Archive for Sunday, December 28, 2003

J. Bunker Clark

December 28, 2003


Memorial services for J. Bunker Clark, 72, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be in August on Bois Blanc Island, Mich.

Mr. Clark died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Detroit, the son of the Rev. George and Cleora (Quist) Clark.

He attended Cass Technical School in Detroit and Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in music and a doctorate in musicology from the University of Michigan. He was a Fulbright scholar at Cambridge University in England, and he served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Korea.

Mr. Clark was interim organist at Christ Church Cranbrook and taught music history at Stephens College and Kansas University. He was a harpsichordist and board member of the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra and specialized in American church music of the English Baroque. He was a founding member of the Sonneck Society and active in American Musicological Society, Music Library Assn. and other music organizations.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of their home; and a brother, Thomas D. Clark, Kerrville, Texas; and his kitty, Kocenka.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggest memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church music fund, Lawrence Chamber Orchestra or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the mortuary.

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