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LaVerne, CA— Family, friends and the community will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Augustus (Gus) Lamont Clark, who passed away on June 19, 2013. His homegoing services will be held at La Verne Church of the Brethren.
Augustus (Gus) Lamont Clark was born August 4, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to his proud parents Donald and Shirley Clark. He was baptized and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age.
Gus completed his primary education in Philadelphia and graduated from Washington High School in 1971, in Los Angeles, CA. He then matriculated into the California State Long Beach University where he earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a minor in accounting. In 1975, he became a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and served as a lifetime member, a charter member of the Zeta Tau Chapter, a Distinguished Service Society member, and has held multiple regional and local chapter positions. Gus was also a member of the La Verne Church of the Brethren and on June 30, 2010, he became a 3rd degree master mason for the San Marino Lodge #408 where he served as treasurer for the 2011 calendar year.
Gus started his government career as a tax auditor with the CA State Board of Equalization (BOE) in 1984. His experience led him to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Organized Crime & Criminal Intelligence in 1988. In 1989, he transferred to the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) Los Angeles Regional Office where he worked major asset forfeiture/money laundering/financial investigations before retiring from the DOJ in 2011 as an Investigative Auditor IV Specialist. During his distinguished career, he was awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence and twice received special acknowledgment from the Office of the Chief. In 1996, he was one of the first Investigative Auditors awarded the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). After retiring from the DOJ, he worked as a contract Intelligence Specialist for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force for one year before officially retiring in 2012.
Gus leaves to mourn his cherished longtime companion, best friend and wife Mili Clark, his mother Shirley Clark, his son Andre and daughter-in-law Charoma Clark, two grandchildren, Andrea & Ethan, two brothers, Rev. Jack D.H. Clark and James Clark, one sister, Susan Clark-Walker., eight sisters-in-law and a host of family and friends.
Gus is preceded in death by his Loving Father, Donald Howard Clark.
His homegoing service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. La Verne Church of the Brethren, 2425 E Street, La Verne, CA 91750; the church is on the corner of Bonita Ave and E Street.
Gus will be missed.