Robert M. Clark Sr.

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Robert Milton Clark Sr., 76, of Hampstead, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at home.

Born Nov. 5, 1936, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Francis "Buss" Clark and Thelma Barbara Myers Clark. He was the husband of Doris Shirlyn Welch Clark, his wife of 55 years.

He was an administrator for the State of Maryland. He was a veteran of the Army. He was a member of the Order of Demolay where he was a Degree of Chevalier, and he was a 32nd Degree Mason. In addition, he was a member of the Carroll and Baltimore Scottish Rite Organizations and the Tall Cedars Club.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the saxophone, guitar and bass in his bands The Starlets and The Twilighters, where as he was a saxophonist for The Alisea Band, The Shrine Band, and The Cedars Band.

He was an avid Ravens and Orioles fan as well as the old Baltimore Colts. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling with them. He was a collector of sports memorabilia and toy trains and he enjoyed working on his model train gardens. Furthermore, he enjoyed spending time at his farm.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Robert M. "Robby" Clark Jr. and wife Clara Walker, Donna Gail Helie and husband Larry, and Kevin Garth Clark and wife Karen; and grandchildren Nicole R. Helie and Benjamin Clark Helie.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, where a Masonic Service will be held at 8 pm.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Timothy P. Feaser officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Office of Donor Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 24, 2013
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