Frank M. Clark

Frank was born in Santa Barbara after his father left New York in 1928 headed for California. From a very early age he became interested in aviation participating in Civil Air Patrol and working with the aerospace industry for several decades. He went on to become an aircraft designer, entrepreneur, father of two, historian, and avid sailor. Of his many passions & hobbies, sailboat racing & cruising were his favorite joining the Santa Barbara Yacht Club in 1978, lovingly referred to as his ‘center of operations’ until present.

In his later years he rekindled a childhood interest of constructing model airplanes and served as president of Santa Barbara Radio Control Modelers. Yet another great chapter was his research into ancient origins of human civilization, traveling the world in search of truth. He also spent several years working at Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and volunteered harvesting crops for the needy.

Frank’s greatest asset was his ability to bring joy to the lives of others with his humor & wit, always living for the moment and seeking out the best in those he chose to befriend. His last days were spent defying the odds, enjoying a race at the club & time with good friends at the local car show. He is survived by son Steven.

Memorial service will be held, for details please contact (805) 452-2342 or

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Foodbank of Santa Barbara
(805) 967-5741


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