Jack Clark

November 8, 1940 - December 13, 2016
Jack Clark

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John J. Clark, “Jack”, age 76, of New Port Richey, passed away December 13, 2016 under the care of Gulfside Hospice while surrounded by his loving family.  He was born to John J. Clark and Clair Dillon on November 8, 1940 in Kearny, NJ.  Jack served proudly in the National Guard.  He came to Florida in 1999 after retiring from his position as a Manufacturing comptroller.

An avid traveler, gardener and pool player for the APA league, Jack’s real and abiding passion were for his family and friends. Jack was known for his entertaining storytelling, his memorable laugh and his generosity. Everyone seemed to know him everywhere he went because of his welcoming nature, natural warmth and charisma.  His optimism and happiness made him a wonderful person to spend time with. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Aside from his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his brother, Harry Joseph Clark.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Patricia; his son, John J. Clark; his daughter, Susan Montgomery (Jason); his niece, Lauren Ross; his granddaughters, Olivia and Kaitlyn Montgomery; his sister-in-law Joanne Clark; and many more loving family members and dear friends.

Visitation for Jack will be held at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at 11:30am, followed by a private repass.

Please consider making a contribution to Gulfside Hospice in Jack’s name in lieu of sending flowers.  A link is provided on the donation tab.


Friday, December 16, 2016
11:30 AM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Directions
8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653


Thursday, December 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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  • December 13, 2016
    Harry Clark says:
    All my love and prayers, Godfather. We are all lucky to have known you.

  • December 14, 2016
    Michelle Clark says:
    Uncle Jack, I will miss your smile, laugh, and your story telling. You were a wonderful uncle. I will love you forever and never forget how special you were to me.

  • December 14, 2016
    Dennis and Janet Kennedy says:
    You have been a very good friend for too many years to count--you will be missed by many.

  • December 15, 2016
    Kae Card lit a candle:
    Lit since December 15, 2016 at 12:42:31 PM

  • December 15, 2016
    Heather Ross-Conigliari says:
    Uncle Jack I will always treasure your smile, welcoming nature and the openness with which you greeted us all. I enjoyed your company as a child growing up with Susan and John like I was their sister in your home. I will carry you forward in my heart.

  • December 16, 2016
    Sarah Magavero says:
    Jack will be greatly missed by his Publix family. He was a very sweet man and brought joy and laughter to all of those around him. I will miss his stories and smile. Prayers to his family during this time. God Bless you all. Rest In Peace Jack.

  • December 23, 2016
    Susan Clark Montgomery says:
    Daddy, For the second time in my life I have no words. Please know we love you and always be proud of me. I love you Daddy!!