In memory of
We are so sad to announce the death of our beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle, Kevin Clark. Kevin was 59 years old and passed away suddenly in his home in Garden City, Long Island on October 5, 2019. Surviving him are his wife Denise, son Kevin, mother and father, Paul and Dorothy Clark, and siblings Maureen Clark-Gallagher (Jack), and Paul F. Clark (Patricia). He was also the "cool" uncle to numerous nieces and nephews who admired his independent and rebellious spirit, his sense of humor, and his tattoos. Kevin was formerly a member of the New York City Police Department and retired in 2002. During his tenure there, he was on the New York City FEMA team and responded to such national tragedies as the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 and the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in 2001 where he worked on the pile. Among numerous other achievements during his 20 years at the NYPD, he was a critical member of the communications and electronics division, helping to integrate new and emerging technologies into the department. Lastly, he was inducted into the NYPD Honor Legion, the oldest fraternal organization in the NYPD, inducting members of all ranks based on departmental recognition and for "deeds of valor." Thereafter, he owned his own company and worked as an IT consultant. He was a renaissance man of many talents and hobbies including woodworking, photography, audio recording, engineering and most recently, motorcycle riding. But most of all, he was a proud father and the greatest supporter of Kevin B. Clark, an accomplished jazz musician and graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Most recently, he was working on crafting a new handmade guitar for Kevin B. under his own name and in his own recently restored wood shop. The nearly finished guitar will be completed by one of New York's top guitar technicians. Kevin B. will use it for the rest of his career. We will celebrate Kevin's life at a memorial and request that you share the news of Kevin's passing.
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