Henry “Harry” Caldwell Clark, 94, passed away July 12, 2021, in Kingston Springs, TN.
Born in Orange, New Jersey on January 10, 1927, Henry Caldwell (“Harry”) Clark, Jr enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1944 at the age of seventeen and saw action in the Pacific Theater on a mine sweeper, embarking on Okinawa in October of 1945. After receiving a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America, he married Jeanne Sgueo of Arlington, Virginia in 1949 and moved to New Jersey, where their three children were born.
After a corporate career that took him to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, he co-founded a small company, Bloomer Plastics in Bloomer, Wisconsin, in 1971. Selling his share of the growing business in 1984, he retired with Jeanne, first to Naples, Florida, and later to Jefferson City and, in 2000, to Kingston Springs, Tennessee.
As in business, Harry made a success of his nearly forty-year retirement, sailing, golfing, playing the steel guitar, forming new friendships, traveling, and actively participating in community life. Retirement also afforded him the time to pursue such intellectual interests as learning Spanish, studying Latin, and reading about history and the origins of language. He was a generous supporter of charitable causes, often involving the Roman Catholic Church, his lifelong faith community.
Harry’s family and friends will remember him for his strength and lucidity, keen intellect, unwavering principles, dry sense of humor, life-long loyalty to the New York Yankees, and devotion to his wife Jeanne. Even in his final months, his family relied on him for advice and wisdom.
He is survived by Jeanne, his wife of seventy-two years, his children Henry Caldwell Clark III and wife Kathleen of Lebanon, New Hampshire; June Clark of Sacramento, California; Stephen Michael Clark and wife Sheila of Nashville, Tennessee; and two grandchildren, Newell Henry Clark and Sean Patrick Clark.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Henry Catholic , 6401 Harding Pk, Nashville,Tn, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM followed by interment with military honors, Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN 37203-4226.