Stonington - James G. Clark, 90, of Elmridge Road, Pawcatuck, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
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He was the husband of the late Rosann (Sposato) Clark. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Melvin K. and Edith M. Clark. The family (parents, Edie, Olive, Clara and Jim) moved to New Mexico in 1930. They moved in 1939 to Tucson, Ariz.
October of 1941, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy proudly serving as a torpedo man until his retirement in October of 1961. A few of the vessels and stations he served were: USN Submarine Base Pearl Harbor and New London, Naval Air Station Los Angles, USS Prichett, USS Cushing, USS Black, NAS Quonset Point, R.I., USS Bon Homme Richard. Following retirement, he was employed in the civil service with the U.S. Postal Service, Westerly (1962-1965) and continued his career in civil service at the Submarine Base, Groton (1965-1978). He was a member of the Fleet Reserve in Groton, Branch 237, a member of the North End Social Club, the Pawcatuck Harley P. Chase VFW Post #1265 and the Pawcatuck Italo-American Club.
Jim enjoyed his daily crossword puzzles (hand delivered daily by his friend and neighbor Mark Tetlow), woodworking, weekly trips to the sub-base for coffee with his base buddies, computer games and watching Discovery and car channels, THE Boston Red Sox and UConn Women's Basketball ("his girls").
Jim will be missed by all that knew him. He leaves a sister-in-law, Nellie (Sposato) Riley (neighbor, chef and companion) of Pawcatuck; nieces and nephews, Dean Riley and wife, Debbie, of Stonington; Sharon Burnes of Arizona and family, Sheri Rubin, Kerri, Liza, Diana, Mandy and Todd; Peggy Boldman and husband, Mike, of Indiana and family, Ellie Boldman-Hill and Chris Boldman; Mary Alice Young of Arizona; Carol Young of Arizona; Patti Wynn of Texis and daughters, Amy Zamorano and Margie Wynn-Eckert; along with many additional nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
At Jim's request, visiting hours are omitted. Funeral service and burial will be private.
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, is in charge of the arrangements.
For online condolences, please go to www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St. Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Day on Jan. 19, 2014