James G. Clark Jr.

Born: Thu., Sep. 27, 1934
Died: Wed., Jun. 3, 2020


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Our beloved husband and father, James G. Clark, Jr., 85, passed away surrounded by his family on June 3 in Youngsville, PA.  He was born on September 27, 1934 (on his father’s birthday) in Warren, PA to James G. Clark, Sr. and Isabel K. Clark.

Jim grew up in Youngsville, PA, and graduated from Youngsville High School in 1953. After high school he moved to Detroit, Michigan for a year to be trained in the field of auto industry sales and operations.  He returned to Youngsville and worked with his father and older brother at the local car dealership. Jim obtained sole proprietorship of Clark’s Ford which was a loved and respected fixture in town for over 50 years.  In 2011 he retired from and closed the doors of his business.  After the business closed, he stayed active by volunteering for the Army Corp of Engineers Kinzua Dam at the Big Bend Visitor Center.  He always enjoyed being with and helping people. Community was very important to Jim and he was an active force in his high school reunion committee keeping connection with his classmates throughout the years and having gatherings all the way through the class’s 60th year reunion and on. He also served as a member of the Warren County School District’s school board for a short time being the first member to represent Region 3.

In 1956, Jim married Barbara Ann Pierce in Warren, PA. They were married for 64 years and their commitment, dedication, and passion for one another was a tribute of love to all who knew them. Jim was a member of Pittsfield Otterbein Church and was active there in many ways over the years.  His unwavering love and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ made him a powerful influence as a youth leader.  Jim found great value in building long lasting relationships.  That authenticity of spirit caused him to have a great impact by sharing his passion for God with all he was around, wherever he was.  When this particular season of life ended, he stayed active in affecting lives for years in various roles as a lay leader, head usher, and more. Within these different capacities he felt the importance of staying relationally connected to people not only at church but also in the community in which he lived and worked.

He enjoyed a diverse amount of hobbies and interests that fluxed and shifted over the years but one thing that never changed was his devotion to his family.  Being one of 3 brothers and then having 3 daughters revealed a playful but incredibly loving, tender soul.  His 3 ‘dolls’ will always remember that term (one of many) as a warm, affectionate greeting that was spoken each time they talked.  Even at the end when their names escaped him, they were always “his dolls”.

Jim is survived by his spouse Barbara of Youngsville, PA; his 3 daughters: Kimberly (James) California of Warren, PA, Julie (David) Blick of Youngsville, PA, Stacey (Michael) Robinault of Youngsville, PA; his 2 brothers: Robert Clark of Youngsville, PA, and H. Dennis (Mary) Clark of Cranberry, PA.; his 10 grandchildren: James (Heather) California, Kristi California (Kyle) Simpson, Benjamin (Liz) Blick, Randi Blick, Nathaniel Blick, Josiah (Kiara) Blick, Christian Blick, Alexis Robinault (Tom) Sharkey, Tobi Robinault, and Riley Robinault; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and extended family. Jim was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend to many.  Jim was a deep soul and he spent much time building genuine relationships with those in his life and community.  He cared about people and spent many hours laughing and crying with them as they shared together their hurts and triumphs.  If you ever stopped by his dealership and sat in his office to chat, you know he loved much and was much loved!  

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, J. Gordon and Isabelle Clark and his sister-in-law Helen Clark.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to either Hospice of Warren County at hospiceofwarrencounty.com  or Pittsfield Otterbein Church at 258 Dalrymple St. Pittsfield, PA 16340.

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Alan & Patricia McCullough
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Clark Family: Please accept our condolences in your loss. Your family is tied to ours as Jim's parents were our neighbors! I went to High School with Stacey! You are in our thoughts & prayers at this time!

Bruce K Davis
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Clark family thankful for the opportunity to know Jim and you all over the years Bruce & Joyce Davis

Debra Nelson
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Dear Barb & Family,
Jim was a very important part of my Pittsfield past, especially the Youth group years in the 60's. I remember spending time in your home. Barb you pierced my ears. Kim you introduced me to my husband of 40 years. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace.
Gary & Debbie (Chappel) Nelson

June & Gib
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
To Barb and all the Clark Families,
I treasure all my memories of Jim and the Clark families. Our deepest of condolences go out to you all during this sad time.

Jim Markel
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Barb, Kim, Julie, Stacey & the rest of the family,
Our hearts are with you in your loss. Jim was an extraordinary Christian man and will greatly missed by so many whose lives he touched. Thankfully, Jim is even now rejoicing in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May your pain and sense of loss be comforted by the assurance of Jim's new home in Heaven.

Les & Betty Sanford
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
You have our sympathy.

I spent a lot of time at Clark's Ford. Probably starting 60 years ago when Jim and Gordy sponsored my Soap Box Derby Car. Washed cars for them and lots of little errands. I'll miss Jim.

Les

Linda Cataldo
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
My heart goes out to you Barb, Kim, Julie, Stacey and all of the grandkids and other family members. I always remembered how kind and loving your Dad and all of you always were. You are in my prayers, my thoughts and my heart. I know that Jesus welcomed him into the 'family' in Heaven.

Jill Bennett
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim truly was, as his memory will be, the REAL deal! So thankful that our paths were connected for a season. Until we meet again dear friend. Love, Jill

Tim & Stephanie Maze
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
Dear Kim,
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He sold us our first brand-new car, a Ford Mustang in 1979. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

Bill Kibbey
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
Barb and family I was so sorry to see Jim’s passing he will be greatly missed.

Rick Blakeslee
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
Saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. I grew up behind the dealership and was always excited to see the new model year cars they would get in. I worked as car clean up and detailer of cars the summer of 1968. I Got to know Jim well from there and church youth fellowship. Jim was a special man and a good influence in my life as I'm sure he was to many. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

Tricia Poston
   Posted Mon June 08, 2020
Barb and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was truly one of the best and will be missed.

Dot Kerner Nyberg
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
Clark family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I've been blessed to know your entire family.

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