VERNON - Herbert F. Clark, 81, passed away, unexpectedly, at his home on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Herbert was born on July 9, 1935, to the late William and Muriel (Peters) Clark, in Hamburg, and lived in Vernon the past 55 years.
Herbert was a retired New Jersey state trooper, beginning his career in 1963. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he attained the rank of captain. Upon his retirement, he continued working for the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety, until 1996. Herbert enjoyed many camping trips with his family, hunting and woodworking; he was a member of the Former New Jersey State Troopers Association and the Samaritan Lodge. Herbert was a parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle R.C. Church.
He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Thomas, and his brothers, Harold M. Clark and Alan W. Clark.
Herbert is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ann B. (Burrows) Clark,; and his children, Cindy Snook and her husband, Edward, of Vernon, Patti Ahern and her husband, Steve, of Wantage, Brian Clark and his wife, Valerie, of Wantage, and Barbara Decker and her husband, Brian, of Vernon. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Alvin R. Clark, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and his cherished grandchildren, Melissa Kemple, Lauren Snook, Timothy O'Brien, Brian Clark, Dylan Clark, Casey Decker and Whitney Decker; and his great-grandchildren, Madyson and Olivia Randall, Kaydence and Lydia O'Brien, and Annalisa Kemple.
Relatives and friends will be received at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94, Vernon (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Court), on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial service on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., at St. Jude the Apostle R.C. Church, Hamburg, and the committal service, which will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude the Apostle Building Fund, P.O. Box 1, Hamburg, NJ 07419.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 13, 2016
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