Bernard P. Clark Jr. Williamsburg, VA Approx. Date of Death N/A 01/01/2008 Notice Clark Jr., Bernard Patrick (Bernie) WILLIAMSBURG – Bernard (Bernie) Patrick Clark Jr., 60, a resident of Williamsburg, Va., died Jan. 1, 2008, at his home after battling Leukemia. He was born Jan. 17, 1947, to the late Bernard Patrick and Elizabeth McGuigan Clark in Bronx, N.Y. He received his early education in New York City and New Jersey and graduated from Midland Park High School in 1964. He joined the United States Navy shortly after. He served seven years as an Electronic Technician on three nuclear powered submarines. He graduated from the Citadel with an Electrical Engineering Degree in 1975. He went to work at Charleston Naval Shipyard, serving in various positions in the Test Coordination Branch. He also served in several other capacities in Ship Scheduling and Project Management leading to his promotion to Chief Engineer in 1992. During his tenure at the shipyard, he completed the requirements for a Master’s Degree in Management at Webster University. In 1993, he was promoted to Deputy Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair in New Orleans, La., where he managed multi-billion dollar contracts. In 1997, he was selected to Senior Executive Service as the NAVSEA Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Industrial Operations and was responsible for 25,000 people and more than four billion dollars in contracts. He retired from the Federal Service in 2002 and became the Director of Public and Private Initiatives at Northrop Grumman Newport News, where he served until his death. He is survived by his cherished wife, Ellen L. Clark; children, Billy Clark, Melissa Normington, Caryn Gaulden; stepdaughter, Liza DeArmey; stepmother, Helen Clark; brothers, Paul Clark, Barry Clark and Fran Clark; sisters, Jean Roe and Moira Bentzel; grandchildren, Ashlyn Clark, Tyler Clark, Emma Gaulden, Madison Ahlstrom and Jack DeArmey. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg. The family will receive friends and relatives immediately following the service at a celebration of life gathering at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Nelsen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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