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Bradley D. Clark
August 25, 1963 – January 13, 2022
Bradley D Clark obit pic
Bradley Clark passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2022. He was born in Farmington, New Mexico on August 25, 1963 to parents Hartsill and Virginia Clark.
   Brad was born the third of four boys in his family. When he was two, his family moved to San Mateo and by the time he was three, the family lived in Modesto. In 1976, they moved to Ripon when Brad was in the 8th grade, where he would remain a resident for 45 years.  After graduating from Ripon High where Brad played football, basketball and baseball, he attended Fresno State, cum laude, in engineering. His first job out of college was at Sandia Labs. While working full time, he was also enrolled in the Masters Program at UC Davis.  Brad also worked for Fred Band Engineering and Complere Engineering before he started his own business, Process Controls Engineering. Brad and his partner grew PCE into a very successful business, which they eventually sold to who is now Tetra Pak, where Brad was employed for over 25 years. He continued to design process control systems and he managed people across the U.S.  Brad Married Shelly (Van Boven) in 1987. They were married for 34 years, and raised two boys.  He had many passions over the years. He enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, golfing, fishing and traveling. He was an avid reader and St. Louis Cardinals fan, but his biggest passion by far was being a dad to his boys.
   Although he was an electrical engineer by trade, Brad was a natural teacher. He taught his boys how to play chess, build a rocket, shoot a jump shot, field a ground ball and bait a hook. He took them on father-son camping trips every year, as he loved the outdoors, and wanted his sons to share in that love. Brad coached his boys from the time they played tee-ball, all the way through high school. He even put a half-court basketball court and pitching mound in the back yard.  The boys will also remember their dad for his famous homemade super burritos. Brad will be remembered as a kind man with a bright mind. He was competitive, athletic, a loyal friend, an amazing father, loving son and brother, with dimples as big as his heart.
   Brad is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Shelly Clark, parents, Hartsill and Virginia Clark, his sons, Nathan (Courtney) Clark of Ripon and Matthew (Elise) Clark of Modesto, a grandson due this May, siblings, Gary Clark of San
Diego, Scott (Donna) Clark of Ripon and Steve (Kathleen) Clark of Ripon, and several nieces and nephews.
   Deegan- Ripon Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Clark family. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 4th, at 10:30 a.m. at Crossroads Grace Church in Manteca. Please make any donations in Brads name to Pupz and Palz Rescue, at 1430 Carpenter Lane Ste B, Modesto, CA 95351 or
to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, February 2, 2022