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“About 1973 I was waiting in the lunch line at a Biomedical Engineering conference and met John Clark. Lunch with others yielded a plan. We met that...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: John Webster - Madison, WI

“Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time -...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“It is with great sadness that I read of John's passing. He was a leader in the Biomedical Engineering field. He was a friend and a colleague. I...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Barry Feinberg - Las Vegas, NV

“Kit and family,We just found out about John's (we always called him Jackie) passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Kit,John and you were mentors to me when I was at Rice in the 80s as the Master in resident at Sid Rich. As an engineering student I appreciated...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this great man. The Rice community and the world of bioengineering will miss him enormously. Love to Kit and the...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Ellen Walker - New York, NY

“My sincerest condolences to the family for your loss. I pray that you have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Phillipians 4:6,7) ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Kelvin White - Orlando, FL

“When I lived in Sid Rich, there were many of nights that I would be coming in from a road trip or basketball practice and Dr. Clark would want to...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: John Witten - houston, TX

“When I was the "New Bride" in the Clark family, Jack was the first to so lovingly welcome me. That's why I lovingly called him "DAD" from that day...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Clark - Houston Tx

“The scientific world lost a true pioneer, and I lost my father. We had to share him with the scientific world and so many sacrifices had to be made,...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Christian (Chris) Clark

“I am so sorry Kit. Our husbands passed away a day apart. I am so glad to have met the both of you. Your sweet husband will be missed! Love, Kim ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Kim Rose - Pearland, TX

“My Dad's oldest brother, John W. Clark II, has always been "Uncle Jack" to me. I have some very fond memories of him. Our family visit to his house...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Dan & Mary Clark - Rochester, NY

“Dr. Clark was probably the main reason I came to study at Rice University. I was seeking a program in Bioengineering and his was one of the few at...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Sam Friedman - Columbia, SC

“Dear Kit and Family, I first met John in 2003 at the annual IEEE EMBC meeting and was immediately impressed with his enthusiasm and passion for the...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Andrew Laine - New York City, NY

“Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time -...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Kit and family,I am so sorry for the shocking sad news. John has been a leader in the field of biomedical engineering and EMBS, and a mentor to...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Bin He - Minneapolis, MN

“John was a giant in the field of biomedical engineering, not only for his scientific contributions but also for his nurturing of both students and...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Bruce Wheeler - La Jolla, CA

“Chris,I'm so sorry for the loss of your father! My condolences to you and your entire family! ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Noreen Flaherty - Houston, TX

“Dear Kit and family,My deepest sympathies to you all on John's passing. As a fellow cardio-respiratory system modeler, I am greatly saddened I have...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Khoo - Los Angeles, CA

“John was a kind and generous person. He was a caring mentor of his graduate students and a tireless advocate of promoting and growing biomedical...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Butera - Atlanta, GA

“John was a generous and kind person who cared deeply about all the people around him. He was a mentor to thousands of students and many colleagues,...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Butera - Atlanta, GA

“More than anything else, John was an incredibly kind and generous person. He cared about his students, he cared about his community, he went well...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Butera - Decatur, GA

“Dear Kit and Family:Although I know John is continuing his journey on another realm, I was saddened to learn of his passing.My heart is with you. ...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Kit -- this is such sad news. John was an absolute legend in the biomedical engineering field and I have a raft of great memories from our...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Nigel Lovell - Sydney

“Kit -- You and Dr. Clark were such a big part of the wonderful experience at Rice I and many of my friends enjoyed, and we will all remember him...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Bret Hern - Austin, TX


John was born on December 24, 1936 and passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

John was a resident of Texas at the time of passing.

He returned to Memphis on discharge from the military, graduating with honors from Christian Brothers University, and enriched by the presence of his four children, John W. Clark III, of Houston, Nan Ellen Clark Stout, of Sugar Land, Adrienne Anne Clark Iles, of Rockport, and Michael Christian Clark, of Houston.

A funeral mass will be celebrated for Dr. Clark at half past three o'clock in the afternoon, on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in the Chapel of St. Basil, followed by a reception in the Link Lee Mansion. Funeral Mass at the Chapel of St. Basil University of St. Thomas at 3:30 PM on August 10, 2017. August 10, 2017 Half past three o'clock in the afternoon Chapel of St. Basil University of St. Thomas 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, Texas 77006 Funeral Mass at the Chapel of St. Basil University of St. Thomas at 3:30 PM on August 10, 2017.

Dr. Clark was a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to modeling in electrophysiology and cardiopulmonary systems, and was cited as one of the leaders in bioengineering in the Houston area.

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