After the war, he entered Bowdoin and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1947, he was in the insurance business in Boston for several years before joining the Air Force, serving first as a navigator and then as a pilot, before retiring in 1967 as a major. After studying for two years at the University of Washington, he became a mathematics teacher with the Highline School District in Seattle, WA. He also taught in Tacoma, WA, until his retirement. In 2000, he moved to Williamsburg. Surviving are his wife, Sheila Jones Clark, whom he married in 1985; a daughter, Kathryn L. Dragovich of La Crescenta, CA; a son, Robert A. Ozerov; a stepdaughter, Cynthia A. Jones of Atlanta, GA; a stepson, John S. Jones of Ellicott City, MD; and four grandchildren.