W. Douglas Clark, MD

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Dr. William Douglas Clark, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, doctor, friend, died on Cape Cod, Mass., at the age of 90 on December 13, 2021.

He was born on September 3, 1931, to Ennis Hinson Clark and William N. Clark of Fieldale, VA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Margaret Quaintance Clark, his sons William Scott Clark (wife Robin) and Todd Reynolds Clark (wife Sarah) and grandchildren Emily, Matthew, Erin, Bailey and John Findley, as well as by his brother Roger Conrad Clark and niece Ellen Morse Byrd, both of Virginia. He was predeceased by his sister Jean Clark Morse.

Douglas graduated from Martinsville High School, received his B.A. from the University of Richmond and his M.D. from the University of Virginia. There he completed his residency training and became chief resident, surgery. He also served as a Fellow in cardiovascular surgery with the NIH.

From 1965 to 1981, he was a Senior Attending Surgeon at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY, and was a member of the Mt. Kisco Medical Group. Other positions held during those years include Attending Clinical Surgeon, Columbia Presbyterian; chairman of the Tumor Board and director of the Tumor Registry at Northern Westchester; member of the Board of Directors, Westchester Branch, American Cancer Society.

In 1981 he joined the Dreyfus Corporation as a senior analyst in health care. He also provided numerous consultancies and served on several boards. Douglas was a member of the vestry and later Senior Warden of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Kisco. Additionally, he chaired the church’s million-dollar Historical Restoration Fund.

In 2004, he moved to Brewster, MA, and fulfilled a lifetime dream by opening Domar Antiques. Throughout his life he was an avid opera enthusiast, attending performances around the world and lending support to numerous singers.