Jack Clarkin Jr. Passes
02-Mar-2018CLARKIN JR. , JOHN "JACK" E.
70, passed away February 22, 2018 in Ft. Myers, FL. He was the beloved husband of Alice L. (Clothier) Clarkin for forty-six years; and the son of the late John E., Sr. and Dorothy A. (Robbins) Clarkin. Loving father of Emily C. Eggleston (Robert) and John P. Clarkin; loving grandfather of Ailyn and Evan Eggleston; brother of Patricia E. Clarkin; uncle of James Quigley, Erica Van Deusen and Lisabeth Bennett. Jack graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1969 as a member of Theta Chi. Jack was a contracting officer for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for thirty years, where he retired as the Department Head for Commercial Acquisition, and received the Hamilton Award and Navy Meritorious Civilian Award. Jack was a US Veteran of the , serving in the 101st Airborne and received the . He was a member of the Newport Yacht Club and the Pawtuxet Athletic Club.
A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1pm in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited to gather in the Administration parking lot at 12:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to RI , 830 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889 will be appreciated. For information and condolences visit: .