Published in the Daily Freeman on March 19, 2013
Port Ewen - Clark H.
Mains, 83, of Port Ewen, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1930 at home in Port Ewen, to the late Edward and
Edith (Gavitt) Mains. He was married to his loving wife Dorothy (Vaughan)
Mains; they wed on May 21, 1960.
Clark was a Kingston High School graduate Class of 1947. He then went
on to play professional baseball for the N.Y. Giants. He was inducted
into the Kingston City Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 and was inducted
into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He was also the first
inductee into the Kingston High School Baseball Hall of Fame where he
still holds several pitching records. He later served his country as a
1st Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
After returning home he worked for William H. Clark & Son Plumbing
in Port Ewen before working for IBM in Kingston. He retired from IBM in
1990 as a member of their Quarter Century Club.
Clark was an active member of the Port Ewen Fire Dept. for 60 years. 21
of the 60 years he served as Chief.
He was a life time member of the Professional Baseball Players Assoc.,
a life member and past president of Ulster County Volunteer Fireman's
Assoc., life member and past board member of the Hudson Valley Volunteer
Fireman's Assoc., member of Fireman's Assoc. of the State of New York,
New York State Fire Chief's Assoc., and a member of the Town of Esopus
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Clark R. Mains
of Port Ewen, Doug Mains and his wife Stephanie of Port Ewen, Cynthia
Mains of Port Ewen; grandchildren, Thomas and Joseph Mains of Port Ewen;
a brother, Richard Mains; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his brother, Edward F. Mains Jr.
Entrusted to the care of Luke Keyser of Keyser Funeral & Cremation
Service, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, N.Y., 12466, where friends may call
on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Port Ewen.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made
to Port Ewen Fire Department, P.O. Box 832, Port Ewen, N.Y., 12466 or
American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123-1718.