San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark passed away on June 4th, and his memorial service was held on August 1st at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. The attendance was large, having former players, coaches, and front office members of the 49ers attending along with representatives of the NFL at large.
There were some obvious names including Joe Montana and Eddie DeBartolo. Then some people a bit more distant from Clark such as former wide receiver Terrell Owens (Clark was involved in TO’s selection in the 1996 NFL Draft) and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
There were a lot of speeches and recollections about Clark and I set off to find those and any pictures I could. Rather than continue on with Clark’s greatness, I’ll let these pictures and videos do the talking. I’ve started with video and the images are further below. Additionally, there are some great articles worth reading:
- David Lombardi, The Athletic
- Julia Sulek, San Jose Mercury News
- Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle
George Seifert spoke after Dwight Clark’s Celebration of Life on Wednesday in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/a64JTlz5lO— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) August 2, 2018
.@49ers RB great Roger Craig reflects on the humility of Dwight Clark ahead of his memorial service- “I think he’s smiling up in heaven right now and looking down on us like, ‘Wow, they’re doing this for me?’ pic.twitter.com/xSfXtrBA7L— Sam Brock (@SamNBCBayArea) August 1, 2018
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has arrived at Dwight Clark’s memorial service at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. pic.twitter.com/4bRdmDV7Pk— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 1, 2018
A private memorial service will be held at Grace Cathedral today to remember 49er great, Dwight Clark. He is best known for making “The Catch” in 1981- sending the Niners to their first Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/rYzaYThQDT— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) August 1, 2018
Ronnie Lott...Mike Holmgren...other great @49ers former players & coaches arriving at Grace Cathedral to celebrate the life of #DwightClark. Service starting now @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/kUvWBXtFa7— Sam Brock (@SamNBCBayArea) August 1, 2018
Among those at Dwight Clark’s memorial service today ... Terrell Owens. Flew in this morning and, apparently, had planned coming for awhile. Clark found Owens in third round of 1997 draft. @49ers @49erswebzone #DwightClark pic.twitter.com/nrde7ayjaX— clark v judge jr (@clarkjudgeTOF) August 1, 2018
George Seifert, Ronnie Lott, and former 49ers TE Charle Young visit ahead of Dwight Clark’s memorial service pic.twitter.com/QuwcKTL6hV— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 1, 2018
A Roger Goodell - Terrell Owens handshake at Dwight Clark’s memorial service pic.twitter.com/UGFztJHDZU— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 1, 2018