MARQUETTE, MI. - Clark Lambros 7-21-32 of 3132 Lake Shore Blvd Marquette, Michigan, and 1445 Gulf of Mexico Drive C503 Longboat Key, Florida entered eternal life Friday evening, December 14, 2012 as a result of coronary heart disease. Clark passed away under the care of the Mayo Clinic ICU in Rochester, Minnesota with his family by his side.
Clark was born July 21, 1932 in Thessaloniki Greece. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 18, with $134 dollars is his pocket. Clark attended Bradley University in Peoria Illinois where he majored in Political Science and Economics. Upon graduation Clark moved to Chicago and had several jobs. There he met Kathryne Merkle Lambros, his former wife of 12 years and moved to Marquette, Michigan.
Clark was a true renaissance man. He had great talent in many areas and loved life. Clark was an avid golfer, starting the sport at the age of 30. He was a member of the MGCC for 50 years and member of the Longboat Key Club in Longboat Key Florida where he was Club Champion.
Clark loved to discuss politics, play the piano, cook, negotiate business deals, spend time on the beach, help his family and most importantly, make everyone laugh and smile.
Clark was the Building Committee Chair of the YMCA of Marquette County. He and his committee oversaw the construction of the YMCA. Clark's community service included being a founding member of the NMU Golden Wildcats, YMCA building Committee Chair, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption Board Member, Players Club Condominium Building Committee, Paul Harris Fellow and more.
Clark was a very successful businessman. He purchased Bimbo's Pizza in 1961, now know as Vango's. He named the restaurant after his father, Evangelos Lambropolus. Vango's is the oldest restaurant in Marquette. Clark revived the Presque Isle ice cream store and was the driving force behind the pavilion next to the store.
Clark was very proud of his ability to give back to the community that has supported him for all these years.
Clark is survived by his best friend and partner in life, or his "wife" as he called her, of 40 years, Michele Butler. His three daughters, Asimina Lambros Jacksonville, Florida, Patti Lambros Mohr (John) Jacksonville Florida, Joy Lambros Caron (Robert) Northbrook, Illinois. His seven grandsons, Evan, Dan and Charlie Mohr, Clark, Jack, Bobby and Alexander Caron. His brother Dr. John Lambros of Athens, Greece and his nieces and nephews. Preceding Clark were his parents Asimina and Evangelos, his brothers Lucky and Phony, and his beloved son Clark Lambros Jr.
The family will receive friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Trisagion will be held at 7:30 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at 11:00 am at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption with Rev. Mark Sietsema officiating.
Burial will be made in the Park Cemetery. The Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, Marquette, The Beacon House, or the YMCA of Marquette County.
May his memory be eternal.