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Robert Kare Clark

June 8, 1929 — April 9, 2024

Fort Myers

Robert Kare Clark

Robert, “Bob” or “Bobby”, Kare Clark went home to be with the Lord at the age of 94 on April 9th 2024 in Fort Myers, Florida. He lived an extraordinary life to be celebrated. He was born on June 8, 1929 near the family homestead, Twin Oaks Farm, with his twin sister JoAnn, in Caledonia, Ohio. He was a born fighter, as he was not expected to survive long after his birth. However, in true, “Bobby” fashion, he proved otherwise, and would grow to leave an incredible legacy. 

After a childhood on the family farm, Bob worked as a teletype operator for the Erie Railroad. He later entered the army in December of 1950 and served in Korea. He married the love of his life, Martha, and they had one son, Bradley. A hard worker, Bob built their family home in Marion, OH. After his time in the army, Bob returned to working for the railroads as a train dispatcher. Upon retiring from his career, Bob and Martha moved to Bonita Springs, FL and were active grandparents. Bob had a passion for fishing and boating, growing up with frequent trips to Lake Erie and eventually an annual trip to the Florida Keys with his son and other fishing buddies. Bob was a talented artist, painting dozens of realistic portraits of sea life and nostalgic scenery. Also a skilled woodworker, he hand built pieces of furniture that have become family heirlooms. He also tried his hand at photography, documenting his time in Korea and later, his grandchildren growing up. He was a present and loving grandfather, always there to support and dote on his granddaughters. 

A fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, he and his twin sister were sure to attend football games whenever they could. He was also a season-ticket holder for the Florida Gulf Coast University Basketball Program. 

 Bob was well known for his kindness, resilience, tender heartedness, and properness - always wanting to look sharp for every occasion! In recent years, his family and other caregivers all noted how impressed they were with his intelligence, tech-savviness, humor, dignified tact, and ability to recall his fondest memories.

A cherished father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Bob’s life has touched many and will continue to make an impact as his life story is shared by his loved ones.
 
 Bob joins his beloved Martha, son Bradley, parents William and Ruth, and twin sister JoAnn in eternity. He is remembered by his daughter-in-law Karen Clark, his granddaughters Rebecca and Rachel; her husband Cort; and Bob’s six nephews and their wives William Oris and Jeanne Murphy; John Oris; James Oris and Lori Isaacson; Robert Oris; Charles and Kelly Oris; and Michael and Krista Oris.
 
Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. April 29th at the Caledonia Memorial Methodist Church. Funeral Service will be held on April 29th at 11:30 at the church with Pastor Terry Burkhardt officiating. The location of Bob's funeral service has great meaning; he has been involved with the church since his birth and the church had been established in 1830 in part by the Clark and Whiteamire families.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Caledonia Memorial Methodist Church or The Tunnel To Towers Foundation, which supports veterans and their loved ones.


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Visitation

Monday, April 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Caledonia Memorial Methodist Church

245 S. Main Street, Caledonia, 43314

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 29, 2024

11:30am - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

Caledonia Memorial Methodist Church

245 S. Main Street, Caledonia, 43314

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