Wyndham Lee Clarke


On Dec. 26, Wyndham Lee Clarke died at the age of 89. He was born in Pinehurst, N.C., in 1929, and graduated from Southern Pines High School in 1947. He attended North Carolina State University briefly, returning to complete a degree in nuclear engineering after serving in the Air Force for six years and completing 100 fighter/bomber missions during the Korean War.

Wyndham worked for General Electric for 10 years, at Vallecitos Nuclear Center in Sunol, Calif., and at Tempo Center for Advanced Studies in Santa Barbara and Washington, D.C. In 1970, he joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development, primarily focusing on community planning and development and on energy conservation.

In 1991, Wyndham retired to pursue his interests in wood carving, painting and sailing. He and his wife, the former Alisone Macfarlane, enjoyed spending summers in Southwest Harbor with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, his son Lee and daughter-in-law Kristin Neun, daughter Ashley and son-in-law David Brooks and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a food pantry or charitable organization of your choice.

Know when to pay your respects.