David W. Clark
(1934 - 2009)
Published in The Republican
from 6/2 to 6/3/2009
David William Clark
passed away on June 1, 2009, at the Soldier's Home in Holyoke, MA. He
was born on April 26, 1934, in Palmer, MA to the late William H. and Ruth
(Locke) Clark and was educated in the local school system.
He served his country in the United States Navy from 1952 thru 1956 aboard
the USS Ticonderoga.
Following his military service, he attended baseball umpire school in
Longwood, Fl and umpired minor league baseball in Oklahoma and Texas.
He was then employed by the State of Connecticut as a Correctional Officer
until his retirement. David coached boy's baseball for the East Longmeadow
Park and Recreation Department for twenty-five years, collected stamps
and was an avid baseball and hockey enthusiast.
David is survived by his wife, Carol (Adams) Clark, two sons; Mark and
his wife Theresa of Coral Springs, FL, Scott and his wife Karyn of Wilbraham,
MA, a step-daughter; Shelli Goldberg and her husband Robert of West Springfield,
two brothers; Brian and his wife Lorraine of Epping, NH, Bruce and his
wife Noreen of Granby, MA and Nancy M. Bacon, his sister, who lives in
He also leaves two grandchildren; Robert and Meghan Clark and six step-grandchildren;
Gregory and Gina Odierno, Jonah, Samuel, Benjamin and Gabriel Goldberg
and his former wife Patricia Clark of Hampden, MA. He was predeceased
by his sister Carolyn Bishop in 1992.
The family would like to thank the Holyoke Soldier's Home Comfort Care
Unit for their exceptional care and compassion over the past several months.
The funeral service will be Thursday at 10 am at West Springfield Curran-Jones
Funeral Home followed by Rites of committal with Military Honors at the
Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam.
Friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Curran-Jones
Funeral Home, 109 Main Street, West Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's memory to the Holyoke
Soldier's Home, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 or to the Holyoke
VNA Hospice, 113 Hampden Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.