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James Robert "Bob" Clark


1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
James Robert "Bob" Clark Obituary
MAJ. JAMES CLARK U.S. Army, Retired 1945-2017 James Robert "Bob" Clark passed away peacefully, May 24, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's and a hemorrhagic stroke, in his sleep, at his Las Vegas home. Bob attended Hawthorne High School, California, and graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. Bob pursued a 20-year career in television news and documentary before starting his own company, BC Productions. He produced award-winning documentaries and was awarded the National Columbia DuPont Award in Journalism, among many other distinctions. Bob was a U.S. Army "soldier for life," retiring with the rank of major. He served in South East Asia, in Thailand, during the Vietnam War as commander of a Signal Group based in Udon Thani, Thailand, at the Udorn Royal Thai Air Base. They were responsible for supporting land line communications for Army units in northern Thailand such as the 7th Radio Research Field Station in Nong Soong, Thailand. Bob married Alice Shillock at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, March 17, 1990. Bob was preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Viola Clark; along with his brother, Tom Clark. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Alice; his four children, Erika Clark (Russ Tippets), Ingrid Freyinger (Claus), Kristopher Clark and Jimmy Clark. He is also survived by his brother, Larry Clark; and four grandchildren, Valentino and Estella Tippets, and Markus and Alexandra Freyinger. Bob will be remembered for his remarkable sense of humor, superb scriptwriting, direction in broadcast and video production, and unstoppable sense of adventure. Bob adored golf and played even with his Parkinson's "handicap" right up until two weeks before the stroke. Services will be at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. Reception to follow, in Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Keep Memory Alive Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106, or go to www.keepmemoryalive.org
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