Obituary: John Worth Clark, Feb. 23, 1961, to Sept. 10, 2017 |

Obituary: John Worth Clark, Feb. 23, 1961, to Sept. 10, 2017

John Worth Clark

John Worth Clark, 56, of Lafayette, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, of a cardiac condition.

Born Feb. 23, 1961, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late John Wilson Clark and Jeanne McLavy Clark. He graduated from St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1979 and from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1985 with a degree in East Asian languages and literature.

John worked in information technology departments for a number of companies in Washington, D.C., and Colorado. Most recently, he was a security engineer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Jarmul, sisters Dusty Graham and Ann Lafferty, brother David Clark and many in-laws, nephews, nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces. He loved his family and was always known as the fun and quirky uncle. His faithful dog, Lucy, waits by the door for him every night.

John never met a stranger. His kindness and joy in giving of himself to others set him apart. He loved the rivers, mountains and deserts, kayaking, sailing, animals, ham radio and tinkering with his VW Westfalia.

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A memorial service will be held at National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Another will be held in Hagerstown at a later date to be determined.

Memorial donations may be made to American Whitewater, P.O. Box 1540, Cullowhee, NC 28723; the Environmental Defense Fund, 2060 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302; or Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Arrangements are being made by Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette. For more information, visit

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