Morton Clark

October 7, 2013
Morton Clark

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Morton Hutchinson Clark of Williamsburg, Virginia died on October 7, 2013. Mr. Clark was born April 21, 1933 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the youngest child of David Henderson Clark and Catharine Hutchinson Clark.

He was a graduate of St. Andrewís School, Middletown, Delaware, the University of Virginia, and the University of Virginia Law School. Following law school, he completed Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. and served aboard several aircraft carriers operating in the Pacific. He also served at the Naval Air Station Chincoteague, Virginia as an Air Intelligence Officer utilizing both aircraft and submarines.

Mr. Clark was a partner at the law firm of Vandeventer, Black, Meredith, and Martin in Norfolk Virginia until his retirement in 2000. He served on the Executive Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a past president of the IíAnson-Hoffman American Inn of Court, co-editor of The Virginia Lawyer-Chapter on Admiralty, and a lecturer on Admiralty at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary College.

He loved boats and sailing and participated in numerous off shore races as navigator, including the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit, the Annapolis to Newport races, and the Newport to Bermuda races.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynn Adams Clark and their four children: Allison Dunn and her husband Hugh of Suffolk, England, David Clark and his wife Karen of Norfolk, Virginia, Susan Anton and her husband Alexander of Oxford, England, and Dixon Cairnduff and her husband Bruce of Hong Kong; and six grandchildren: William and Anna Dunn, Emma Clark, Harrison and Sydney Anton, and Ian Cairnduff. His sister Catharine C. Rasmussen and his brother David Clark also survive him.

The funeral service will be private.

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  • October 08, 2013
    Nancy Martone says:
    Lynn, Please know that you, Susan Dixon, Allison and David are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Nancy Martone

  • October 08, 2013
    Rick Kaiser says:
    Rest in Peace Mort. You've earned that right and most certainly deserve it.

  • October 17, 2013
    D. Johnson says:
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator cares about you and will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21:3,4 help you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Philippians 4:13

  • October 08, 2013
    Bill Franczek says:
    On behalf of Vandeventer Black we'd like to convey our condolences to Lynn and Mort's entire family. Mort was a vital part of our law firm for many years, and an excellent lawyer and friend to us all.

  • October 09, 2013
    Jack Schwolow says:
    My deepest sympathy to the entire Clark family on the passing of a great man.