Mark McClintock
1945 - 2017
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Mark W. McClintock, 72

WORCESTER - Mark William McClintock died at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 after a prolonged illness. He was born in Worcester on May 14, 1945 and pre-deceased by his parents, Julia (Greaney) McClintock, and Leslie A. McClintock. He is survived by his four children, their respective spouses and three grandchildren: Scott Michael McClintock; Kate (McClintock) Naedele, her husband Robert J. and their daughters, Julia and Ella; Tara (McClintock) Kervick, and her husband Kristopher; Sean McClintock, his wife Erin (Dolan) McClintock, and their son Connor, as well as by his brother John and sister-in-law Kathleen (Mahoney) McClintock.

Mark was a graduate of Commerce High School and later obtained a Bachelors of Arts at Worcester State and Master of Arts degree from Framingham State College. He majored in Political Science as an undergrad and studied Education for his advanced degree. He held various jobs as he worked his way up, but became a teacher for a time before entering public administration where he served for many years as Director of The Career Training Center, and later as Director of Special Education for the Worcester Vocational Schools.

A man of courage and conviction, Mark entered military service in 1967 and served with distinction (Bronze Star) as an infantry machine-gunner at the height of the Vietnam War. He was an Airborne Ranger attached to the 173rd Airborne Brigade and saw extensive combat during his time in Southeast Asia. Mark remained active as a reservist after returning from a military hospital in Japan, and later served for a time as an officer in veteran's organizations providing assistance to wounded soldiers like himself. He was a patriotic American, proud of his service, and the nation he offered it to.

From the beginning Mark was a gifted athlete, and later coached youth sports teams for his children believing that competition cultivates the mental toughness, social camaraderie and personal determination necessary for success. Acutely aware of injustice, he railed against any who strove to take from those who contribute to society, in order to support those who don't. Fond of military jargon he often spoke of the 'pain bag' each person carries through life. Having done his best to champion decent values in his children and society he's now at rest, and can finally lay his own pain bag down.

There will be a calling hour Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow in the church at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark's memory are suggested to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St.,. Worcester, is directing arrangements.


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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2017.
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September 10, 2017
To the entire McClintock Family,

I worked for Mark in Special Education many years ago. He was a fantastic man and will be greatly missed by the ones that knew him. Glad that his suffering is over and may he now rest in peace.

Sandra Pigaga
Sandra Pigaga
September 10, 2017
To the entire McClintock Family,

We wanted to extend our deepest condolences for your Dad's passing. Bruce and I have great memories growing up in Tatnuck with you and all the neighborhood kids. I hope the happy memories of your Dad gets you through this difficult time.

Fondly,
The Trotta Family
Stephanie Nazarey (Trotta)
September 9, 2017
Dear Scott and Barbara , so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We have many fond memories. May he Rest In Peace!
The Aboody Family
September 9, 2017
Sincere sympathy on Mark's passing. We worked together at Worcester Voke for many years and shared numerous positive experiences during that time. May he rest in peace.
Richard M. Koziak
Leicester, MA
Richard Koziak
September 9, 2017

September 09, 2017
I remember Mark from the old neighborhood and then much later as my colleague in the Worcester Voke School system. I appreciated his wry sense of humor and I admired his dedication to our students, his family and his service to our country. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.Rest easy,
Mark.
Eileen Jundzil
September 9, 2017
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the entire family.My thoughs and prayers to you all.
Patrick Phenix
September 9, 2017
Our sincere condolences for you loss.
The MacKoul Family
September 9, 2017
Scott, Kate, Tara, Sean & Family,
May the love you have for your dad keep him in your hearts and minds forever. We originally met through Little League where we spent many hours. There, you became friends with my children and the social bond tightened between our families. The connection expanded when your dad hired me in the Special Ed. Department at Worcester Vocational H.S. There, we realized he knew my mom from years back and again the circle we call life tightened. Your dad was a man who was proud of his duties in life. Mostly, he was proud about his children who he treasured. Rest In Peace Mark.
Sincerely, Andrea Caplan & Family
Andrea Caplan
September 8, 2017
Thank you for your service: to our country, as a friend to my father, and as an uncle who tried to protect me when he no longer could. Godspeed Uncle Mark. Rest In Peace.
Kristin Lyden
September 8, 2017
Jack,Kathleen, and the entire McClintock family
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. After reading the obituary and recalling discussions with Jack, I am very impressed with Mark's passion and service to our country. May he rest in peace.
Maureen Quill
September 8, 2017
I first met your brother and dad at the Career Education Training Center, where he was the Director, on June 28, 1976 and worked with him in various capacities for 30 years. He and I shared an office at Worcester Vocational High School in the years prior to his retirement.. A proud man, he was most proud of his children. My condolences to each of you!
Francis P. Canali
September 8, 2017
May his memory be eternal
September 8, 2017
Mark was a former classmate, and while not seeing him for years, ran into him as Director of Service, and we shared our memories of our great High school sports memories. He will be missed by many that knew him as our friend. My prayers go out to all of the family and friends.
Kenny Troy
September 8, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the McClintock children. I remember your father as being a very proud patriot. May he now rest in peace.

Suzanne Mallaghan
Suzanne Mallaghan
September 8, 2017
Dear Sean and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Paul and Tracy Cooney
Tracy Cooney
September 8, 2017
To the McClintock Family-
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father and brother. I knew Mark in our youth and he was a friend; many times we tested our parents' patience with our escapades. I know he will be missed.
Al Donoghue, Harwich, MA
Alexander Donoghue
September 8, 2017
Scott and family
sorry for your loss
Carol & Jason Hamilton
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