Our beloved Clark passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 8th, 2009. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was born January 10, 1922 in Swissvalle, Pennsylvania. Clark served in the United States Marine Corp in World War II as an MT Sgt. He was a friend to all and owner and barber of Clark's Barber Shop on Calle Mayor and Anza in Torrance. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 64 years and his six children Carol, Clark, Lester, Theresa, Mary, & David. His sons-in-law Mike Coy, Ken Paredes, Michael Silva, his daughters-in-law Lena & Doreen Daywalt, his 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beautiful granddaughter Rene Theresa. The family would also like to extend their love and great appreciation to Mike Coy for allowing us the privilege of our father's home care for the past 10 years. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Torrance Memorial Home Health and Hospice in memory of Clark Edward Daywalt.

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  1. Clark was my brother and I’s barber in our elementary school years. He always had a big smile and something nice to say. He was friends with my parents for many years. We will miss him, but know he is with the Lord now.

  2. To the Daywalt family, My heart goes out to you during this time. I lived 2 doors down from you and Mr. Daywalt gave me my first haircut as a child. As a Marine, I even relied on him to give me haircuts and talk about the Corps when I was visiting. I will never forget when he simply placed a bowl on my head and wanted to just cut around it. He will truly be missed. Once a Marine, always a Marine. And friend. Semper Fi, Mark Coates Master Sergeant, USMC (Ret)

  3. Dear Ruth and families, We all have great memories of Clark as we lived across the street from you all those years on Ladeene and also enjoyed his barber shop. He was so friendly and a great guy. With all our love and deepest sympathy, the GYLFE family xoxo

  4. To the Daywalt family- I feel like I grew up at Clark’s Barber Shop, as he cut my Dad’s and brothers hair for as long as I can remember. In fact, he was the barber for three generations of our family. I will always remember his smiling face. Thanks for sharing your Dad with our community. I’ll always remember his chair; the first one as you walked in the door. A place of honor in the barber world!

  5. To the Daywalt, Pleas accept my condolences at the passing of Walt. He was my barber starting back in the 60’s. It was always a pleasure to go to his shop. May he rest in peace.

  6. I am so sorry to here of your loss. Ruth babysat my brother Kevin and I for many years. My Father Don Walsh would always take me with him to get his hair cut by Clark. He was a special person and will be missed. My mother Alice, Kevin and I want you to know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Clark is now with my Dad talking old times I am sure. God Bless

  7. Dear Daywalt Family, We were saddend to learn of the passing of Clark. We always will remember his smile. My boys, Nick Padilla and Jesse Archimbaud, remember Clark from Carol’s daycare and getting their haircut from him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Kyla,Arch,Jesse Archimbaud & Nick Padilla

  8. A trip to Clark’s barber shop was always an interesting time, and I had my hair for most of the 50 years I’ve lived nearby. Lots of my hair fell on his floor. I’ve missed him since he retired and am saddened that he is gone. He was a good guy. TOM RISCHE

  9. Ruth Daywalt used to babysit me, and Clark was my dad’s barber. I remember Clark’ s shop as always being a great place to go with my dad to. Clark would give me gum, and the whole atmosphere there was so welcoming. I remember Clark as always having a smile, and being so good-natured. You could tell that he truly loved his job, and everyone he met.

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