VERNON, Vt. - Charles M. Clark, 83, of Stebbins Road died Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2013, at Vernon Green Nursing Home, following a period of declining health.
Mr. Clark was born in Bernardston, Mass., on Sept. 29, 1929, one of 13 children and the son of Ralph and Beatrice (Johnson) Clark. He grew up in Bernardston where he attended public schools.
He had been employed as a custodian working at Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass., where he retired from in 1994. He also worked as a custodian at Brattleboro Union High School and in his earlier years had been employed at the former Northfield Hotel.
Mr. Clark loved Country & Western music, was fascinated with trains and the railroad and loved to travel via rail. He also enjoyed taking scheduled bus tours with his wife to areas throughout New England and especially loved the coast of Maine. He also enjoyed his beloved pet cats.
He was a member of the Vernon Seniors and the Vernon Historians.
On July 27, 1956 at Vernon Union Church, he married the former Edith Kuhn, who he met while working at the Northfield Hotel.
Besides his faithful and loving wife of 56 years, he leaves one son, Ralph Hillman and his wife Joy of Enfield, CT; a stepdaughter, Janet Kearby of Baytown, TX; one sister, Theresa Crosier of Bernardston; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside committal services will be conducted in the family lot in Stebbins Cemetery in Vernon in the springtime, when the cemetery reopens at a time and date to be announced by the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Clark's name may be made to: Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence: please visit: www.atamaniuk.com