|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1919|
|Death: ||May 21, 2011|
William Richard Clark, 91, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Doris (Scovill) Clark, died Saturday, May 21, at Harrington Court in Colchester.
Born August 27, 1919, in East Hampton, he was the son of the late William H. and Catherine (Wall) Clark. William was a lifelong resident of East Hampton having attended the Center Grammar School and graduated from Middletown High School in 1938.
One of the first two young men from East Hampton to be called to serve his country, he was sworn into the U.S. Army on Feb. 17, 1941. He was shipped overseas in 1942, and served in North Africa, Sicily, England, France and Germany until 1945. William was awarded the Purple Heart during the Battle of Remagen Bridge in Germany and was Honorably Discharged from the Military on Oct. 17, 1945.
William had worked for SNET as a lineman for 36 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the NRA, SNET Pioneer Club, and the VFW of East Hampton. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many happy days enjoying these sports in Connecticut, Michigan, Canada and Maine.
Besides his wife Doris, he is survived by his three sons, William H. and Patricia Clark of East Hampton, Thomas C. and Sondra Clark of Saugatuck, Mich., and James M. Clark PhD of Middletown; a sister, Anna Rita Clark of East Hampton; step-daughter, Elizabeth Rumbolo of Calif.; five step-sons, Joseph Zadroga of Middletown, David Zadroga of Middletown, William Zadroga of Middletown, Eugene and Karla Zadroga of Middletown and Gerald Zadroga of Calif.; six grandchildren, Corinne Clark, W. Ryan Clark, Christopher R. Clark, Toni T. Carter, Tara T. Kimball, John L. Tuckerman, and seven great-grandchildren, Kelly, Jamie, Benjamin, Daniel, Adam, Natalie, and John.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m., in the Chapel at the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Interment will follow with Military Honors at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 144, East Hampton, CT 06424, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
The Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton, has care of arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.
William Henry Clark (1885 - 1948)
Catherine Gertrude Wall Clark (1892 - 1963)
William Richard Clark (1919 - 2011)
Anna Rita Clark (1923 - 2013)*
State Veterans Cemetery
Created by: Randy Colter
Record added: May 24, 2011
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