Patrolman Craig S. Clark (1933-2019)


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Patrolman Craig S. Clark

Craig was born September 19, 1933.  He attended Mariemont High School and graduated in 1951.

After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He was assigned to the Air Police and served at the John Hay Air Force Base in the Philippines.  Staff Sergeant Clark was honorably discharged about 1955.

Craig then joined the Village of Mariemont Police Department as a Patrolman.  He also served on the Fire Department.

By 1959, Patrolman Clark went to work as the Protection Manager for Shillito’s Department Stores until 1965.

During this time, Patrolman Clark attended Salmon P. Chase College in Cincinnati, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce in 1961 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1963.  He also based the Ohio Bar.  During 1966, he signed on as campaign manager for Judge Donald Hoge and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Hamilton County Republican Club.  Later, he worked for West Shell Realty.   On March 27, 2013, he was honored by Judge Patrick Fisher, president of the Ohio State Bar Association, for his 50 years of practicing law.

Patrolman Clark passed away on October 12, 2019 at the age of 86.

He was predeceased by one grandchild, Evan Osborne.  Patrolman Clark is survived by his wife, Sandra A. (Garrison) Clark; children, Michelle (Mike) Osborne, Christopher (Lisa) Clark, and Andrew (Karen) Clark; grandchildren, Allison (Frank) Zoeller, Aaron Osborne, Abby Osborne, Justin Clark, Nina Clark, and Lily Clark; great grandchild, Owen Zoeller.

Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be directed to Honor Flight Tri-State or Vitas Hospice (Cincinnati).


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