Thomas Brian Clark, age 79 of Danbury, CT died Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Gulla) Clark.
He was born in New Milford, CT May 9, 1942, son of the late John and Beatrice (Bona) Clark. He was a US Marine veteran and served from 1960 to 1963.
Tom worked as an auto mechanic at many different places in the local area. He later worked in construction as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator at Shepard's Warehouse and CT Foundations. In the early 80's he was hired by D&M Engineering in Brookfield to be the crew chief for a BMW race car which was part of IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) traveling throughout the United States and Canada. Before retiring, Tom worked as Head Mechanic at the Danbury Highway Dept.
Tom was also involved in auto racing both as a driver and a mechanic at race tracks in the Danbury, New England States and New York area. He worked with car owner, Frank Hislop at SNYRA races held at the Danbury Fairgrounds. He also worked on a sprint car owned by the late Jerry Dinnen at tracks in New York and on a stock car owned by the late Bobby Knipe also at tracks in New York. For the past few years, he and Frank traveled to Pennsylvania many times to attend Sprint Car Races.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Daniel Clark, his wife Gayle and Brian Clark all of Danbury; grandchildren: Katelyn and Gregory; a brother: Dennis of Pine Plains, N.Y. and a sister: Patricia Beatty of Poultney, VT. He was predeceased by a brother, Kevin. He also leaves behind many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Tom was a wonderful and supportive husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend to many people. We will miss him very much.A private Memorial Service will be held at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM. A Graveside Service with military honors, open to the public will follow at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Section 14, at 1:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to ST. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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