Stanley Thomson Clark (1944 - 2014)

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HATFIELD/HOLYOKE - Stanley Thomson Clark, 69, of Depot Road, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Renaissance Manor in Holyoke.

Born July 25, 1944, in Columbus, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Stanley and Violet (Thomson) Clark. Stanley grew up in Holyoke, graduated from Holyoke High School and attended Holyoke Junior College. He had a lifelong affinity for his hometown, and was often heard to say, "It never rains in Holyoke."

He worked for Daniel O'Connell's Sons construction company and Mount Tom ski area, where he worked in many capacities, from construction to ski instructor. He loved to ski there and stop and point out the trails he helped build.

He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968, and earned the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation and Sharpshooter Badge, among other honors. Stanley later worked at the V.A. Medical Center in Leeds, and retired after 20 years at the U.S. Post Office in Amherst.

He was an avid Patriots fan and loved vacationing in Maine. He enjoyed working on his farm in Hatfield, turning the tobacco barn into a place to house the many, varied animals, including Scottish Highland cows, two of which he trained as oxen and named after his Scottish grandfathers, Jim and Alec.

Stanley leaves his wife Donna (Bugel) Clark; his children Lynn, Amy and Ian Clark; his daughter-in-law Marisa; and his three grandchildren, Natalie, Lucy and Gavin Clark. He also leaves many lifelong friends and extended family members.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home in Northampton. An in-house service will be Thursday, July 10, at 11:30 a.m. followed by burial at 1 p.m. at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, and Pets for Vets, P.O. Box 10860, Wilmington, NC 28404.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 7, 2014
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