BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Patrick Clark, longtime director of education and safety at Clark Pest Control (Bakersfield), died Aug. 29, at 69, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Patrick, along with brothers Jim Jr., and Mike, ran Clark Pest Control of Bakersfield, which was founded by their father Jim Clark, Sr.
After graduating from California State University, Bakersfield (he also attended San Jose State University) in 1978 with a BS in business administration, Patrick returned to the family business full-time in 1978 at the urging of his father. His focus was on training, education and safety. “In a family with a lot of personalities he was well liked and well respected in the company and in the community,” his son, Sean, told PCT.
One of Patrick’s biggest contributions to the pest control industry in California was the establishment of a scholarship for children of Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) members. “He was blessed with so many opportunities in this industry and this was his way to give back,” Sean Clark said.
Patrick Clark is survived by Penny, his wife of 42 years; siblings Jim, Mike, Cathy and Colleen; children Ryan, Sean, Erin and Colin; and grandchildren Ayden, Kayla, Arya and Maeve.
Memorial donations can be made to
PCOC Scholarship Foundation:
PCOC, 3031 Beacon Blvd
West Sacramento, CA 95691