James Clark
1942 - 2020
James Clark of Long Beach passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on May 25th after a short battle with lung cancer.
He was born on July 28, 1942 in Hollywood, California. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judy, daughters, Stacey Bradshaw and Kirsten Hanson and their spouses, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Jim retired after a long career in finance. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
A celebration of life to honor a life well-lived will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations made to: preciouslamb.org where Jim volunteered.
Published by Gazette Newspapers from Jun. 4 to Jun. 11, 2020.
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Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one, James. May (1 Thessalonians 4:14) bring you some comfort in knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of deep sorrow.
June 29, 2020
The Larsons met the Clarks on a sunny day in 1973 when they drove up on Via Juanita in Mission Viejo to look at a house for sale that was 2 doors down from us. They bought that house and the rest is history. Our families took up together and had wonderful times. We went to the Lake, the downhill races in our neighborhood, diner and dancing and even vacations. Jim was always the life of the party and lit up every place he ever was. As time went by, we all moved on and became more distant. Denise and I had separate lives but we stayed in touch with the Clarks as we could. Fast forward to Long Beach California maybe 8 or so years ago and low and behold, as Patti and I were walking on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore, who do we run into but Jim Clark, entertaining everyone at Starbucks. Jim and Judy had come back from their Hawaiian interlude and relocated in Long Beach. We enjoyed our chance happenings with both Jim and Judy as we ran into them around town. Jim was a wonderful person that could make you laugh when you really wanted to cry. We will miss him as we know his family and friends certainly will.

Rest In Peace our dear friend.

Ralph and Patti Larison
Ralph & Patti Larison
June 18, 2020
Jim was such a wonderful man. We have many special memories of him at IYC. If Jim was at the club you were going to have fun!! Love to all of you at this difficult time. Jeff & Debbie Campbell
Jeff Campbell
June 10, 2020
It was our good fortune to have known Jim at IYC & enjoyed Jims friendship. Jim was always fun & a kind considerate man. We hope that over time the pain of loss I g Jim will feminism & you will just enjoy wonderful memories of your good times together .
Chris & Larry McSparren
June 7, 2020
Our sincerest condolences to the Clark family for the loss of their loved one. May the happy cherished memories bring you peace and comfort.
Ester Beri
June 7, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Jims passing. I have so many great memories of working with Jim at Nationwide. The memories of traveling and spending time with Jim in Hawaii are truly special. My thoughts and prayers are with the Clark family.
Gary Bauchmoyer
June 4, 2020
Oh I just loved working with Jim. He always had a smile and a great story to tell me. He taught me so much about being a great wholesaler and the values that should go with that job. He would have me and my boyfriend, who became my husband, over for cocktails at his home. Hell be missed in this world! So happy I knew him. Love and prayers for Judy and the family.
Casi Dileva
May 30, 2020
Jim is one of my fondest memories of my best years at Nationwide. May God comfort you with His embrace during this time.
Sharon Patterson
May 30, 2020
I'm very sad to hear about Jim's passing. I heard last week he was sick and left a voice mail. Jim taught me so much about sales but more importantly about doing the right thing, being true to yourself and always having fun. Jim shaped me in business and in life. I will always remember the thousands of stories Jim would tell or the little tricks he liked to play. The one trick, Jim would say you have something on your shirt. (smile) I hope Judy and the rest of the family find peace in the wonderful life Jim shared with everyone and the positive impact he made on so many.
l will never forget JC.
Jamie Carey
May 30, 2020
Jim was one of a kind and a huge influence on my life over the course of 44 years of friendship. He is simply irreplaceable for me and my family. All love to Judy, their splendid daughters and their families. ❤
James Hennessy
May 29, 2020
Jim took a chance on me early on in my career. He taught me so much about sales and relationship building. I still use many of his lessons to this day! He used to call me Matchless.
My condolences to his wife and family. God bless.
Dana Matchem
May 29, 2020
Carolyn Kantz
May 29, 2020
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