Kevin D. Clark
Kevin D. Clark, 48, of Nottingham, died August 19, 2018, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, NH, of complications from the autoimmune disease granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA).
Born in Brattleboro, VT, he was the son of John (Jack) H. Clark and Patricia A. Clark. Kevin graduated from Hinsdale High School before receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in a dual major of computer science and philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. He went on to earn an MS in computer science from UNH.
A software engineer with Oracle Dyn in Manchester, NH, Kevin started his career with Cabletron Systems in Rochester, and worked for several software companies over the years.
Kevin had fond memories of his early years growing up in Whitingham, VT. Many of those memories came from being with his brother and at the Morse family’s farm. Kevin would still visit them, and attended the Morse farm 100th anniversary. They were his second family. Whitingham felt like home, and he attended their Old Home Days.
Kevin began working for his father Jack’s landscaping business at an early age. Jack instilled his strong work ethic in Kevin. Kevin’s mother gave him the gift of patience and perseverance. She supported his love of computers, bringing him to computer classes as a young teen.
Kevin loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker and cyclist. Kevin was a volunteer for many years with Boy Scout Troop 168 in Dover. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Four-Thousand Footer Club, hiking all mountains over 4,000 ft in NH. Kevin rode on Saturdays with the Bagelry Bikers, often planning their route, and completed the Mt. Washington Hill Climb twice on his bike. The weekend before being hit with the effects of the disease, he had completed a 60-mile cycling trip.
Predeceased by his parents, Kevin is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Sharon P. Kunz of Nottingham, his brother, Michael D. Clark and his wife Sally of Hinsdale, NH, his sister Kristen M. Clark and her companion Russell Brown of Hinsdale, NH, his brother-in-law, Frederick W. Kunz and his wife Elizabeth of Northwood, NH, his sister-in-law, Judy A. Kunz Porter and her husband Robert of Nashua, his nephews Jack Clark and Garrett Kunz, and many friends, through hiking, cycling, scouting, and professionally.
There will be a celebration of life at the Huddleston Hall Ballroom on the UNH campus, on Sunday September 9 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Rd, Dover, NH 03820 for the Kevin D. Clark Fund to help special needs animals. Online donations may be made at cvhsonline.org.