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Fletcher Clark III

July 5, 1923 ~ March 6, 2018 (age 94)
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Fletcher Clark III, 94, died on March 6, 2018, at UMSMC at Dorchester, in Cambridge, Maryland. He was born in Middleboro, MA on July 5, 1923 and was the son of the late Marguerite and Fletcher Clark, Jr.

He was the valedictorian from Middleboro High School class of 1941 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering. Between his two degrees he served in the US Navy, Seabees, in the Pacific Theater.

In 1946 he married Frederica Whetton and moved to several locations for his work with Turner Construction Co., N.Y.C. In 1966 he moved with his family to Hong Kong for eight years as Superintendent with Mei Foo Sun Chuen. The company built an enormous complex for 80,000 people in Hong Kong involving apartments, schools, subways, and markets all of which filled a void for middle class residents of the city.

After the death of his first wife he married Helen Blair Stevens and lived in Cincinnati, OH.

He is survived by daughter, Elisabeth ( Lissa ) and Brian Barnes of Cambridge, MD, and grandchildren, James Barnes ( Sarah ) of Dallas, TX, Dr. Nicholas Barnes ( Dr. Heather ), daughter, Hannah of Sheboygan, WI, and Matthew Barnes ( Kelly ) children Alaina and William Alden of Wilmington, DE.

He leaves siblings Margaret (Harold) Atkins of Middleboro, MA, Edward E. Clark (Alicia) of Pasadena, CA, and Charles B. Clark (Alice) of Jacksonville, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 3 pm at the Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleboro, MA. Fletcher was 11th generation from John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower in 1620. Fletcher spent the last eight years in Cambridge, MD near his son-in-law and daughter.

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