Brian Richard Clark, 47, was showered with love as he left our side, July 1, 2022. He leaves behind his loving wife, Charmaine Terry Clark (47), their eldest twins, a son Jackson Terry Clark (18), a daughter Avery Charmaine Clark (18), and their youngest daughter Maclane Raquel Clark (13). Brian was born May 23, 1975, in Hershey, PA to Beth Millington Clark and Richard Paul Clark. He was raised with his younger brother Steven Michael Clark in Camp Hill, PA and had fond memories of hunting on the family farm in East Waterford, PA with his immediate and extended family, continuing the tradition each year traveling back annually throughout his adult life. Learning to golf at young age brought him success and joy, and it remained a source of happiness for him throughout all the years of his life. He was a stellar baseball player at Cedar Cliff High School where he graduated from in 1993.
Brian went on to earn a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1998. He began dating his wife Charmaine there in 1995, and they have wonderful memories of cheering on the Hokie football team together with friends. They were married on September 18, 1999 overlooking the Potomac River, and throughout their 27 years together built family homes in Ohio, Virginia, and Arizona. They were blessed with three beautiful children, and were so proud to raise and cheer each of them on in their many athletic events, academic achievements, and artistic performances over the years. This past year, Brian especially enjoyed bonding with his twins’ through their extensive college search. He was so grateful to be able to witness their high school graduation this past May, and was eager and excited to support them in their future academic and athletic dreams. His family will always remember him for his never-ending strength and support for each of them; his perseverance of selflessness and commitment to their happiness was truly remarkable. His calming presence, kind eyes, sweet dimpled smile, loving hands and hugs, comforting advice, and consistent positive energy, they will forever cherish through his memory.
Brian was dedicated in providing for his family as he worked hard to build a successful 25 year career. Upon college graduation, he utilized his engineering skills first within the telecommunications industry working for Lucent Technologies in Columbus, Ohio, and then Cable & Wireless, and Nextel in Northern Virginia. In 2006 he took a detour to pursue his dream of incorporating golf into his daily life, opening a Golf Retail & Fitting Center in Sterling, VA. 2007 provided him the opportunity to relocate across the country to work with Dial Consumer Products. He loved the energy the West Coast provided, and he and his family built a life together these past 15 years in Gilbert, AZ. He grew his Supply-Chain and Operations expertise within Henkel Corporation in Scottsdale, AZ, Amazon in Seattle, WA, and finally landed at his professional home with Isagenix in early 2017. He was so thankful for the company culture, vision, quality of life, and he grew in spirit through the leadership opportunities he was offered there; most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Operations. Brian was known for caring deeply about his teams, always prioritizing others needs before his own, always making others feel comfortable and welcome through conversation, and always remaining truly humble, deflecting any personally deserved credit. He was enjoyed, respected, and loved by his colleagues. Professionally, he will be remembered for bringing positive energy, kindness, wisdom, leadership, and humility to his workplace every day.
Brian had a unique and profound way of connecting with people. Relationships were of the utmost importance to him, and in every aspect of his life he showed kindness and unwavering support of others. Brian brought a calm yet positive energy into the world that cannot be replaced. As we navigate the future without him, we can only hope to approach the world with all of the kindness, generosity, strength, and humility that he displayed to every person he encountered in his life.
His family is so appreciative of the outpouring of support they have received from family, friends, colleagues, and the community. Funeral Services are to be held at 12pm on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 2100 E Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297, the link to the service is: Brian Clark Private Broadcast™ . Any desired memories of Brian can be shared with the family at BRCTributes@gmail.com which will be forever cherished. Any desired donations to the family to help the children pursue their education dreams, can be made through Venmo @ClarkKidsScholarships. Thank you dearly for the love and support of Brian throughout his life.
Charmaine, I’m sorry to hear about Brian and the heartbreak for your family. Our deepest condolences. The obituary is a beautiful reflection of Brian and his character. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Spent a lot of time with his grandparents, Harry and Alma Clark. Would leave work on Friday and travel to their home. Alma would have my supper ready for me. Then her sister, Doris, would join us and we would play cards. Lots of fond memories. Alma was a wonderful cook. Would spend the night (Linda’s bedroom) and then help with pancake breakfast at Grange the next morning.
Thinking of your family and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! May you all hold on tight to the beautiful memories your family shared. May God’s strength lift you all up during these most difficult days. Sending love and hugs to you all!
Charmaine I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of brian. This is a terrible tragedy for all who knew Brian. I pray for you and the rest of Brian’s family and friends. May god wrap his arms around everyone who knew and loved Brian
Dear Clark family,
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Brian and he was an amazing leader and truly a pleasure to work with. I appreciated his great sense of humor and work ethic. He always led his team with compassion and integrity. Brian will be truly missed. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Clark family during this difficult time.
I was so saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. I grew up on Allendale Way, across the street from Brian and family. I went to school with Brian from Kindergarten through our high school graduation. Brian was always so kind and I have lots of fun memories! I will keep the entire Clark family in my prayers. He created a beautiful family. As I watched the services today, it was evident just how cherished he was by his beautiful wife and children. Many hugs and prayers from PA. Xoxox
We are so sorry for your loss and sending love and prayers to the family! Our memories of Brian are so positive and he will be missed and remembered.
This is devasting news. I have many fond memories of Brian and our wonderful days at VT. Charmaine, my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and the family.
Brian was a dear friend and had such a bright smile. It was so difficult to hear this news but I have great memories of our time together at VT and in Raleigh. Charmaine, Cheryl and I will keep your family in our prayers.
I am so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. I remember Brian as such a good dude while we were at VT, and his years since were inspiring to read in this passage. He lived an amazing life. God bless him and his family.