October 25, 1961 - February 12, 2021
Roberto was born on October 25, 1961 at 9:12pm at Shaw Air force Base, South Carolina to Margarita from Panama and John Thomas Clark, from Nashville, Tennessee. Roberto has a fraternal twin; Rafael who was born 1st and like Miles Dewey Davis, - Roberto had his back to the world and came out second. During Roberto’s younger years, the family traveled the world for years because his father was an Air Force Cryptologists but they did end up settling in Sacramento, California. Roberto was christened at a young age. He also began playing Trumpet at 13 in the school band. at Don Julio Middle School. He continued playing in the school bands. While attending Highlands High School he won a Scholarship/internship to study and play with Donald Byrd. Roberto graduated from Highland High School in 1979. After high school Roberto joined the Air Force and worked on Black Boxes. and trained in electronics. After the military Roberto entered into the Joint Apprenticeship Training Council (JATC) with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 340 to be an Electrician in 1984. Roberto worked as an Electrician out of Local 340 for 37 years. Roberto studied music all of his life, he was jazzman and a jazz enthusiast. He met and performed with many great musicians...local. and world class. Preceded in death, by his mother Margarita Clark, his father John Thomas Clark, Brothers Thomas Antonio Clark and Francisco Antonio. Clark. Also preceded in death by his partner and longtime friend Nina Wilkes. Survived by his twin brother Rafael Clark (Sacramento), son Toure S. R. Clark of Philadelphia, PA, daughter, Regan Campbell Clark of Philadelphia, PA and the mother of his children Gwendolyn (Nzinga) Campbell of Philadelphia, PA, an aunt, nephew, cousins and a host of many loving relatives and friends.
Roberto was born on October 25, 1961 at 9:12pm at Shaw Air force Base, South Carolina to Margarita from Panama and John Thomas Clark, from Nashville, Tennessee. Roberto has a fraternal twin; Rafael who was born 1st and like Miles Dewey Davis,... View Obituary & Service Information
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