Clark Howard ReberMarch 3, 1929 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 88)
Clark H. Reber, age 88 of Sylvania, passed away April 27, 2017.
Born in Toledo, he grew up in Sylvania, graduating from Burnham High School in 1947. He graduated from The University of Toledo in 1950. A member of UT’s first ROTC class, he was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned an infantry officer in the Regular Army.
In 1951 he married Carolyn Joan Cox of Berkey, Ohio. They were married 65 years. Clark was soon sent to the Korean War, serving 13 months in the 45th Infantry Division. Among his awards were the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Following active duty he served in the Army Reserves, resigning as a captain in 1963.
Clark began teaching at Metamora High School in 1954. He later became principal of Montpelier High School and then superintendent of schools there. In 1966 he became UT’s first director of financial aid. Taking early retirement in 1981, he went to Lourdes College as director of admissions and financial aid. He was also scholarship consultant to the Marathon Oil Company for thirty years.
Following retirement in 1996, he completed the paralegal program at UT and later was a substitute teacher in Sylvania. For about ten years, he and Joan did volunteer work for the Komen for the Cure Foundation. They spent summer weekends taking the Promise Quilt and selling raffle tickets in many northwest Ohio communities. The quilt, made by Joan and a number of other local ladies, was raffled off at the Race for the Cure.
Clark is survived by his beloved wife, Joan, and children, Thomas (Jan), Michael (Judy), Janine, Karen (Dale) Pojedynski, Brian (Cheryl), and Amy. Also surviving are grandchildren Kristi (Bryan), Kevin (Jenn), Anthony, Mandy, Tevan, Skylar and Joseph. Also surviving are his brother Stephen (Judy) Reber, great-grandchildren, Bailey, Logan, Addison, Jacob and Charlotte.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Harmon, father, Howard Reber, stepparents William H. Harmon and Martha Reber and brother, William S. Harmon.
Clark’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1pm at McCord Road Christian Church, where family and friends may gather at 11am.
Kindly make memorial contributions to the McCord Road Christian Church, Sylvania, or Hospice of NW Ohio. Professional services were provided by Reeb Funeral Home, where online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com.