Richard Hugh Clark (Rick) of Reston, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, in his home surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born and raised in Newburgh, NY, where he attended Newburgh Free Academy before attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and James Madison University. Rick was a force to be reckoned with and left behind a remarkable legacy, including his life's work creating Clark Financial Solutions. He was a devoted father dedicated to ensuring his children learned life's most useful and valuable lessons. He was the most gracious and generous person and always wore his heart on his sleeve. Rick was an avid sports enthusiast, even after surviving stage 4 cancer in his 50's. He loved skiing, on the water or snow, ice-boating, flying, and fishing. Rick poured his heart and soul into everything he did; whether rebuilding a car or raising his children, he did it with all of his heart. If you met Rick, you fell in love with his charisma; it was contagious. He made sure his home was always full of laughter, dancing, and music. Rick was a ferocious supporter of various charities and loved all puppies he encountered. He was a pillar of our community, and will be remembered with gratitude. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
Rick is predeceased by his parents John and June Clark of Newburgh, NY, along with his brothers Michael and Mark Clark and his grandson Jackson Tucker. Rick is survived by his brother and sister, David Clark and Gail Caldwell, and his children Carrie Scott and her husband Jeff Scott, RJ Clark, Megan Clark and her husband James Tucker, and his grandchildren, Hudson and Colette Scott.
Rick always celebrated this life, and we will continue to celebrate his life in a memorial service to follow later in the year.