AUBURN — Charles Elmor Clark, 78, died Feb. 17, at The Hospice House. Charles passed away peacefully with his loving family at his bed side.
He was born Dec. 18, 1933, the son of Dorothy Bernice Pray Clark and Alfred Joseph Clark Sr. Charles was honorably discharged as a Korean War combat veteran, who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
Charles was a successful entrepreneur, owner of a Pepperidge Farm franchise and Charlie’s sandwich shop, along with other successful business endeavors.
He was a member of the VFW Post 1603, Amvets Post 6, American Legion Post 0150, and DAV.
Charles Clark was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had great compassion for the less fortunate. He was truly a giver. His interests in life were many. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was known for his sharp wit and sense of humor. His will to live life to the fullest was evident in everything that he did. He was very proud to have served his country.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Anderson Clark of 56 years; four children, sons, Bryan Clark and wife, Donna, of Delaware, Robert Clark and wife, Sherri, of Scarborough and Bruce Clark and wife, Lisa, of Auburn; daughter, Julie Cormier and husband, Patrick, of Auburn; six grandchildren, Jessica Hilts and companion, Andy Andrews, of Auburn, Megan Clark of Ontario, Canada, Rebecca Clark of Delaware, Benjamin Clark and wife, Jessi, of Auburn, Matthew Theriault and wife, Tiffany, of Auburn and Cameron Cormier of Auburn; great-grandchildren, Dylan Andrews and Bailey Clark; his dog, Midge; nieces and nephews; his brothers, Leslie and Roy Clark of Auburn; sisters, Mary Prince of Florida, and Bette Pelchat of Auburn; and friend, Don Gammon of Auburn.
Charles was predeceased by his parents; sister, Dorothy Clark; and brother, Alfred (Joe) Clark Jr.
The family would like to give a special thank-you to Dr. Jeffery Brown, Dr. Roger Austin, Dr. Letafati, the CNAs and nurses on 2 West & 3 West at d’Youville Pavillion, staff at Hospice House of Auburn and staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
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