William Maurice Clark

William Maurice Clark passed into God"s hands on April 4, 2013, at the Bailey Family Center. He was born on Dec. 17, 1921, to Maurice and Gladys Clark in Marcus Hook, Pa., and was 91 years young. He grew up loving the water and upon high school graduation joined the U.S. Navy as a radar technician. William proudly served our country during World War II through five invasions on the light cruiser USS Brooklyn.

After the war, William graduated from Penn State University with a degree in engineering and went to work for IBM as a mechanical engineer in Endicott, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C., where he retired. He and his wife Dorothy moved to St. Augustine in 2003.

In his leisure time, William"s love for the water continued with family sailboats, scuba diving and trips to the ocean. Another passion was music and he enjoyed playing the harmonica, accordion and organ. He, most certainly, will always be remembered for his quick wit.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Dorothy of St. Augustine; his son, William of Charlotte, N.C.; and his daughter, Bonnie and son-in-law, Charles Fausey of St. Augustine.

The family would like to thank everyone at The Allegro at Harbour Island, Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Bailey Family Center for their loving care and friendship throughout the past two years, along with all of the wonderful friends and neighbors throughout William"s journey. No formal services are planned at William"s request. Donations in William"s name should be directed to Community Hospice of NE Florida.

Published in St. Augustine Record on Apr. 9, 2013