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Seymour Garland Clark

d. March 2, 2021

A longtime resident of Mt. Lebanon, PA, Seymour Garland Clark, Jr., (Cy) passed away on March 2, 2021. He was born on November 6, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Poly Prep School where he was a soccer and lacrosse player. When he graduated in 1947, he went on to Duke University, and competed on the lacrosse team. During his senior year at Duke, Cy married Joan Ellen Smith, from New York City, and then obtained a law degree from Duke University Law School in 1954.

Immediately following graduation, Cy worked as a law clerk for the National Labor Relations Board member Ivar H. Peterson in Washington DC for one year, then served for 2 years as a First Lieutenant in the Staff Judge Advocate's office at Bolling Air Force Base. Following that, he was hired as a field attorney in the National Labor Relations Board's Cleveland office.

In 1958, he was hired as General Attorney for US Steel in Pittsburgh, PA, and later was promoted to Senior General Attorney specializing in labor and unemployment law. He was named Chairman of the Labor Law Ligation Committee of the Business Round Table in 1972, a position he held until 1980. Throughout his career, Cy became highly recognized and a labor law attorney and, in addition to ligating cases, became a frequent public speaker on labor law issues.

Cy was an avid squash player and actively competed in tournaments and league matches throughout Pittsburgh. He was on the board of the Pittsburgh Squash Racquets Association and helped facilitate the growth of squash in the Pittsburgh area.

In 1998, when he retired from US Steel, Cy became very involved in the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center where he helped to organize doubles leagues and continued to play several times a week.

However, after his retirement, most time was reserved for his five grandchildren. He was a devoted grandparent and became a major part of his grandchildren's lives. He became their biggest fans at baseball and softball games, swim meets, and at their summer camp activities. Cy loved to read with his grandchildren and was an active participant in all their swimming pool games. He also was present at their school functions, cheering them on at events and graduations, and involved in all their holiday gatherings and family trips.

CY is predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan Smith Clark, and survived by his children, Wendy (Rich) Bartlett, Peter (Stacy) Clark, Lynn (Carl) Bahm and his grandchildren, Garland Bartlett, Sara Clark, Molly Clark, Jennifer Bahm, and Zachary Bahm along with his nieces Sally Herbert and Jacqueline Bartlett and nephews Rusty Herbert, Peter Herbert, and Scott Herbert. He is predeceased by his sister, Audrey Clark. Funeral services will be private to the family only. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), Scott Twp., 15220.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228-2252.
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