Lynn Marie (Kucharczuk) Clark
Born June 19, 1966, Allentown PA
Passed April 7, 2022, Peoria, AZ
“The One With The Amazing Woman” On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Lynn Marie Kucharczuk Clark, loving wife and mother to three children, was called up to heaven peacefully in her sleep at the age of 55 with her husband at her side.
Lynn was born on June 19, 1966, in Allentown, PA to Ronald and Joanne Kucharczuk. The family moved to Arizona in 1974, and she graduated from Peoria High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 1990 and began a career in construction management, land development, and HR benefits. She spent time building the Arizona Republic printing plant in Deer Valley, Del Webb developing Sun City West and Sun City Grand, Shea Homes, and finally working in the leave management industry. Lynn also took nursing school classes and received her EMT certification as she was passionate about the medical field and caring for others. She always said her favorite job, also the hardest, yet most rewarding, was being a mom.
On April 5, 1997, she married Scott Clark and started a family in Peoria, AZ. They raised their oldest daughter Kameryn, who is a U of A graduate headed to Occupational Therapy graduate school at NAU. She is also an Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, of which Lynn was especially proud. Their middle son, John, earned a football scholarship and played for NAU where he will graduate with his bachelor’s degree next month and plans to join a local fire department, also making Lynn extremely proud. One of Lynn’s all-time favorite activities was watching Kameryn dance and John play football throughout their high school and college careers. She was always their biggest cheerleader. Their youngest son, Joseph (Joey), recently graduated from Ironwood HS and is attending a day program, One Step Beyond, where he typically has more fun during the workday than any of us. Lynn loved Joey so very much and especially loved how he made her laugh when she needed it the most. She had a special heart for those with special needs.
Lynn’s passion was her kids and family. She always put others first and spent her life serving and taking care of others. She was an incredible mother to her kids and encouraged them to pursue their dreams and never give up. Lynn loved to read and particularly enjoyed her book club meetings with her besties. She loved to watch TV, especially home improvement shows, Cardinals games, Dancing with the Stars, and lately “Friends.” She and Scott shared a million inside jokes using movie quotes they’d built up over the years. The beach was her happy place and she especially loved Hawaii. She loved escaping to the beach, summers in her pool, and finding extra joy in watching Joey swim or John and Grandpa build her dream backyard bar.
Lynn’s first love was her family. She came from a very strong Polish family, and she instilled that strength, loyalty, servant-hearted attitude, faith, and love in her husband and children. She loved being around her whole family and dogs, especially Riggs who brought her much comfort in her final moments, more than words can say. She also loved her friends dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. You all were very important to her. Her home was always open to any kid going through challenges, and she truly changed many lives.
Lynn is survived by her husband Scott, daughter Kameryn, sons John and Joseph; parents Ronald and Joanne Kucharczuk, sisters Shelley Lamphere, Jacqueline Herrera, and Roxanne Lopez, nieces Elyce, Hannah, & Lily, and nephews Trenton, Broc, & Bond. She was very close to her “fourth sister” and best friend Kim, as well as countless friends and colleagues. Miss Lynn was much loved and will be dearly missed. Lynn was the easiest person to talk to, had a great listening ear, and gave the best advice. She really loved people unconditionally and we hope to continue her legacy to “Love Like Lynn.”
We know she’s in heaven now, probably organizing something, fulfilling her ballroom dancing dreams, or at the beach. RIP Baby. I’ll see you somewhere.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley, especially nurse Heidi, for the compassion and care in her final precious moments, and Lynn’s oncologist Dr. James Choi for his passion. We thank everyone for all of the continuous love and support from friends, family, colleagues, and strangers - the thoughts and prayers for Lynn during her long cancer journey were felt and appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations in Lynn’s honor be made to One Step Beyond, Inc., a non-profit for special needs adults.
Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 15th from 2-5 pm at Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center in Glendale and the Catholic funeral service will be Thursday, April 21st, at St. Thomas More in Glendale, beginning at 10:30 am.
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One Step Beyond Inc.
9299 W. Olive Avenue Ste 311, Peoria AZ 85345