Condolence & Memory Journal

Dwight Clark will be remembered by the generations of The Button Family. I named my youngest son after him. Parker DWIGHT Button. Thank you Dwight for the Super Catch. We love you and miss you.

Posted by Roger Button - Corning, CA - brother   March 07, 2020


Awww, he represented San Francisco well. Rest in peace.

Posted by SF Native - CA   July 24, 2019

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the friends and family of Dwight. May God provide comfort and strength during this most challenging time. I am sorry for your loss but please be assured that Almighty God is truly aware of your loss and grief, and is longing to alleviate your pain and sadness by fulfilling his promise to eliminate the root cause of sickness and death forever.
~ Isaiah 63:9

Posted by - acquaintance   February 14, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Suzanne Busch - Fresno, CA - friend   February 01, 2019

You will be remembered as a great forty niner
May you rest in peace..My family and I send our prayers and thoughts to all the ones you loved..

Posted by Pamela Donigan - Rohnert Park, CA   October 21, 2018

My deepest thoughts are with your family. You will be missed on and off the of football field.

Posted by Dana Amaismeier - Lakeland, FL   August 24, 2018

To the Family and Friends of Dwight Clark, I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up in the 80's, 49ers was my favorite team. Any interviews I saw of Dwight Clark, he had a very kind demeanor.. May you find comfort in the words at Psalm 147:3, " He (God) heals the brokenhearted. He binds up their wounds"

Posted by G F    August 14, 2018

The Catch was a play I always remember as a Cowboy fan. Great game great player rip.

Posted by Armand Smith - Peoria, AZ - Acquaintance   August 06, 2018

Thank you, Dwight, for everything you gave to all of us. I'm sure the football team in Heaven just got a whole lot better! Blessed be.

Posted by lisa santillan - Sunnyvale, CA - friend   August 02, 2018

RIP Dwight Clark, one of my favorite 49ers! I had season tickets in the 80's and I was so excited to see the 49ers turn it around and start winning Super Bowls! Thank you Dwight for that beautiful catch! We also visited his restaurant, where we met Jerry Rice. You'll always be in my heart, a good man and great teammate!

Posted by Ellen Spencer - San Diego, CA   August 02, 2018

My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Clark family, friends and fans of DC. # 87 will forever be in our hearts. It may be a dark day here on earth, but up got a whole lot brighter.

Posted by Louie Des Rochers - Santa Clara, CA - acquaintance   August 01, 2018

Dwight was my favorite 49er. My uncle was a season ticket holder and he took me to many games in the 80's. The only poster I had up in my room was of Dwight Clark, it wasn't "The Catch" but the one of him in the Adidas shorts. In 2016, I was attending a Boston concert and the woman next to me spilled some of her beer on the ground near my purse. She was apologizing to me, when her husband leaned forward and said, "Babe, that's a lot of spillage!". I recognized his voice immediately and I leaned back and whispered to his wife, "He's Dwight Clark!". She said yes it was and I said he was my favorite football player. A few seconds later, Dwight leaned over and introduced himself to me and shook my hand. His wife, Kelly had kindly told him that I was a fan. Thank you, Kelly for sharing your husband with us all, I always regretted not asking your name and introducing myself to you. You & Dwight are both class acts!

Posted by Lisa - Los Altos, CA   August 01, 2018

Having grown up only two blocks from old Kezar Stadium, football was the last thing on my mothers mind. She had eight boys to raise. However, when the Niners triumphed over Dallas that infamous day at Candlestick, it was the Dwight Clark's famous catch that put the E in excitement to the game of football in our household. What was even more amazing, it was the catalyst that launched my mother's very first interest in the Niners.

Thirteen years later we lost our father to Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS. Sundays wouldn't be the same for our mother, but she never lost her faith in the Niners. At 91, battling cancer, she made it a point to get out of bed every Sunday to watch her Niners.

When I learned of Mr. Clark's familiar fate, my heart sunk. When I saw the wonderful tribute they gave him last year at Levi Stadium, it brought hope, compassion and awareness to this terrible disease. But most of all, everyone saw the amazing courage he evoked and sincere appreciation and love he had for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for the memories!

Posted by John Horton - San Francisco Native   August 01, 2018

I met Dwight while he was playing with the 49ers and he was the kindest guy. He had just opened his restaurant in Redwood City and was so nice to me and my friends. I just learned today while I was watching the ESPY's that he passed away from ALS. I've been quite out of touch since I live on Kauai now for so many years. My sympathies to his family, his friends, the 49ers and all the people he's touched around the world. One day I hope they find a cure for ALS. God bless you all.
Anne Janelle

Posted by A friend   July 19, 2018


May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. God Bless.

Posted by Karen Battaglia - CA - coworker   July 14, 2018

RIP Dwight !!! A great person & 49er !!!

Posted by Jeffrey Prosser - KY   July 09, 2018

I worked with Dwight's mom Norma at the bank. Her boys were the apple of her eye. I got to meet Dwight on one of his visits home. Such a kind and nice man.
May God be with the family,
Cindy Scott Barnes

Posted by Cindy Barnes - Huntersville, NC   July 08, 2018

R.I.P. Dwight from Jay! Great catch, great life! #trendmagazineonline

Posted by Jay Whipple - Miami, FL   June 26, 2018


Thanks for landing in our lives Dwight...

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2018

We greeted Dwight as a rookie when we were President & Secretary of the 49ers Booster Club. We toured S.F. together and relaxed in our penthouse while sharing life stories and dreams. Harry interviewed you at our Booster Club dinner and you shined. We were on the field ready to take down the 60 ft. Club banner when you made "The Catch" leaving us breathless. Harry was inducted into the Hall of Fans as the #1 Fan in 2003, passed 7 years ago, and surely met you in heaven. I remain on the 49ers website as "Mother of the 49ers". You are in my heart forever, Kitten Troutt

Posted by KITTEN TROUTT - SANTA ROSA, CA   June 15, 2018

God bless you on the journey to your heavenly home! You are truly one of the greatest to have ever played the game and brought so much joy and inspiration to your admirers! We will always remember you!

Posted by Marie Johnson - San Leandro, CA   June 14, 2018

Harry & Kitten Troutt and daughter Linda Russell Ridgway offer our deepest condolence. We've all met Mr. Clark and my parents always said lovely things about him.

Posted by Linda Ridgway - Santa Rosa, CA   June 14, 2018

To the Clark Family, My wife and I extend our condolences to the Clark family. I had the great pleasure of meeting Dwight at an autograph show in Chicago and he was such a nice engaging and friendly man. A true gentleman. Dwight Clark will always be remembered for the "Catch" a game I enjoyed watching growing up in Chicago when it was below zero outside with a wind chill of-64. Dwight will especially remembered for the first rate man he was on and off the field. I knew that he was a kind man who treated people with dignity and respect and worked very hard to better his community. He was a modest and humble man. He will be missed. Our Lord called home a good man as our Christian faith reminds us. May his Memory Be Eternal, We will miss you Dwight. Thank you for being part of our lives as we watched you play the great American game with such class.

Posted by Nicholas Tziavaras - Placer County, CA   June 14, 2018

Dwight you are an inspiration to all of us that suffer with a chronic disease, thank you and your fellow 49er players and family for giving us so many fond memories, you will live forever in our minds for your accomplishments on the field and more importantly for how you lived your life off the field, its not the length of life that matters but the depth of life, you touched so many lives in a positive light, may God be with your family.
God Speed,

Posted by David Lyness - Wayne, NJ - acquaintance   June 13, 2018

To The Clark Family,
Death leaves a heartache that only Almighty God can heal. Love leaves precious memories that know one can steal. May, "the God of all comfort," be with you and your family during this time of sorrow.1Cor 15:26
With Kindness and Heartfelt Regret.

Posted by F L - Cola, SC   June 13, 2018

The nation loved Dwight, as a football excellent one....but here in Charlotte, there is a local crowd that knew him first, and along with many other Garinger Wild Cats, I mourn the loss of a fellow classmate. Nice guy in school..just as talented then as he was as an adult..but never cocky or conceited. Always, always a nice guy. Prayers for his family, he left way too soon, too young .Prayers for his buddies from GHS. Their hearts are hurting. A special group of fella's that remained friends for 50 years. I pray God's peace heals the pain of loss. He suffers no more and if you know our God, you will see him again one day. Great peace in that. RIP Dwight.

Posted by Suzanne Rape - Charlotte, NC - classmate   June 13, 2018

Ill never forget seeing Dwight walking off the field after a 49ers home game in 1981. I was 17 and mesmerized by this beautiful man and awesome athlete. I snapped a photo of him which I cherished. When they finally made it to the Super Bowl I was deleriously happy. My dad and I were watching the NFC Championship game against the Cowboys and no one gave the 49ers a chance to win but when Dwight made The Catch we jumped off the couch screaming in delight. Its the best sports memory I have. I adored him as an athlete and a genuinely nice person. The world lost a beautiful soul last week. We will never forget #87. A life well lived. God Bless you Dwight.

Posted by Beverly Illes - La Jolla, CA   June 12, 2018

Many happy memories of you on and off the field,prayers to your family and friends. May God comfort you in you time of grief <3>

Posted by S Anderson - Grants Pass, OR   June 12, 2018

Dwight will be well missed ,I played football with him in junior high school,we ended up being very good friends ,I send my prayers to his family,He will be missed

Posted by Bobby Bivens - Charlotte, NC   June 12, 2018

I was saddened to hear of Dwight's passing today. One week later, how did I miss this. I just wanted to say that he will always remain in my heart. I am a true die hard 49er fan and I watched all the games back in the days with Dwight Clark, Montana, Craig and Rice, as well as all the other 49er players, and I can't tell you how all of us SF 49er fans enjoyed their games and truly loved these guys. Dwight maybe gone in the flesh, but his memory and spirit will live on in our hearts forever. We Love you Dwight Clark, Rest in Peace sweetheart!

Posted by Natalie Ortiz - San Francisco, CA - acquaintance   June 11, 2018


Posted by CHARLES DUNCAN - Colorado Springs, CO   June 11, 2018

Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4

Posted by A friend   June 11, 2018


Dwight, thank you for being the brother I never had. Thank You for always grabbing me in airports (yes I was in uniform) and spinning me around. Thank you for teaching a girl to throw a football. From growing up together in church and school. You were always a wonderful friend. The world was a much better place with you in it. RIP Brother. I will always love you and be grateful for having you in my life. You will be missed.

Posted by Tamara Owens-Ferri - Charlotte, NC   June 10, 2018

Wow! So blown away...his Mom and Dad lived around the corner from me at 100 Norman Place. Norma and Gene adored their son. Only met him once at our neighborhood pool and sensed his love of family was first! So sorry...I lost my Grandmother with Lou Gehrigs when she was 60 and I was unfair for an Athelete and a parent,

Posted by Suzanne Talbot - Cornelius, NC - acquaintance   June 10, 2018

Lawson family sends our condolences from Virginia. God Bless and big hugs !

Posted by A friend   June 10, 2018

You are the reason I became a 49er fan 35 years ago, and I remain faithful to our team to this day. I was heartbroken when you announced that you had ALS, and now that you have passed away for this awful disease, my heart breaks again not only because you are gone, but for your family and your 49er family. Thank you for always being a wonderful role model to so many. I love you and will miss you always. I will wear my 87 CLARK jersey with even more pride. Good bye to a dear sweet man!

Posted by Tina Miller - Belvidere, IL - Friend   June 09, 2018

Back in 2010 I was sitting at the bar in the Lounge having Lunch at Pine Lake Country Club here in Mint Hill. I struck up a conversation with this tall distinguished Gentleman. Just small talk but I can remember what a pleasant and mild mannered person he was. This particular Gentleman finished his Lunch and was on his way. A friend of mine sitting at the other end of the bar said to me "do you know who that was?". I said no. He said Dwight Clark. I thought wow, what a down to earth person. Zero pretense. To hear the news of his passing brought this memory back to me. Dwight was a kind hearted soul. I send my heartfelt condolences to all of Dwight's Family and Friends.

Posted by robert miller - mint hill, NC   June 09, 2018

Dwight's Girls will always and forever miss and love you Dwight. We had so many great memories with you. Meeting Kelly was a highlight. Our hearts go out to her. I know your resting peacefully throwing the ball in heaven. Until we meet again sweet man!

Posted by Dawn Morrisson - Vallejo, CA   June 09, 2018

My heart is broken. DC was my schoolgirl crush. I saw him at the 49er's 1982 victory parade in SF. What a day that was! Thank you DC for the smiles you brought to this girls face. Clark family....thank you for sharing him with all of us. May God, our Lord, Jesus Christ keep you close while filling your hearts with grace and peace. I will always remember #87...DC Forever

Posted by Tami - El Dorado Hills, CA   June 09, 2018

I am so sad. Several years ago, not long after "The Catch", my ex (we were married at the time) tells me that his "softball team is going to play against Dwight Clark's softball team in Redwood City". I thought "Dwight Clark plays softball?". So I anxiously jump in the car and we head off to Redwood City. My ex tells me to "take plenty of pictures". I must have gone through about two rolls of film. We had the pictures developed and my ex was not very happy with me. He said "All of these pictures are of Dwight Clark. There isn't a single picture of me. You couldn't have at least taken one picture of me with Dwight Clark?" I said "No, I have plenty of pictures of you but I didn't have any pictures of Dwight Clark". Sadly, those pictures all burned in the 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm. You gave us so many exciting and memorable moments and we thank you. You are going to be dearly missed. Rest in Peace Dwight. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Diana Walizada - Oakland, CA   June 08, 2018

I pray for God's grace and mercy for your family. Dwight was authentic and generous in spirit. I met him my first week as a new student at Garinger and he took the time out to introduce himself to me. He was the Big Man on campus and I was almost a stranger -- but everyone was important to Dwight. I am forever grateful to have been around his light during his senior year. May peace be with you during this season of grief.

Posted by Sheila Peters - Nashville, TN   June 08, 2018

Dwight was my grandmother's favorite 49er. She met him many times over the years at different booster events. Me and my girlfriends, along with my Mom and Grandma became Dwight's Girls and wore t-shirts every year at a golf tournament in Lake County, CA. Dwight would have tons of fans waiting for him, but he always met with Grandma first. One year we gave a Dwight's Girls shirt to his then girlfriend Kelly. We were honored to be his biggest fans. Now Dwight is with grandma, his number 1 fan. I will cherish all the memories with you Dwight. I'm sure Grandma was waiting for you with a smile and a hug. I'm glad the suffering is over. You will forever be our favorite 49er. My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly and your family, friends and fans. Rest In Peace

Posted by Linda Weber - Sellersburg, IN   June 08, 2018

I remember The Catch-jhad a Super Bowl Party in his honor and Dee Nd Deanne came.Dee was so proud of him!
He will be missed by many.Prayers to the family

Margaret Smith-old Delmar friend

Posted by A friend   June 08, 2018

I remember the day he met my grandson Marshall, he was so gracious with his time for his fans! You're all in my prayers. Love the Cookie Lady Carol Pence.

Posted by Carol Pence - Sunnyvale Ca   June 08, 2018

I met Dwight on Spring Break when I was 15 years old in Myrtle Beach SC. Dwight was the boyfriend of my best friend Ginger Hayes. I remember he was larger than life and we had so much fun that weekend. Dwight was so funny and had an infectious smile and HUGE when I saw the game of the Big Catch I just knew with those hands he had that catch. When he came to Atlanta to play the Falcons we would catch up. My prayers go out to his children and grandchildren he will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.

Posted by DANA Coon - Atlanta, GA   June 08, 2018

Always will be my football idol! RIP

Posted by Cindy Arrison - Garwood, TX   June 08, 2018

Dwight helped extend my career as an NFL photographer. I am very sad today and am praying for his family. I had the honor of knowing this great guy going back to his playing days at Clemson. Going to miss you brother . Frank Alexander

Posted by A friend   June 08, 2018

My heart felt condolences go to the family, and his many, many close friends. My family had the fabulous pleasure of meeting Dwight when we went to his lovely restaurant, Clark s by the Bay, for my son's 16th birthday. He came to our table to wish my son Happy Birthday and let us take a few pictures. Our entire group was thrilled but he gave my son the best present ever, he met Dwight Clark! A truly great man! May he Rest In Peace, he was loved by so many!! ❤

Posted by Suzy Reicks - Clearlake, CA   June 08, 2018

So sorry for your loss.
Dwight and my husband were 1st cousins. My husbands father was
Ray S, Clark, he and Dwight's father were brothers.
Mr & Mrs Michael S Clark

Posted by Sandra Clark - Huntersville, NC   June 07, 2018

I met you the year you graduated from Clemson. I worked with your mother Norma in the First Union National Bank mailroom in Charlotte. A great lady and was so very proud of you as was your father Gene that I knew as well. I also remember seeing you jogging on my route (as I was the mailman) on Kilborne Dr. during the off-season. I knew that you were something special. I remember the twinkle in your eyes and that smile. My prayers are with you and your family and my brother know that Your legacy and your spirit will live forever. You will not be forgotten. You touched so many lives.

Posted by Rusty Russell - Eustis, FL   June 07, 2018

I met Dwight Clark about 5 years ago at a casino named Harrah's in Maricopa, Az where I live. I have been an advid 49er fan for 40 years plus. When I heard he was coming I got to Harrah's early to wait in line to meet him. It was not a disappointment. What a gracious man. I told him my story of being a 49ers fan and he graciously took a picture with me. He had his box of rings to show his accomplishments and was so well deserving. My husband wore his Ram's jersey and Dwight was so professional in telling him that the Ram's were an up and coming team and something to look out for. He signed an autographed picture for my husband and me. He personalized my picture and my husband just had Dwight sign his name to his. I belong to a =n Arizona 49er's fan club the AZEmpire and my husband had his autographed picture be raffled off to our fan club for the Super Bowl that the 49er's and Baltimore Ravens. I am glad I got to met Dwight and so many of the 49er's from that alumni group. God Bless your family and our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Posted by shannon kurth - Maricopa, AZ   June 07, 2018

There are 3 famous events that happened in sports that we will always remember where we were when it happened. I remember where I witnessed the Chicago Cubs 1st World Series won in 108 years; I remember where I witnessed the 1980 Miracle On Ice; and finally I will always remember where I witnessed The Catch January 10 1982. I wish I could have met Dwight who embodied all of the qualities and integrity I have always strived for, I sincerely extend my condolences to the Clark Family as well as SF 49er Nation. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be a blessing!

Posted by Richard Stern - Virginia Beach, VA   June 07, 2018

The Clemson family lost one of of it's finest. You will always be in our hearts, and memories.

Posted by Charles Wheatley - Seaford, DE   June 07, 2018

Dwight's smile would light up the room. I went to school with him from the 7th grade on . He had a kindness about him that you could feel just being around him. Rest In peace my friend. A job well done. You will be truly missed . My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Jackie Stiles - Charlotte, NC   June 07, 2018

Posted by Carol Pence - Sunnyvale Ca   June 07, 2018

I am saddened to hear of Dwight Clark's death he will always be a true 49er. RIP Dwight, you will be sadly missed by all.
Shirley Esperanca A true 49er Fan

Posted by Shirley Esperanca - Modesto, CA - Friend   June 07, 2018

The family of the late John Ayers, John, Jolee, and I, extend our deepest condolences to Dwight's family. John and I loved Dwight, and I still tear up every time I see a replay of that pivotal moment in our historyThe Catch. However, even greater than Dwight's football ability was his kindness to our family and to everyone in his orbit. You are all uppermost in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Laurel Ayers - Amarillo, TX   June 07, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of Dwight Clark. He will be dearly missed. May God comfort your hearts each day during this most difficult time. Ps 94:19

Posted by B H - MD   June 07, 2018

We are sadden to hear about the loss of #87 and our deepest sympathy to his family. He will always be remembered and never forgotten. Thank you for the excitement of that marvelous catch among other moments.
God Bless and RIP.

Posted by Joanne - Honolulu, HI   June 07, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Dwight Clark.

Posted by A friend   June 07, 2018

Our prayers are with you all as you celebrate Dwight's wonderful life.

Posted by Kathi & Ken Barefoot - VA Beach, VA - coworker   June 07, 2018

Posted by Jeff McIntyre    June 07, 2018

So sad to hear about Dwight. Always remembered that smile from high school. God's speed with him. One of the best of the class of 1975!!!

Posted by Pam Starnes. 890-250-3346 - Concord, NC   June 06, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to Dwight's family and 49er team players. He will be missed but his legacy will never be forgotten. A true football player who not only loved the game but loved life to the fullest. The football world was lucky to have Dwight in their lives. Heaven has an angel with you

Posted by Mary and Adam Ornellas - South San Francisco, CA   June 06, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this difficult time. Please find peace in knowing that God understands your grief and that he cares. 1 Peter 5:6&7 assures us "Humble yourselves, therefore , under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt by. you in due time, while you big all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."

Posted by Tammy Gerges - TX   June 06, 2018

Christmas Eve 2016 I had the pleasure of meeting Dwight Clark. I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping and as I headed out of the Capitola, Ca Mall I stopped outside of Chilli's to catch the football scores on the tv. Standing alone to my left near the takeout area was Dwight Clark. I introduced myself and we shook hands and I thanked him for the great years with the 49ers. You see I have been a 49er fan since I was 6 years old and in the early 70's the Cowboys and Roger Staubach always beat us. We talked about the "Catch" and beating the Cowboys and we both had a good laugh. Three months later Dwight announced he had ALS. During our conversation Dwight was gracious, funny and humble. He was a class act. RIP Dwight.

Posted by Michael Barsi - Aptos, CA   June 06, 2018

I Am sorry for your loss he asa excellent player and person what helped me in my time of the 1st Corinthians 5:11. This helped me helped hope it helps you.

Posted by E 2p - Charlotte, NC   June 06, 2018

I Remember meeting this gentle giant after "the catch " in Charlotte in 1983 after breaking his City Record in the long jump he was a gracious and humble man and will be missed.

Posted by Al Blakney - Charlotte, NC   June 06, 2018

D C,
Ill never forget all those fall Tuesdays we spent playing golf at Half Moon Bay.
You came into your own that year in 1980, took the team and the league by storm.
Ill always be grateful for your kindness and friendship after being traded to SF.
The 49ers first Championship followed the next year in SB XVI, which never would have happened without you, and The Catch. Rest peacefully, my friend. We will miss you
but know youre safe in Gods arms and trust that we will all be together again.

Jimmy Robinson

Posted by Jimmy Robinson - Atlanta, GA   June 06, 2018

I was also a Garinger Wildcat in the days of glory when Dwight Clark was a Wildcat. He is gone way too soon. You have good company in heaven including one of your good friends from Garinger football. Rest well Dwight.

Posted by Barbara Hicks - Charlotte, NC   June 06, 2018

Dwight was not only a great sportsman but also a great man. A true Gentleman. We will miss you Dwight. Love to Kelly from Judy Greeran (Mom of "Dwight's Girls")

Posted by Judy Greeran - Kelseyville, CA   June 06, 2018

My heart , thoughts and prayers are with Dwight s family and with his NFL family. The 49er Dynasty was incredible and Dwight was an integral part of the team. May his family and his NFL family know that our heart and prayers are with you.

Posted by Sue Ellen and Larry Thornhill - Colchester, CT   June 06, 2018

This day is holy to our Lord, and do not feel hurt, for the joy of God is your stronghold.

Posted by - TX   June 06, 2018

It is a shame we lost this great person so young i was a 49ers fan as a kid and joe montana was one of my heroes growing up here in pittsburgh as a steelers fan now and still a part time 49ers fan somewhat my heart aches and i am sorry for the friends and family of dwight we will never forget him and we will always know he will be remembered as one of the great players and people who watched him both on and off the field godspeed my friend and thank u

Posted by Jared DiGirolamo - Pittsburgh, PA   June 06, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. I hope the words found at John 3:16 will help comfort your family during this very difficult time.

Posted by Andrew    June 06, 2018

To the Clark Family and Friends,

My sincere condolences to all of you. Just know that Dwight is in Heaven as we will be reunited with him when our time comes

Dwight thank you for being such a great person to represent the Bay Area and the San Francisco 49ers, your presence meant the world to all of us as I was lucky enough to watch all of your games at Candlestick

You are, and will always be loved by all

Godspeed, RIP

Posted by Ron - Santa Rosa, CA   June 06, 2018


Posted by JK Ramirez - Fairfield, OH   June 06, 2018

Praying for the family. A good man that brought joy to many. He is at peace with no more suffering.

Posted by Clifford/Betty Hinson - Tarpon Springs, FL - friend   June 06, 2018

Posted by Teresa Hofheins - Salt Lake City, UT   June 06, 2018

Born in San Francisco 1949 I became a "49er" for life. After suffering through so many disappointments,"The Catch" ended 33 years of frustration.
I was there at "The Stick" on January 10, 1982, front row, 15 yard line, "Too Tall" chasing Joe,and then #87 Leaping High in the Air. Don Klein was in my ear..."Clark caught it for a Touchdown!"

Thank you Dwight! You are my Sports Hero for Life! God Bless You!!!

Posted by Mike    June 06, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - Cleveland   June 06, 2018

May the hearer of our prayers grant you peace from above
May the memories of Dwight Clark continue to place a smile on the hearts of family friends and fans
My prayers are with you during this time

Posted by Jackie - L, GA   June 06, 2018

Posted by jackie stiles - charlotte, NC   June 06, 2018

Dwight was a neighbor of our as he was growing up and attending Garringer, Clemson and then to the NFL. We share sorrow with his family. He is now restored to the Dwight that we knew before ALS. Frances Davis, Pete and Mark.

Posted by Frances Davis - Chalotte, NC   June 05, 2018

I was a 49ers fan because of Dwight Clark. My father was a Dallas Cowboys fan. It was January 10, 1982 with less than a minute left in the game between my 49ers and his Cowboys when I told my father that the 49ers were going to beat the Cowboys...and they did because of "The Catch". Dwight Clark was a beautiful man both on the outside and the inside. Thanks for memories Dwight. May God bless your family and hold them close in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Sharon Leigh - Goldsboro, NC   June 05, 2018

Praying for Dwight's Family & Friends. Dwight was a wonderful, kind, down to Earth Man & a phenomenal Athlete. He will forever live in our hearts. # Garinger Wildcat Forever. God Bless

Posted by Debbie Davis - Charlotte   June 05, 2018

CLEMSON class of 1976.The catch at Maryland to win the ACC was the best as I listened Jim Phillips make the call.God bless.

Posted by Jim WOLFE - EDISTO ISLAND, SC   June 05, 2018

You will always live on. Godspeed!

Posted by FJ Price - Novato, CA   June 05, 2018


I had the good fortune to meet and know Dwight he was always so kind and that smile lit up a room! I feel lucky and blessed to have known him as a person and admire him as a player! He was a special guy ! My deepest sympathies to his family and his fellow players

Posted by Shelly Dubick - Indianapolis, IN   June 05, 2018

God is with you Dwight, rest in peace. Condolences to the Clark family and prayers for your loss.

Posted by Frank Miller - Clemmons, NC - friend   June 05, 2018

Prayers to Dwight's family. He was my neighbor and classmate at Eastway Junior High and Garinger High School in Charlotte NC and I'm proud to have called him a friend. He will always be remembered by us all here in Charlotte.

Posted by Belinda Drake Ricketts - Charlotte, NC   June 05, 2018


Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Steve Pittman - Hubert/ Kinston, NC   June 05, 2018

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   June 05, 2018

Prayers for family and friends.

Posted by Pamela Lloyd(class of 70) - Charlotte, NC   June 05, 2018


Godspeed Dwight, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   June 05, 2018

Im writing this from the 11 year old boy from San Francisco who was impacted by your catch that day in 1982.That Day I ran outside of our House after your catch to jump with Joy but to my surprise All of neighbors were outside as well.. That moment captured a City and my Family with so much euphoria. I met you years later and You lived up to the little boys image that I had of you .. Our Hero with Humility & Joy .. RIP my childhood Hero!

Posted by Kamal Raj - San Francisco, CA   June 05, 2018

My sincere condolences to Dwight's family. Dwight not only showed us all what can be accomplished with determination on the field, he also showed us how to be a loving compassionate individual that will be truly missed

Godspeed Dwight

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2018


Leader, teammate, and friend. #87, thank you for helping to create the 49er legacy. You were one of a kind

Posted by Dan Audick - San Diego, CA   June 05, 2018

Great smile, friendly and a great athlete! RIP Dwight!

Posted by Margaree Hill-Hall - Charlotte, NC - classmate   June 05, 2018

You touched the hearts of so many on and off the field. I only meet thou once but the kindness you showed was heartfelt. You truely embodied the spirit of grace and courage. You will never be forgotten.

May the Lord wrap His arms around you and your family, giving them a peace in their time of sadness and grief. You will be in our hearts always.

Posted by Candace - San Diego, CA   June 05, 2018

My sincere condolence for the loss of your love one. Support comes from the love of family and friends. Comfort and strength comes from God, who will carry you through this most difficult time.

Posted by ernest shelby - Bronx, NY   June 05, 2018


RIP, big guy

Posted by Johnny Smith - Saginaw, MI   June 05, 2018

Posted by ellen hartman - depoe bay, or, OR   June 05, 2018

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Dwight Clark. Dwight was the kind of person that was down to earth, and he had a way of making you feel at ease. His presence will truly be missed but his legacy will live on with those who loved him. Cherish the wonderful memories that you shared together and may these memories give you strength, courage but most of all peace in the difficult days ahead. 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4.


Posted by A friend   June 05, 2018

My best friend in high school was a diehard Americas Team fan, and i remember the Montana to Clark game winner devastated him, along with the thousands of times its been replayed over the years. Thanks for all of the memories..


Posted by Brian - Fairview park, OH   June 05, 2018

My condolences to the entire Clark Family! He was a Great Quarterback for Garinger High School he could run. Class of 1974 Salute You!!!Continue Prayer's for Your Love Ones!!!!

Posted by Janet White Class Of 1974 - Charlotte, NC   June 05, 2018

What a fantastic player...I sure do remember your catch...Rest in heaven.....God bless your family....

Posted by Susan Dunkle - Gooding, ID   June 05, 2018

Dwight will be in my thoughts forever not only for being a teammate but a great kind and caring human being!!!

Posted by Johnny Davis - Cliffside Park, NJ - friend   June 05, 2018

To the family losing a loved one can be devastating and leave heartache so it is normal to grieve and weep when a loved one dies. Try to recall happy memories of the times you shared with your loved one these memories may help you to heal rather than cause you to hurt. Zechariah 2:8.

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2018

My condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Mr. Clark. I know he will be truly and deeply missed. May each one of you draw comfort from the words at 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2018

Great Player, Great Person, Great teammate who will always be a part of my thoughts forever!!!!

Posted by Johnny Davis - Cliffside Park, NJ   June 05, 2018

I went to Eastway and Garinger with this happy, full of life guy. He was such an amazing person and great friend. My heart aches for his wife, children and family. Sending prayers to all who knew and loved him. Wildcats forever, we will all miss Dwight.

Posted by Cathy Layton - Lowell, NC - classmate   June 05, 2018

I was lucky enough to be Dwight's roommate our first 2 years with the 49ers. He was so full of life and humor that he made those long training camps bearable. I moved on to another team but always remembered my time with Dwight. We would always get together when our teams played each other. A class guy in every sense of the word. He will be missed.

Posted by Bob Bruer - Minneapolis, MN   June 05, 2018


I was so in love with the 49ers of that era. Poetry in motion. My thoughts are with his loved ones.

Posted by Lisa H - Piqua, OH   June 05, 2018

Dwight was a class act...will always remember "The Catch"! Thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

Posted by Pam Dove - Greenville, NC   June 05, 2018

Rest in peace Dwight. I am a true 49er fan and will never forgot The Catch !Many blessing to your family.

Posted by Carmella Perkins - Yuba City, CA   June 05, 2018


too the clark famiysorry for your lost I always loved the 49niners

Posted by beverly davies - santa rosa, CA   June 05, 2018

An all around great guy, gone too soon. It was a pleasure watching a Garinger High School classmate and Charlotte native make such an impact on the sport. Prayers for his family and friends during this difficult time. We hope all the wonderful memories will comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Jeff and Kay Hamrick - Mooresville, NC - classmate   June 05, 2018

Posted by Grace George-Stanley - Indian Trail, NC   June 05, 2018

Go Garinger High School...Charlotte N C One of Our own.. Rest in Peace Dwight.I was class of 78.

Posted by Yvette McRae Garcia - Charlotte, NC   June 05, 2018

As a Cowboy fan, I cursed him since the catch. Dwight was a great player and an inspiration for everyone. A true class act and I have nothing but respect for his memory. Rest in Peace Mr. Clark. A life well lived.

Posted by Brian Albany    June 05, 2018

Dwight, not only did you make the catch, you captured many hearts with your charisma, smile, and life. God bless you Wildcat. Honored that we crossed paths a few times! You will be missed but your legacy lives on in our hearts! ❤

Posted by Gary Weart - Charleston, SC - teacher   June 05, 2018

Posted by Gary Weart - Charleston, SC - teacher   June 05, 2018


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Posted by Ann Stokman Stokman - Greenfield, WI   June 05, 2018

Heartfelt condolences. Dwight Clark is now gone his legacy will carry one. Loving memories forever.

Posted by R D - SC   June 05, 2018


We knew Dwight when he played football at Garinger High School in Charlotte, NC. He was a great football player then. Rest in peace or enjoy playing football in heaven.

Posted by Bobby and Joyce Reed - Laurel Springs, NC   June 05, 2018

man i still remember that catch ,i was in dallas at the time ,you were one hell of a player and man ,rest in peace mr. clark

Posted by todd redinger - FL   June 05, 2018


Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   June 05, 2018

Dwight, #87, you will live on in the hearts of 49er fans forever! Prayers and condolences to your family, friends, the 49er organization, and 49er fans. Rest in peace, you earned it.

Posted by Barb - Redding, CA   June 05, 2018

Thank you, Dwight. The Catch was the least of it. Thanks so much more for being the kind of person who made the world a better place.

Posted by Susan and Albert Alioto - San Francisco, CA   June 04, 2018


Godspeed Mr. Clark.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   June 04, 2018

Dwight you were my hero! You were an amazing man, cared so much about family, and a superstar athlete. Joe Montana and I and everyone in the NFL will always remember the great memories you created! God bless you Dwight!! Rest in peace! Gary

Posted by Gary Davis - Gilbert, AZ - friend   June 04, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. At times like this we all need comforting. May the God of all comfort be with your family at this time.

Posted by Ruthie    June 04, 2018

May he rest in peace , What a catch go Niner

Posted by Joseph Moody - El Paso, TX   June 04, 2018

So sad such a great player and person.Will always remember his fantsic catch May he rest in peace with Christ our Lord

Posted by Alan Bess - Buena Park, CA   June 04, 2018

RIP Dwight. Many great memories ion those cowboy/49er games

Posted by A friend   June 04, 2018

Sad day by The Bay, as friends, family, former teammates, football fans, and the Forty Niner Faithful are heartbroken.

A great receiver, and a great and beloved man. He fought his health battles with the same courage and class that he demonstrated on the field of play, and in the other areas of his distinguished life.

Rest in Peace, Dwight.

Posted by - Bay Area, CA   June 04, 2018

You will be missed I love u so much you are kin to me. I will pray for ur family ur never be forgotten

Posted by Amelia Clark - Stanley nc, NC - family   June 04, 2018