Funeral Held for Army Medic Who Died Skyping With Wife

Clark's wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, was in Texas chatting with him via Skype on April 30 when he pitched forward

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    AP
    Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark died while speaking to his wife on a Skype video chat from his base in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, southwest of Kabul.

    A funeral service has been held upstate for a U.S. Army medic who collapsed and died in Afghanistan during a Skype video chat with his wife.

    Mourners gathered at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Rochester on Tuesday to remember Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, a father of two.

    Susan Orellana-Clark was in Texas chatting with him via Skype on April 30 when he pitched forward. His family initially said they believed the 43-year-old had been shot. The military has since said there was no bullet wound.

    The cause of his death is still being investigated.

    A wake was held Monday in nearby Spencerport, where Clark's wife is from and where the family lived before Clark joined the Army in 2006.

    He'll be interred there at Fairfield Cemetery.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.