Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

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Ronald Channing Clark

August 7, 1934May 26, 2020

MARBLEHEAD - Ronald Channing Clark, 85, a longtime resident of Marblehead, died May 26, 2020. He was the husband of Judith (Littlefield) Clark with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. He was the former Chief Investment Officer at Putnam Investments in Boston from which he retired in 1991. Born in the family home in Kennebunk, ME, on August 7, 1934, Ronald was the youngest and last surviving of the four children of the late Waldo Bishop Clark and Helen Mildred (Day) Clark. Ronald was the father of Brandon Clark of Pasadena, CA and Darryl Clark and his wife, Stefanie of Kennebunk, ME; the grandfather of Colby, Cassandra and Mitchell Clark and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. Ronald was raised and educated in Belmont, MA and graduated from Belmont High School with the Class of 1952. He received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from MIT and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. After his undergraduate studies, Ronald started his career in civil engineering and worked in that field for a few years. Later he worked for Eberstadt Fund Management, New York and then joined Putnam Investments in Boston in 1967. Ronald will be remembered by many as a sweet person. He enjoyed spending time with his family in Marblehead and Kennebunk, ME where he liked boating, camping, bicycling and cross country skiing. He enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife, Judy across the U.S. and abroad and was also an amateur photographer. Due to current pandemic restrictions, funeral services and burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery are private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ronald’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. To share a memory or offer online condolences, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.


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Joan Harvey Burns

June 13, 2020

I was sad to read of Ron's death. In addition to being "a sweet man", as described, he was a man of high intelligence and integrity.

We worked together on the Belmont High School newspaper. On one occasion he invited me to take a day trip to visit his parents in Maine. During that day, we took a bicycle ride, and a dog bit my leg rather painfully. While I incurred no serious injury, I think that Ron felt (needlessly) guilty about that for years!