Clark Joseph Jarvis passed away, in faith, on October 29, 2021 after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer. Proving his stubbornness and strength, he lived longer than the doctors had expected, when he was initially diagnosed. Clark passed away at the age of 71 in his home, beside his wife, in Dunnellon, Florida.
Clark was born on April 8, 1950 in St Albans, VT to the late Victor Armond Jarvis and Constance Clark. He was the younger brother of Brent Jarvis. Their mother passed away in 1963 and their father was remarried to Lucille Wells Jarvis in 1966. Lucille had three children from a previous marriage, Donald Wells, Richard Wells, and Jan Wells.
Clark graduated high school in 1968 at Bellows Free Academy (BFA) in St Albans and then was enlisted into the US Navy in 1969. After the Navy, Clark pursued a career in heating, ventilating and A/C (HVAC) within the construction industry as a project manager.
In 1982, Clark married Cynthia Ann Harkins in St Petersburg, FL and together had one child, Erica Jarvis. He was a loving, supportive but firm father to his only child. Clark was divorced by 1985.
In 1996, he decided to move up to Maine to attend the University of Maine in Orono and in 1999 obtained his bachelor’s in forestry and wildlife. With this, he thought me might want to be an environmental lawyer and decided to return to his home state to spend a couple of years at Vermont Law School. You might be able to tell by this point that Clark lived like a fire was lit under him. After 2 years at Vermont Law, he tried to finish school at Stetson, but then decided that law was not for him. Who could blame him, really? He decided to head back to Maine and return to his trusty HVAC career.
While in Maine, one amazing night in 2008, Clark met a spunky, sparkly eyed Cathy Richardson via online dating – like all the kids do nowadays. He really impressed her by taking her out to a local restaurant and thinking he’d pay for dinner with his card at an all cash establishment. Woops. He must have been one lucky guy because not only was Cathy prepared to pay in cash, but she was also interested in seeing him again! They continued to laugh and tell the story many years later. Clark and Cathy married in an intimate camo-themed wedding in Poland, Maine in 2013. You read that right. That year they united their blended family with Cathy Richardson’s three children from a previous marriage – Jackie Lindstedt, Daniel Keene Jr, and Alex Keene.
Clark Jarvis was a man of many answers and multiple interests. His hobbies ranged from fly fishing; gun collecting; learning various musical instruments that included harmonica, violin, guitar, and saxophone; model train and car collector; cook; brewer; wood worker; and hunter.
Clark’s surviving immediate family members include his wife, Cathy Richardson-Jarvis in Dunnellon, FL; his daughter, Erica Jarvis in Seattle, WA; his step daughter, Jackie Lindstedt in Gray, ME; his step son, Daniel Keene Jr in Gardner, ME; and his step son, Alex Keene in Naples, ME.
Clark was predeceased by his mother, Constance Clark in 1963; his father, Victor A Jarvis in 2000; and step mother, Lucille Wells Jarvis in 2015.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.