Obituary of Philip Clark
Philip R. Clark, 87, of Boonton Township, NJ
Philip R. Clark, 87, of Boonton Township, NJ, passed away on March 28, 2018, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Philip resided in Tennessee, Washington, DC, and Mountain Lakes, NJ, before settling in Boonton Township. Philip and his family spent their summers in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Philip graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and attended Oakridge School of Reactor Technology in Tennessee. Philip was the President and CEO of GPU Nuclear in Parsippany, NJ.; Associate Director of Reactors, Naval Reactors Division, Department of Energy. He was a Director of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, a Director of the Association of Edison Electric Companies, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
A devout Roman Catholic, Philip was a parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mountain Lakes, NJ. He was also a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 7-9 PM and Friday, March 30, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Dangler Lewis and Carey Funeral Home, 312 West Main Street Boonton, NJ 07005. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 9:30 AM, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 10 North Pocono Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046. Interment will follow immediately at Holy Rood Cemetery, 61 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Philip is survived by his beloved wife Jeanne C. (Cushing) Clark, whom he married in 1953; his devoted children Philip R. Clark, Jr. (Lili), Margaret A. Gatti (the late Richard), Andrew J. Clark (Cynthia Roberts), Mary T. Clark, Michael A. Clark (Cheryl), Jeanne M. Clark, MD (Stephen Smolka) and Robert F. Clark (Lorena Palagonia); his caring sister Marjorie O’Loughlin; his cherished grandchildren Benjamin, Nancy, Danny, Elizabeth, Matthew, Katherine, Carolina and Robert D.; his adored great-granddaughter Lily.