Obituary: Lewis Atterbury Clarke Jr., wonderful father, accomplished fly fisherman, musician, and art dealer
Lewis Atterbury Clarke Jr. (Pete), of Hingham, Mass., was born Feb. 7, 1941 and died May 4, 2017 in Manchester, VT
Survived by his wife, Diane Clarke, his daughter Jeanie Clarke of Ocala, FL, his son, Henry Clarke of NYC, his step-son, Christopher Knight of Darien, CT, Chris’s wife Lilly Knight and their children, Spencer, Claire and Hannah, and Pete’s sisters Vicky Linville of Weston, VT and Debbie Moderow of Anchorage, Alaska
Pete Clarke was a wonderful father, husband and friend. An accomplished fly fisherman, hunter, artist, musician, songster, antiques and sporting art dealer, he enriched the lives of all who knew him. His courage and good humor during twenty-five years living with Parkinson’s disease are testimony to his strength and determination to remain connected to the people, places and things he loved.
After graduating from Hotchkiss School in 1959, Princeton in 1963, Pete spent four years in the Navy as Chief Engineering Officer LST 533 US Second Fleet. His early business career was focused on sales management for several high-tech communications companies, including Xerox, IBT, Rolm Corp., ISOETEC and Brooktrout Technology, where Pete was manager of foreign sales.
In Hingham, Mass. Pete later started The Sportsman’s Eye: specializing in Antiques, Sporting Art and Decoys which he ran for ten years with his wife, Diane. He was a member of the Hingham Yacht Club. He was a life-long supporter of Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, The Ruffed Grouse Society, The Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Audubon Society.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductible gifts in memory of Pete may be directed to: The Lewis A. Clarke Ecology Fund Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Rd.