Robert was born and raised in Malden, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Elmer S. and Stella I. (Mootrey) Clark. Dear brother of Bruce & Paula Taylor of Hamilton. Robert was a graduate of Malden High School with the Class of 1952 and he served with the U. S. Naval Reservists during the Korean War.
Robert married his “sweetheart” Joan L. Blaisdell on May 12, 1956; the couple settled in Wilmington where they raised their four wonderful daughters. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family; he was a very devoted dad, gramps, and great gramps. Bob loved family holiday and special celebrations; any occasion to get everyone together. Bob was always supportive of his family; he was there to lend a hand or an ear, whatever was needed. Bob and Joan shared many terrific years together with their family before her passing in 2008.
Prior to retiring, Bob was a computer specialist for Photon Industries for many years. Bob loved to tinker and build computers; he was ahead of his time in the computer industry. Bob was an excellent worker and a great friend to many of his co-workers.
Bob enjoyed being involved in community activities and he was always helping others. Bob was a member of A.I.M. (Access is Mandatory), he was active at the Wilmington Senior Center, he was the Past Exalted Ruler and honorary life time member of the Tewksbury Wilmington Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #2070, and a member of the Shriners. Bob was also very talented at making jewelry to share with family and friends.
Bob will be fondly remembered as a very simple man, he was kind, caring, and extremely polite. Bob always thought of others first and helped out whenever he could. In the past year Bob loved being a resident at Woodbriar of Wilmington, he enjoyed the staff, the activities, and made many friends with the other residents. Bob had a big heart; he was loved by many, and will be sorely missed.
Robert was the beloved husband of the late Joan L. (Blaisdell) Clark, devoted father of Cheryl A. Solombrino & her husband Stephen of Wilmington, Sharon L. Ciruolo & her husband Kevin of Athol, Robyn L. Marsh & her husband Daryn and Joy L. Clark & her husband Jim LaChapelle all of Wilmington, loving “Gramps” of Stacey Sawyer, Jeffrey & Kelly Sawyer, Christy & Corey Coonradt, Jarred & Ashley Sawyer, Nicholas Ciruolo, Adam & Kat Sawyer, Jennifer Ciruolo & Shannon Petrucci, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Katy & Mark Chmiel, Abby Marsh, and Bekah Marsh, “Great Gramps” of Alicia Lessard –Sawyer, Stefanie, Danielle & Tyler Coonradt, Joey & Aaron Sawyer, Kasey O’Sullivan, Lea & Jeffrey Joseph Sawyer and Jake Ciruolo, cherished son of the late Elmer S. & Stella I. (Mootrey) Clark. Bob loved his brother Bruce & his wife Paula very much.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 22nd from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Woodbriar of Wilmington, Attn: Activites Fund, 90 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887.