William James Clark, 72

Information from Fred K Knapp & Son Funeral Home

William James Clark was born May 23, 1945 in Boston, Mass., the son of Rt. Rev. William H. Clark and classicist Rosemary Lehman Clark. Bill grew up in Massachusetts, but also spent portions of his childhood in England and Switzerland.

He was a proud alumnus of Middlesex preparatory school and Harvard University, and he received a M.Phil. from Yale University in comparative literature. Bill moved to Greenwich in 1982 and found what would become his enduring home.

He combined his love of philately with his love of writing in producing the definitive catalogue of Bermuda first day covers in the late 1980s.

He later embraced an informal role as town historian, writing a history of Greenwich, serving on the Representative Town Meeting, and producing a popular series of calendars featuring historical postcards of the town.

Bill is survived by his sister Mary and brother David; and son Will.

A celebration of his life will be held at Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 3. Burial will be private.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Episcopal Relief and Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

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