Elwood "Bud" W. Clark, Jr
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DOVER - Elwood "Bud" W. Clark, Jr., 87 of Dover died Wednesday March 27, 2013. He was born April 16, 1925 in Atkinson, Maine, the son of Elwood and Ida Mae (Smart) Clark.
He was a lifelong Catholic and attended services at St. Charles and St Marys Churches.
Bud was a W.W.II. Veteran serving as a first officer in the Merchant Marine in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He shared many stories of his travels to international ports.
Bud worked for over 25 years as a Chartered Life Underwriter "CLU" for Prudential Insurance and received many prestigious awards within the industry. As manager he mentored many agents throughout his career.
He had a quick wit and keen mind. He loved playing cards, chess and cribbage as well as working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Reading extensively, Bud enjoyed newspapers, current event magazines, and history. He loved sports, playing baseball and basketball as a youth, and coaching youth sports as an adult. He was one of the pioneers of the Dover Youth Ice Hockey Program.
With his wife Anna Bud loved to travel around the Country, spending winter months in Florida, and summers with the family at the beach cottage.
Bud was a humble quiet gentleman devoted to his family and brought much laughter and joy to his children and grandchildren. He also loved the family pets, Claude the cat and Goldie.
Members of his family include four children, James Clark and his wife, Sheri of University Place, Wa., Christine Hamann of Rochester, Stephen Clark of Albuquerque, N.M. and Gregory Clark and his wife, Rita of Dover; seven grandchildren, Jamie and Ethan Clark of Seattle, Wa., Jennifer Brock and Susan Hamann of Rochester and Elizabeth, Emily and Jeremy Clark of Dover; three great grandchildren, Samuel and Sullivan Brock of Rochester and Ewan Clark of Seattle, Wa.; two sisters, Jeannette Girard of Biddeford, Maine and Maxine Parent of Augusta, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
Elwood was predeceased by his wife of sixty years, Anna (Geary) Clark who died in 2009, his son-in-law, Jean Paul "Jay" Hamann who died in 2009, and two sisters, Arlene Zindell of Catskill, N.Y. and June Clark of Old Orchard Beach.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Parish of the Assumption at St. Marys Church (corner of Chestnut and Third Sts.), Dover. Burial will be private for the family.
Those who wish are invited to make memorials in his name to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Rd., Dover, N.H. 03820.
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Tasker Funeral Home
621 Central Ave Dover, NH 03820
Published in Fosters from Mar. 30 to Apr. 3, 2013