Tom Clark peacefully passed away on August 9, 2014. "For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes - not that you won or lost - But how you played the Game." Tom was born in Oakland to Mary Ellen Griffith and Albert Augustus Clark. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Clark, and sisters Bernadette Peterson and Patricia Clark. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jeanne Clark, his children, Susan Clark of Cupertino, Kathleen Clark Bayley, of Phoenix, John Clark of Scottsdale, and Michelle Cason (Brad) of El Dorado Hills, his grandchildren, Kathryn Stacher (Nick), Kevin Cason, Clinton Cason, Meaghan Bayley, Caitlin Bayley, Kelly Bayley, and Michael Bayley, two great grandchildren, Sydney Stacher and Andrew Thomas Stacher, and his golden retriever and sidekick, Jake. Tom grew up in Piedmont, CA, and attended high school at St. Mary's in Berkeley. He attended college at the University of San Francisco, and graduated from the College of the Pacific (UOP) where he started and played football for the infamous Amos Alonzo Stagg. At COP, Tom served as the Senior Class President. Tom enlisted in the Marines and was assigned to play football during college and active duty during the remainder of the war. Tom received his teaching credential from USF and had a successful career as a high school teacher and coach. Tom coached in the San Joaquin Valley, moved to the Bay Area at Sunnyvale High, and retired as head of the athletic department at Monte Vista High School in Cupertino. Tom enjoyed wood working, cowboy art, antique clocks, watches, cameras, waterskiing behind his boat, and all sports including tennis, racquet ball and golf. His family is the beneficiary of his beautiful furniture. We will miss his strong spirit and loving encouragement. To Dad and Papa: May the road rise to meet you . . . and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Catholic funeral services will be held Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:30 pm, Green Valley Mortuary, Cameron Park (530) 677-7171.