TAYLOR FRISBIE CLARK passed away suddenly on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the age of 55. He was born October 7, 1962 in Washington DC. Married to Marilyn Reilly Clark in 1986, Taylor was a devoted husband and father of Charles Reilly Clark of Boston, MA, Cooper Reilly Clark of Rumson NJ, and Caitlin Reilly Clark of Rumson, NJ; cherished son of Charles “Chief” and Nancy Clark (nee Frisbie); devoted brother of Carter Clark (Emily) and Christopher Clark (Julie); treasured nephew of John and Martha Hastings; loving uncle to 23 nieces and nephews; dear son-in-law of Marilyn Reilly Lauber and the late Joseph Reilly Sr.; dearest brother-in-law of Sharon Tobin (Gerald), Joseph Reilly Jr., Brian Reilly (Joanne), Matthew Reilly (Leslie), Thomas Reilly (Colleen), Kevin Reilly and John Reilly (deceased) (Linda). Marilyn and Taylor recently celebrated 32 incredibly happy years of marriage. During that time, his family shared many enjoyable activities including golf, boating, skiing, and fishing. Taylor was a passionate father standing on the sidelines of lacrosse games from New Jersey to Ohio to Maine. He was devoted to his faith, and a loyal friend of Bill W’s. Known for wearing short pants with no socks, he had an uncanny ability to quote movies. He leaves behind countless cherished memories that will be held in our hearts forever.
An Ohio native, Taylor grew up in the Cleveland area. He attended University School and went on to Hillsdale College. Taylor began his career at America’s Body Company working for his lifelong mentor, Evan Corns.
Taylor went on to become a principal at MobilityWorks, an industry leader in resolving the transportation needs of the elderly and disabled. Under Taylor’s leadership, the company grew significantly and now has over 1300 employees across the United States. In business as in his personal life, Taylor’s passion was helping others. He felt blessed to be involved with a business that provided such help to so many and enabled those in wheelchairs the independence and personal freedom to go where they want to go and do what they want to do.
Taylor’s partner, Bill Koeblitz, said “Taylor had a wonderfully positive impact on all of us. He cared, deeply, about every person he met, and you felt his care for you. All of us, in return, loved him and will miss him deeply. We are all committed to becoming a little more like Taylor, as testament to his legacy. I know that if Taylor could speak to us today he would tell us we are all blessed to have each other. We need to rely on each other and our collective strength during this time”.
Taylor pursued excellence in every facet of his personal and professional life and he encouraged others to do the same. He was generous to a fault, genuinely interested in others and a force for good in their lives. Truly, he was ‘a man for others’ and an inspiration to those who knew him. We will miss him more than words can express.
Too short the time, but how good it was to know you. As you go before us, Godspeed, and until we meet again, look after us all - as you always have.
On Saturday March 3, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at St. Dominic's Church, 19000 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights, with a reception immediately following at The Country Club, 2825 Lander Road, Pepper Pike.
On Saturday, March 31, a celebration of Taylor’s life will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Navesink Country Club, 50 Luffbarrow Lane, Middletown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation to support the alcohol and drug recovery center at Lutheran Hospital. Please send donations to PO Box 93117 Cleveland, OH 44195 or to The MobilityWorks Foundation at 4199 Kinross Lakes Parkway, Richfield, OH 44286.