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Clinton V. Scarich July 12, 1919–October 26, 2015 Clint was born in Los Angeles, California to Andrew and Ethyl Scarich. At about age 10 his family moved to Oakland. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1941. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, serving at Bay Area bases, ending the war as a Capitan, and served in the active reserve for nearly twenty years. He married Marjorie Wick in 1943 and they had three children, Greg, Steve and Shelley, who survive him. He attended Stanford Graduate School of Business after the war obtaining an MBA. He then had a long career with Proctor and Gamble, working in sales and plant management. In 1965, he and Marjorie divorced and he transitioned to a second career in marketing and sales with American Express, first in Chicago and later in New York City, where he lived until 2009. He developed the travel bug, and even before retiring he started travelling extensively on his own. His travelled in Russia and Eastern Europe before the Iron Curtain came down, Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, East Asia, China, South East Asia and Indonesia, over 80 countries in all. He included stints in the International Executive Service Corps in Greece in 1970 and the Peace Corps in Nepal in 1978–80. While not traveling he volunteered at the 4th Street Food Co-op in the East Village and alternative theatre venues as much to help out as to meet interesting people. His love of dance led to many years volunteering at the New York City Ballet. He volunteered as a US Forest Service back country ranger in the Sierras and Rockies in both winter and summer. He was an avid alpine skier, bicyclist, and backpacker as well as snorkeling and spending several years sailing his catamaran around the Caribbean. After more than 40 years in New York City, he relocated to Redondo Beach in 2009 to escape the cold winters and be closer to his children and old friends. He was active until shortly before his death. He lived life to the fullest and will be missed by his family and friends. A family burial ceremony will be held soon. A memorial for family and friends will be held early next year. Please email Greg for details. For a collection of photos and more information please go to http://clint.knobby.ws.

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  1. We are heart broken. We just received the news in the mail today of Clint’s passing. We are so sorry to have missed any services or celebrations of Clint’s life. Clint was a very influential and important person to us. We met Clint at the Solitude Ski Resort in Utah around 1998 when he was just about eighty years old. We were so impressed to meet an eighty year old who could ski, but let me tell you…Clint was no ordinary eighty year old. We truthfully loved him and found him amazingly interesting (after all, our grandparents paled in comparrison!). Clint was cool. That’s it. Cool. He traveled. He joined the Peace Corps. He listened. This was rare with the majority of aging adults in our lives.
    Clint was an amazing friend and an incredible human being. He told us story after story that couldn’t possibly be true…until we found out one day that they were. He invited us to stay in his New York City tiny apartment in 2003. While there, we found scrapbooks verifying all of the stories he told us. He was for real.
    Our fondest memories of Clint were political conversations. In fact, it was years before we knew what his political affiliations might be. He never once told us his opinions…he only asked questions.
    There are so many stories we could tell about Clinton Scarich, but the most important thing anyone needs to know is that he was our friend and he will be deeply missed.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies….we loved your dad dearly.

    With love,
    Sandra and Mike Zakowski

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