John Lawrence Clark

Jul 23 1950
Oct 26 2021
71 Years
West Bradford Township

John Lawrence Clark, 71, of West Bradford Township, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. He was the beloved husband Joan Peachey Clark with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Lawrence S. Clark and Ann Leusky Vasko. 

John was an area resident all his life and a 1969 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was employed by Palace Packaging in Downingtown as a machinist retiring in 2012. 

John enjoyed model trains, antique and hot rod automobiles, boating, fishing, NASCAR, watching football and also working on automobiles. He was always willing to lend a hand and help out anyone in need. 

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children; Stephanie Ray of Coatesville, Kelly Clark of Ocean Pines, Maryland and Jonathan Clark of Paradise, PA, and two grandchildren; Jian Joobeen and Emma Clark-Metz.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA with visitation from 10:00 AM to the time of the service. The funeral home is asking attendees to wear masks to protect those in attendance with preexisting conditions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brandywine Valley SPCA at:

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 13 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA, 19365


To the are in my thoughts and prayers.
I graduated with John. He was always smiling and always polite

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I remember, while roaming the halls of OHS, you carried the needed books (always with protective covers), across your chest as you hurried along to the next period of "learning". When we crossed paths you never failed to to say hi. No matter what was bouncing around in my head, I always felt better when I heard your greeting mixed with a smile and your trademark chuckle- that seemed involve the entire upper half of your body. I will keep that permanent memory close. I know that the grace with which you lived and loved will keep and comfort your beloved and family, at this hour of "moving on". Thanks, John

With respect and gratitude,

John & Kit Hagan

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To my long-time friend!!   God Bless.  Thoughts and prayers to your !

Johnny Tucker

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Dear Joan, Stephanie, Kelly and Jonathan , Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. There is no preparing for the loss of a spouse or parent and we each grieve in our own personal way and time. John will always be Johnny to me as we were not only cousins, but playmates as well from an early age. I was the only girl in the neighborhood and I never remember him being unkind to me. He had such an endearing smile and such a kind manner. Johnny will be missed many. Love, Jimmie and Carol

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