Jack H. Clark Sr., 81

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BRUNSWICK — Jack Henry Clark Sr., 81, of Robinson Avenue, died May 13 at his home.

He was born in Castle Hill on Oct. 15, 1933, the son of Raymond H. and Violet M. Boyles Clark.

As a child, Jack attended a one-room school house in Castle Hill but moved to the Brunswick area in 1940. At age 14, he began working for several years as a milk deliveryman for Granite Hill Farm & Dairy.

He married Sheila Kapise on Sept. 22, 1973.

A true “Jack of all trades,” Clark owned Clark Electric and Used Cars, and did tractor work with his wife for the state of Maine and for friends. He also served as a manager for Top Gas, helping open new gas stations throughout New England. For the 22 years until his retirement in the mid-1980s, he and his wife operated Brunswick Canvas. They also owned and maintained several apartment buildings in the area.

Clark enjoyed fishing, fiddleheading and traveling to Florida seasonally with his wife. He was known for his sense of humor, and he loved motorcycle riding.

For over 50 years, he was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Clark is survived by his wife, Sheila, of Brunswick; two sons, Jackie H. Clark Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Pacolet, South Carolina, and Garry B. Clark, of Brunswick; three daughters, Deborah D. Weed and husband, Elliott, of Cumberland, Vickie L. Malloy and husband, Leo, of Brunswick, and Samantha M. Cunningham and husband, Edward, of Brunswick; a brother, Donald. R. Clark and wife, Jeannie, of Hartford, Connecticut; a sister, Nancy D. Owen, of Bath; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held May 18 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, in Brunswick, with the Rev. Dale Morell officiating. Interment followed in Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.