Robert Stephen Clark was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Baltimore, giving him no other option than to be a faithful Orioles fan. He was a city-boy through and through, always staying away from wheelbarrows, “because he didn’t know anything about heavy equipment.” As a young man, he served in the Army during World War II, then returned to Maryland and married Pauline Starkey, who had recently moved to the city from the Eastern Shore. Together, they raised three sons, Stephen, David and Robert.
The most important moment of his life came at the age of 49 when he acknowledged his need of a Savior, turning from a life of sin and poor choices to the saving power of Jesus Christ, who granted him a new life.
His beloved “Polly” preceded him to heaven in 2008. In January 2012, he made the huge step of leaving his familiar surroundings to move to North Newton, where the Kidron Bethel community and his new friends at Newton Bible Church made him feel at home. Dad passed into the presence of Jesus on April 15, 2016, and being a “numbers-guy,” knew he was 90 years, 5 months and 10 days old. He will be missed, but only for a season until, by death or rapture, his loved ones here who know Christ join him in Glory.
Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Newton Bible Church, immediately followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Newton Bible Church Missions or America’s Keswick.