David Andrew Clark, 59, died Feb. 20, 2016, after an extended illness.
Born July 20, 1956, and raised in the United Kingdom, Clark moved to the Key Peninsula in 2000 when he married his wife, Judy. He was educated in two disciplines: culinary arts and mechanical-electrical engineering. Clark attained the level of Chef de Cuisine after working in large hotels in London, and later was awarded a certificate of excellence by the Siemens Corp. of Europe for his innovative design of an in-ear hearing aid. His hobbies included computers, photography, and talking and joking with his CB radio buddies, among whom he was very well known as “Wombat.” Before his illness, he and Judy loved taking road trips up and down the West Coast, but he particularly loved his home on the Key Peninsula. Clark is survived by his wife Judy and son Adam who wish to thank their community for the many acts of selfless generosity, kindness and support during this difficult time. The family is humbled beyond words. Friends will be notified of a celebration of Clark’s life to be held at a later date.