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In Memory of

Joseph Guyon Clark

August 17, 1935 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Joseph Guyon Clark died peacefully at home on March 28, 2015, after a long battle with
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. He was born in Staten Island, New York, on August 17,
1935, the first son of Helen Bailey Clark and Austin Guyon Clark. Mr. Clark grew up in Staten
Island with his sister, Helen Roberta, his brother, Paul Joseph, and many close relatives and
friends, to whom he was affectionately known as "Biff." He graduated from St. Peter's High
School in 1952 and Villanova University in 1956 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. On
May 19, 1962,...

Joseph Guyon Clark died peacefully at home on March 28, 2015, after a long battle with
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. He was born in Staten Island, New York, on August 17,
1935, the first son of Helen Bailey Clark and Austin Guyon Clark. Mr. Clark grew up in Staten
Island with his sister, Helen Roberta, his brother, Paul Joseph, and many close relatives and
friends, to whom he was affectionately known as "Biff." He graduated from St. Peter's High
School in 1952 and Villanova University in 1956 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. On
May 19, 1962, he married Helen Jean Robinson in Bethesda, MD. They have three
daughters: Katherine Helen (married to Dennis Hogan), Janet Roberta (married to Scott
Springer), and Carol Susan (married to Robert Berry), and 11 grandchildren: Kristin Julie
Hogan, Erin Bailey Hogan, Kerry Eileen Hogan, Thomas Clark Hogan, Julia Nicole Springer,
Michelle Clara Springer, Katherine Delores Berry, Alexander Nicholas Berry, Ryan Joseph
Berry, Eric George Berry, and Jackson Robert Berry. A resident of Bowie, MD, since 1964,
he spent summers in Bethany Beach, DE.

Mr. Clark was employed by the National Security Agency for 38 years, where he served in the
Research and Engineering organization as a supervisory engineer and branch chief. He was
instrumental in the development of microelectronics and their application to the design and
building of large special computer systems. An original member of the "Poolside Six" from his
bachelor days, he remained close to this network of work friends and their families throughout
his life. Upon his retirement in 1994, he worked part time for the City of Bowie as a
transportation coordinator and bus driver, driving senior citizens and delivering meals to
shutins.

He also served on the city's Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Clark was active in the St. Pius X Church parish and enjoyed sports. At St. Pius, he was a
Eucharistic minister, usher, offertory counter, and played on their Interfaith League sports
teams. He pitched for a Northern Virginia Baseball League team, coached softball, and was a
referee for the Bowie Soccer Association. He was an active member of Belair Bath and
Tennis, where he enjoyed playing tennis and swimming. He also relished walking, cycling,
and the company of wonderful friends and neighbors in Bowie and Bethany Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Chesapeake. Donations can be
sent to Hospice of Chesapeake, Philanthropy Department, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena,
MD 21122, or online at hospicechesapeake.org.