Scott Clark; A Lifetime of Giving
Please take the time to read this brief description of the type of person that Scott is and his family are.
The Clarks have not requested our help, but this terrible circumstance requires it.
Thank you for your support - "Friends of Scott Clark"
Scott Clark (or "Scotty"), and the entire Clark family, exemplify all that a community could ask for of their members. Great friends, neighbors, coaches, teachers, teammates, and tireless contributors of their time and effort to multiple organizations throughout the Town of Eastchester and other Westchester Communities.
It is for this reason, that we need to come together at this time to reciprocate for a family in need.
Scott, a longtime Eastchester resident, who was raised in the Crestwood section of Yonkers and graduated from Iona Preparatory School, is a former triathlete, former competitive diver, scratch golfer, youth lacrosse coach (Eastchester), youth basketball coach (CYO - ICS Tuckahoe), youth diving coach (Eastchester and Scarsdale), and amongst other things is mostly recognized as a wonderful husband to Carolyn, father of three children, who light up his life (Chris -21, Catherine - 17, and Cameron - 13), brother, brother-in-law, and son of Chuck and Cathie Clark. You may even know him as the guy who wears shorts and flip-flops rain, shine, or snow! (lol)
Scott was diagnosed with a rare form of appendix cancer, a little over a year ago, and has been courageously fighting this terrible disease. He, while never complaining during chemo and other debilitating treatments over the last year, continued to work several jobs to support his family (contracting, painting, driving, filming sporting events for multiple schools throughout the county, including Iona Prep, his alma mater, and other jobs - believe it or not!).
Scott's condition has declined to the point that he is now unable to work, currently hospitalized for nearly a month, with no indication that he will work any of these jobs in the foreseeable future.
As with many other families facing similar struggles, the Clarks would never ask for community support, choosing to be the first to give instead of receive. Although an extremely admirable family quality, the Clark's large circle of close friends have taken it upon ourselves to request your kind and generous assistance.
Although Scott's fate is uncertain at this time, his family's mounting financial burdens are. No one likes to think of the nightmare of the family breadwinner being physically unable to provide for unsurmountable expenses, such as medical, mortgage, utilities, college tuitions, children's activities, and dozens of other typical, yet costly, expenses.
We ask that you find it in your heart to help the Clark's tread water while Scott is unable to assist. We can assure you that they would, and have on many occasions, done for others during their times of need.
Your donation, no matter what size, will be used to defray some of the aforementioned daily and monthly expenses that the Clark's incur, while Scott is hospitalized and unable to support his family.
Your thoughts and prayers are also being requested at this very difficult time!
*A Facebook page "Friends of Scott Clark" is in the works and will display some of the pics closest to Scott and his family.
Thank you, again - "Friends of Scott Clark"
In this New Year, the entire Clark Family, most especially Carolyn, Christopher, Catherine and Cameron, would like to thank each and every one of you so very much for your generous financial support through the last four months of 2016. We would have been very lost without the kindnesses, help and prayers from everyone who gave so generously. Please know that we will be forever grateful.
We send you our love, prayers and special wishes to all of our friends and family members for a Happy and Healthy New Year. Please continue to keep us all in your prayers.
With Our Deepest Gratitude,
The Clark Family
The family and friends of Christopher "Scott" Clark regret to inform you that Scott succumbed to his illness this morning (10/21/16) after a remarkably valiant fight.
Scott fought like a champion, never once accepting that he wouldn't triumph over this terrible disease.
He will be missed terribly by his family and friends, yet we are comforted that his pain is over.
We know that he is smiling down over his family, his heart and soul, while deciding which heavenly team he can coach or who he can help, now that he has his wings, shorts, and "golden flip-flops".
The family thanks everyone who has helped , in any way, throughout these difficult times.
The friends of Scott also thank everyone who has contributed to the fundraising efforts for Scott's family. Obviously, more difficult times are ahead, while coping with the loss of Scott.
The Go Fund Me Page will stay active, in hopes that we can continue to help the family.
Any sized contribution would be immensely appreciated. Let's show the Clarks that we are here for them and will continue to be.
Please keep the entire Clark family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you all and may Scott rest in eternal peace.
Family and friends of Scott Clark
Christopher Scott Clark
(1960 - 2016)
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smile, I've only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you. Visitation will be on Monday October 24, 2016 ( visiting hours are pending at this time). A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church Tuckahoe 9:30AM.
All of the support, the generosity, the encouragement, the love, the prayers and well wishes received from friends and family of Scott have been overwhelming and so much appreciated. No words could begin to fully express how grateful we, the Clark Family, are.
This campaign was incredibly successful in meeting the goal set in such a short period of time and we humbly thank each and every one of you who gifted so generously and supported this effort in raising funds for Scott and his family at this difficult time.
We, in turn, send our love and our prayers to all of you and we want you to know that Scott is home now and fighting his battle harder than you could possibly imagine.
The Clark Family and Friends of Scott Clark
Note: The Friends of Scott Clark, since surpassing our original goal, have raised the goal in hopes of continuing to support the family with mounting financial issues. Thank you so much for your support and please continue to share to assist the family during this difficult time.
"Friends of Scott Clark"
Scott is still fighting like a champ and continues to be more concerned about his family and friends than his own difficult situation.
Keep your prayers coming and continue to share for this worthy cause.
We're half-way to our goal in 2 days! Unbelievable!
Continue to share to send some relief to this wonderful family.
The Clark Family & Friends of Scott Clark
Sending you all my thoughts and prayers. It's so hard losing someone that has been an amazing husband and father.
My heart aches for your loss. God Bless you all. Hugs, Mary Jane
This is such sad newsHe was a such a wonderful, caring & fun person. I will especially miss his kind eyes & laugh. May he Rest In Peace & may he be enjoying Heaven free of pain. My heart goes out to my family right now.
Dear Carolyn, Scott & Family, Thinking & praying for all of you! Prayers are powerful, keep the faith & keep fighting! Xo
Scott, you are in our hearts and prayers!! We love you and will always be there for you and your family!
Scott, you are in our hearts and prayers!! We love you and will always be there for your family!!