Stowe --John M. Clark, Sr. 85, passed away May 3, 2022 at The Copley Manor. John was born on July 12, 1936 in New Haven, Connecticut, a son of the late John B. & Mary Kelly Clark. He married Jeanne Halligan on July 18th 1964 in Madison, CT. Mr. Clark was a proud graduate of The University of Notre Dame, and was always proud of his time with the “Fighting Irish”. In the early 1960’s, As a member of the US Airforce, he served our country during the Berlin Wall Crises in Germany. John was a parishioner of the Blessed Sacred Church in Stowe. His professional career started at Cheeseborough-Ponds. Jack then became an executive at Schick Razor Company. Schick was purchased by Warrner-Lambert (now Pfizer) and he moved his family from Connecticut to Randolph, New Jersey. Jack was able to retire at the age of 50 and moved to his beloved Manchester, Vermont. During his time in Manchester, he was the very active in the community serving on the BOD of both the Hildene Home and the Hildene Classic and Antique Car Show and on the planning commission. He was a devoted Rotary member in Manchester and Stowe. After his wife Jeanne died in 2006, Jack move to Stowe to be near his grandchildren, JJ, Jack & Leocadia Clark. During the grandchildren’s athletic careers in Stowe, he was their biggest fan and became affectionately known as Grandpa to everyone in Stowe. Jack’s other passion was traveling the world. Whether it was a foliage drive in New England or a train trip in the Swiss Alps he was always on the move. After the progression of the Parkinson’s disease (and the Vermont DMV) took away his ability to drive his car he could be seen all over town on his trusty scooter. Rain, sleet, snow, construction even that pesky swamp couldn’t slow him down. He is survived by: his children, John M. Clark, Jr. and his wife Monica of Stowe and Mary Ellen Clark and her partner Carl Bonafede of Succasunna, New Jersey; his 3 grandchildren, JJ, Jack and Leocadia. He is predeceased by: his parents John B. & Mary Kelly Clark and his brother the Honorable Joseph Bernard Clark and wife Jeanne H. Clark. Next time you hear a good joke remember “Grandpa” with a smile. A remembrance mass will be held Friday May 20th at 12 noon at Blessed Sacrament in Stowe. A more formal funeral will be arranged around his birthday this July In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Green Mountain Adaptive Sports in honor of Mr. John Clark Sr.