Richard "Rick" T. Clausen

  • Born: November 19, 1947
  • Died: February 21, 2014
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home

1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel. (703) 998-9200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rick Clausen died peacefully in his home February 21, 2014 surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. Born November 19, 1947 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey he was a graduate of Boston University in 1969 and received his Masters of Architecture in 1973 from SUNY Buffalo. He practiced architecture for 37 years in Alexandria, Virginia, and was a long time chairman of the Alexandria Building Code Board of Review. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna Burnett Clausen, his children Christopher T. Clausen, Anne Clausen Scott, his brother James Clausen, and grandchildren Thomas Clausen, Eliza and Wyatt Scott. Rick was an avid boater and long time friend of Bill W. A Celebration of Rick's life will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Rick's name to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Donna and Family,
I am very sad to hear of Rick's passing, and will always remember him fondly. He was instrumental in lining me up for several summer jobs back in the 70's, when we lived on Upland Place - a generous and friendly gentleman.
My sincere condolences.

Jim Clausen

Posted by Jim Clausen - Alexandria, VA - Former Neighbor   March 03, 2014

Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with all.
Rick was a good friend, business associate and fellow Voluteer at the Virginia Hospital Center.He will always be fondly remembered as a faithful,sober,reliable and loving friend. All the best to you forever and a day. Love Jackson Prentice PS I was out of town all last week and sorry to have missed Rick's funeral.

Posted by Jackson Prentice    February 27, 2014

With his kind and patient nature, Richard worked closely to help transform our home into a welcoming, yet subtly elegant place to be. It is very much a reflection of him. And I will be forever grateful for his vision and guidance. Blessings go out to his dear family, which was always on his mind and in his conversation. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Carrie Clark - Great Falls, VA - architectural client   February 25, 2014