Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA)
FSSA regrets to inform you of the passing of Peter G. Clark, 66, on June 11, 2020 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the loving husband of Janice Clark. They were high school sweethearts and shared 42 years of marriage together. He is also survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Julie and Anthony Colletti, and Jenna and Matthew Anderson; and two grandchildren, Quinn and Chloe Colletti. He was predeceased by his parents George and Catherine Clark and his sister Jennifer Hill.
Pete was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada February 19, 1954, and was the son of George and Catherine Clark. He moved to Dayton, Ohio as a boy and later to Morristown, NJ in middle school. Pete graduated from Morristown Beard High School in 1972 and Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1976.
He was elected President of the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) in 1999, and also served as Chair of the FSSA Manufacturers Division. Pete spent his entire professional career in the fire protection industry. He worked for National Foam in Lyonville, PA as International Sales Manager, then went to Ansul and relocated his family to Marinette, WI. At Ansul, he was Vice President of Marketing. He was the Vice President of Sales at Kidde-Fenwal, and moved to Boston. Pete then joined Notifier, initially looking after the Mideast and Canada as International Sales Manager and then promoted to Vice President of Marketing. Throughout his career, he was known for being a mentor and friend to many.
Pete retired in 2013, spending more time with family, while walking and enjoying the Connecticut shoreline. He took up photography as a hobby. In 2014, Pete obtained his United States citizenship and was so proud to be an American.
He was an avid sports fan, but especially loved the New York Giants and Boston Red Sox. Above all else he adored his family and all the special times they shared together. He cherished all the moments he got to spend playing with his grandchildren – they loved their Papa immensely. He will be remembered for his sarcastic sense of humor and ability to make everyone laugh.
The Clark family is holding a private graveside service at Alder Brook Cemetery in Guilford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492; https://www.heart.org/.