Ronald W. Clark, 78


Ronald W. Clark, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of North Potomac, Md., passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Christiana Care hospital in Newark, Del., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind., son of the late Gerald Clark and Anna (McCoy) Clark.

Clark managed insurance offices before working with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in their benefits and risk-management department, retiring with 30 years of service.

He was a Mason for more than 50 years and also served in the Shriners, the Scottish Rite and the York Rite. He was currently a member of Jefferson Lodge 15 A.F. & A.M. in Lewes, Del., and Franklin Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M. in Georgetown, Del. He was also active in the United Methodist Church for his entire life. He was a member of Epworth U.M. Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and an affiliate member of the Long Neck U.M. Church in Millsboro.

After moving to the Independence development in Millsboro, he enjoyed his morning health and fitness routine in the gym or at the pool. He was also a member of the Veterans Club at the development and loved to play pool in the clubhouse, where he recently finished third in the community tournament. Clark enjoyed going to the movies and spending time with his family. He was proud of his accomplishment of donating a total of more than 19 gallons of blood to the Red Cross.

In addition to his parents, Clark was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Clark, and a daughter-in-law, Whitney Clark. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jane (Watts) Clark; three children, Deborah Becker and her husband, Lee, of Basking Ridge, N.J., Denise Clark of Annapolis, Md., and Stephen Clark of Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren, Michael Hill and his wife, Sarah, of Bowie, Md., Wesley Hill and his wife, Rachel, of Richmond, Va., Emily Becker of Massapequa, N.Y., Jack Becker of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Taylor Hill of Annapolis; a great-granddaughter, Addison Hill of Richmond; and a sister, Barbara Schoen of Alvin, Texas.

A Masonic service and a memorial service were to be held March 19, 2019, at Long Neck United Methodist Church, Millsboro, Del., with interment held privately at Epworth Cemetery in Rehoboth Beach, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Jefferson Lodge Scholarship Fund; P.O. Box 184; Lewes, DE 19958. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.