GREGORY A. CLARK: A Sailor and a
months, the shy young Japanese woman working at the snack
stand at the United States naval base in Yokohama knew
Gregory A. Clark as "pizza man," the name she had given
him because he always ordered the same thing.
It was the summer of 1987, and by the time that fall
came, they had begun dating. Eventually, the handsome
petty officer second class left the Navy and the couple
married, moved to New Jersey and had four children, who
are now between the ages of 5 and 11. Mr. Clark, 40, was
a computer technician for Cantor Fitzgerald.
Yuka Clark, the shy young woman who is now his widow,
has written him a letter: "Gregory, you were like an
angel. You always made people feel so warm with your
kindness and thoughtfulness, wherever you went. You
rarely demanded for yourself; you were like a selfless
saint. You had so much class and you were a true
gentleman and you made us feel so proud. You loved
children so much and gave and gave endlessly. Your smile
and happy memories will never be forgotten. You will live
in our hearts forever and ever."