David E. Clark

David E. Clark, Age 78, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice.

David served his country proudly in the U.S. Army Reserves for almost 17 years. He was employed by Electric Hose & Rubber for many years, and retired from N.V.F. Corporation. He also drove part time for United Refrigeration.

He is predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Audrey (Gentile) Clark; step-father, John Gentile; and by his sisters, Doris Iorii and June Cox.  His wife, Sonya E. (Wyda) Clark, predeceased him in February.

Dave is survived by his daughters, Denise Leary (Joe) of Wilmington and Kelli Cytron (Mike) of Easton, PA, and his sisters, Kay Gentile Barrett, Phyllis Santo of New Castle and Nancy Wilton of Sacramento, CA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jordan and Connor Leary and Nathan and Nicholas Cytron.  He will also be dearly missed by his friends at Mulrooney’s, Cosmos, and Delaware Park.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Thursday, January 4, after 10 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where funeral services will begin at 11 AM. Burial will follow at 1 PM at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Condolences may be made at


Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17

Submitted by Karen Cross on
We'll miss you Uncle "Butch"! I'll always remember watching Gomer Pyle together when I was a little girl. And how you'd offer me a Rolaid when I asked if you had any gum. The pool parties, trips to the beach, and that laugh! Rest in peace with your beloved Sandy, mom, Aunt June, Mom-mom, pop-pop and poppa...

Submitted by Gina Iorii on
So hard to believe it happened so fast. Kelli and Denise - my heart hurts for you both. He loved you so much. May your fond memories comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. I'll always remember the pool parties in the backyard on Grant, the many fun times at 12 Clayton, and Christmases with him and Aunt Sandy at our house (when he wanted the butter the cat licked!). Uncle Butch, you were a kid at heart. This world won't be quite as bright without you. Rest in peace with your beloved Sandy. Love, Gina

Submitted by mealey on
Our condolences from Tom & JoAnne Rees: So sorry to hear of Dave's passing so soon. We will miss him driving around the neighborhood and talking with him. Always enjoyed the conversation and we know he's at peace now.

Submitted by deb on
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I find great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)

Submitted by Joe on
Our Uncle Butch, Our “Big Brother” – Uncle Butch passed away on Saturday, Dec 23rd. Everything just seemed to happen so quickly – He was with us just recently laughing, joking and telling his favorite family memories – And in a flash – he was taken from us. Our family gatherings will never be quite the same. Uncle Butch’s memorial card contained a poem titled – “Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep”. We found some peace in this poem knowing that Uncle Butch will always be with us whenever we think of him and recall his very special family stories that only he could tell. And how can we ever forget that memorable laugh he brought with him at every visit! We truly will miss not seeing Uncle Butch – however- he continues to live in our hearts forever! Love Joe & Dave

Submitted by mariposa canella on
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Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Clark family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".