In memory of
Stafford Orr Clark
Clark, Stafford Orr died peacefully Oct 12, 2016 at St. Luke's Surrey Place after a long illness following a stroke. Born in 1937, raised in St. Louis and lived in Ladue. He was 78. Stafford graduated from the Leelanau Prep School in Michigan and Ranken Technical School in St. Louis, attended the Universities of Missouri and Colorado, and completed a tour of duty in the U.S. Army. He pursued a career in architecture for 30 years in Denver, CO designing high-end houses and additions for notable Denver business and community leaders which continued upon his return to St. Louis in the nineties. A lifetime collector of model trains, he was a member of the Big Bend Railroad Club, the German American Heritage Society, the English-Speaking Union and The Lunch Club, all of St. Louis. His former wife and mother of their two sons, Judith Siemens Clark, died in 2005. He was the son of the late Marjorie Bach and Benjamin Warren Clark of Ladue, nephew of the late Alice Clark Day Peddle and Laurence Sturgis Day of Clayton, Otto Bach (Cile) of Denver, Jeannie Bach Woerfel (Blake) of Seattle and Robert Bach of Chicago. He is survived by sons Stafford Scott Clark (Samantha), Greenwich, CT, Robert Orr Clark (Melissa), Clayton and three grandchildren, Isabella, Sophia and Finnian, sister Marjorie Clark Shoemaker (Dan), Bucks County PA, brother Warren Lewis Clark, Webster Groves, devoted friend and cousin Laurence Clark Day of Ladue, and a host of close friends and weekend tennis doubles partners. Following his enlivened interest in art and classical music, he was a life-long patron of St. Louis Symphony concerts and attendee at many art gallery events. He pursued his passion for classic car shows and museums across the country with equally avid friends. Staf's varied sociability, love of polo matches and parties with crowds of friends often punctuated by his humorous one-liners and dry wit will be long recalled with a smile and hearty laugh. He will be loved, remembered, and missed by all who knew him so well. Contributions to a charity of your choice would be honored and appreciated. A private family memorial service will be held at Bellefontaine Cemetery in the near future.
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