Edward (Ed) Perry Clarke of Darien, CT, died peacefully of natural causes June 1, 2016, at Atria Senior Living in Darien, where he had lived since 2003. He was 94.
Mr. Clarke was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on May 7, 1922, the son of the late Gilmore David Clarke and Emma Vought Clarke. His father was a landscape architect, who was instrumental in planning many of the parkways in the New York area and who served as chair of the National Commission of Fine Arts from 1937-1950. He grew up in New Rochelle and Pelham, NY, and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in 1939.
Born March 19, 1919 in Stamford, Connecticut, Walter Ericsson married his much loved Bunny (Ellen) Terzian in 1949 and settled in Darien, where they have lived for sixty-seven years.
He is the admired and loved father of his son Jack of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and the cherished ‘everything’ to his daughter Sandra of Westport. His adoring grandson, Nolan, of New York City and Westport, is his pride and joy, with great-granddaughter, Alexandra, his doll, and Bella and Lily, his companions, guard dogs, and playmates!