- November 17, 2012
- Topsfield, Massachusetts
of Stephen's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or online at www. themmrf.org.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
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“You are greatly missed by me and others.
I miss you my friend!
Rest in peace. Dan T
1 of 42 | Posted by: Dan Toomey - BOSTON, MA
“We are saddened at the loss of such a great friend and good man. Steve became our lawyer in 1993 with our purchase of our first home in Topsfield....Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Kathy and Ted Farnham - Topsfield, MA
“I have tears in my eyes as I remember Steve. We went through 12 years of school together and had many walks on the way to church. I didn't keep in...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Debbie Kelly Griffiths - NH
“I met Steve at a closing over 30 years ago at his office in the Bulfinch Building. I loved working with him - always level headed, funny, and his...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Kathleen O'Donnell - Milton, MA
“The picture of Stephen on this page is exactly as I remember him from high school. A beautiful smile that said everything about him as person. I...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Sandra Winchester - Fitzwilliam, NH
“I am sorry for your loss. I remember Steve as a nice kid.My prayers are with you.
6 of 42 | Posted by: John Whalen - Wilmington, MA
“Very sorry to hear this news via LHS alumni. He was a great man and old friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
7 of 42 | Posted by: John Noyes - Boca Raton, FL
“I was so saddened to learn of Steve's passing. Very difficult knowing another classmate has left us. So very young. I knew Steve beginning in our...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Anne Maher Heller - Plymouth, MA
“Very sad news to here about Steve; We started out together in first grade at Fiske School and had many times together at what is called today ...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Eric Carlson - Lexington, MA
“Steve and I were classmates at Lexington High School. I am stunned to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful, kind, humorous person with a great...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy Farwell - Seattle, WA
“Steve was a powerful presence in any capacity he served but a gentle giant of a man. He tried to bring fairness and balance to any decision we shared...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Jim Ugone - Topsfield, MA
“It was a lucky thing for me that I had the good fortune to meet Steve in the mid-1980s. His kindness to me over the years is just one of the many...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: John Petrowsky - Watertown, MA
“I often sat next Steve at Rotary meetings and I much cherish remembrances of our conversations together and our friendship.
13 of 42 | Posted by: Dave Reed - Boston, MA
“Steve was a good man. I trusted and respected him.....he always paid attention....always warm & friendly. I will miss him.
14 of 42 | Posted by: Maureen O'Connell - Cambridge, MA
“THE WONDERFUL TIMES WE SHARED AT GREAT HILL AT THE BRIDGE TABLE
PEACE ND LOVE TO ALL RUTH AND TOM
15 of 42 | Posted by: tom and ruth grady - topsfield, MA
“Amelia, sending prayers and love to you and your family. Love you.
16 of 42 | Posted by: Laurs Kimball - Beverly, MA
“You will be missed Mr. Clark from The Gilford Family
17 of 42 | Posted by: Jennifer Harney - Topsfield, MA
“I was so sad to hear of Steve's passing. What a wonderful man. I always remember his smile and when I would run into him in town he would act like...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Monte Bransfield - Wakefield, MA
“Steve has been my attorney since 1986, and that of my friends and long-standig partners Fred Scholz and Margot Kempets. This began with a...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Jack Spence - brookline, MA
“Stephen was my classmate at Lexington High School. He was one of the nicest kids in our class, very mature and considerate of others. I am so...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Roberta Rosenthal Hawkins - CA
“Wendy, you and your family have my deepest sympathy.
21 of 42 | Posted by: Jean Holroyde Busch - Ipswich, MA
“It was always a pleasure for Liz and I to talk with Stephen on business or town topics. He had such a great personality and was such a sincere person...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Mark Dorn
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jan and Jerry Ablon
23 of 42 | Posted by: Jan and Jerry Ablon - Topsfield, MA
“It is with such immense sadness that we have learned today of Stephen Clark's passing. He has left us far too young.
We were clients of Steve's for...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani and Madame Tamam Al Anbar
“Steve was an important asset to his Church as Moderator, of high integrity,
a team player, and problem solver. His cheery disposition and caring...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Charles Mathison - North Andover, MA
“I never met Stephen, but consider his brother Hank among my closest friends. I can say with certainty that if Steve was anything like his brother,...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: William Hunt - Saugus, MA
“Wendy & Family,We are very sorry to learn of the loss of your husband, Stephen.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie & Dick Carlucci(formerly...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Debbie & Dick Carlucci - MA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Stephen's family. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy is with you. Sorry we cannot be there.
28 of 42 | Posted by: Margaret and Stan Bales
“Steve was a great friend and superb colleague. A terrific lawyer, he never lost sight of his clients' goals. He was an unabashed Steely Dan fan,...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Bob Holloway - Topsfield, MA
“We are so sorry. He will be remembered.
30 of 42 | Posted by: Gil and Pat Van Geyte - Boxford, MA
“So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was the epitome of class and dignity in government and I will sorely miss our conversations.
31 of 42 | Posted by: Ted Speliotis - Danvers, MA
“So Sad...the last time I saw Steve, we had the best conversation about our crazy and beloved Cambridge political scene. He was so happy...full of...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Denise Jillson - Cambridge, MA
“Dear Wendy, Amelia, Henry, Hank & families:My deepest sympathy on Stephen's passing. He was a wonderful boss, mentor, teacher and friend and he will...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Cheryl Leary - South Weymouth, MA
“We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be with you. We are sending our love to all of you.Carolyn & David Perlstein
34 of 42 | Posted by: A friend
“Our condolences and wishes for comfort.
35 of 42 | Posted by: David & Carolyn Perlstein - CA
“Dear Wendy, Henry, and Amelia,I mourn Steve's passing. My only consolation is that I know he is in a better place, surrounded by goodness and love...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: A friend
“I have fond memories of lively conversations with Steve at Cambridge Rotary Club meetings. My sincere condolences to all his loved ones.
37 of 42 | Posted by: Susan Flannery - Cambridge
“Amelia & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a nice man and I am so happy I had the pleasure of working with him.You are in...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Giantonio - Watertowm, MA
“So sorry Aunt Wendy and family..Love and prayers..Cynthia
39 of 42 | Posted by: A friend
“To the Clark Family:Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Walter and Michael Sullivan
40 of 42 | Posted by: Walter and Michael Sullivan - MA
“I was stunned and felt a great loss when I heard today of Steve's passing. Being a Cambridge eal estate broker, I met Steve 30+ years ago when he...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: GARY VROTSOS - Cambridge, MA
“I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I worked for "SSC" as we liked to call him for 16 years. He was a great boss and a great person. I have...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Maria Amaral and Family
TOPSFIELD- Attorney Stephen Clark, 61, died November 17, 2012, with his family by his side in Topsfield, after a two-year battle with multiple myeloma. Stephen was born April 12, 1951 to Rev. and Mrs. Henry and Ruth Clark and grew up in Lexington.
Stephen attended Lexington High School where he excelled in tennis and basketball. He met his wife, Wendy, at Boston University, where he majored in Political Science. He earned his master's degree from George Washington University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Stephen then co-founded his own law firm and practiced real estate law for 31 years.
When Stephen and his family moved to Topsfield in 1980, he became involved in many aspects of town government. He served on the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and held positions as Town Moderator and Fence Viewer. He also served as Moderator for the Congregational Church of Topsfield and sat on several church boards. In 2003 he ran a zealous campaign for State Representative and enjoyed being involved in politics.
One of Stephen's greatest pleasures was being the family genealogist. He was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and loved finding new links to ancestors and relatives.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wendy; daughter and son-in-law, Amelia and Barry; son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Jennifer; two sweet grandchildren, Irene and Nathaniel, as well as granddaughter-to-be, due in January, 2013; brothers Hank and Peter Clark; mother, Ruth Clark; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25th, 2012, in the Congregational Church of Topsfield, 9 East Common Street,Topsfield,at 2p.m. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or online at www. themmrf.org.