Richard J. Clark, 85, of 37 Keating Ave., Bradford, passed away Friday (Jan. 24, 2014) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born May 30, 1928, in Bradford, he was the son of the late George and Ida (Frutiger) Clark.
Mr. Clark attended Bradford Schools. On Aug. 15, 1945, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and served during World War II. He was stationed in Hawaii and was honorably discharge in August of 1946.
On Sept. 30, 1949, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford he married Joanne (Sparks) Clark, who died March 2, 2001.
He had been employed at Dresser Manufacturing for 48 years. He had been a Little League Coach and a McKean County Boy Scout Leader, which included an expedition to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He was a member of the Mount Jewett American Legion, and the Bob Swanson Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Mr. Clark enjoyed his retirement, camping and boating with his friends at the Onoville Marina. He and his wife were members of the Beer Can Collectors of America, traveling to the annual Canventions in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Surviving are three sons, Greg (Diane) Clark of Bradford, Jerry (JoAnn) Clark of Westline and Tom Clark of Pittsburgh; one sister, Ruth Harriett of Tionesta; and four grandchildren, Kristie Clark, Kevin Clark, Nicole Clark and Melanie Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, George Clark.
Family will be receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Rob Klouw, co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Military Honors and burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Kinzua Valley Trail Club, 31 CCC Road, Westline, PA 16740.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2014
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