Alan C. Clark, 90 of Whitehall passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, his 90th birthday, at Ft. Hudson Nursing Home, Ft. Edward, NY
Born, Dec. 2, 1918, in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Jacob L. and Addie V. Clark.
Alan graduated from Whitehall High School in 1936. During World War II, Alan worked as a machinist/Defense Job Instructor in Springfield, VT at Jones and Lamson for four years. He returned to Whitehall to resume farming life which he so loved. In 1953 he and his brother purchased and operated the Clark Family Farm on the Whitehall-Comstock Road until their retirement from farming in 1977. Alan was deeply devoted to his faith and family.
Mr. Clark was a life long member of the Whitehall United Methodist Church, a Charter Member of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, an eleven year member of the Whitehall Board of Education, a life long member of the Whitehall Grange and a member of the Whitehall Elks, BPOE, #1491.
Besides his parents, Mr. Clark was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Josephine; a sister, Lois Douglass and a brother, Phillip E. Clark.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra C. Aiken and her husband James of Whitehall; a son, Terry A. Clark and his wife Elena of Westfield, Mass.; a daughter, Barbara Bartholomew and her husband Donald of Sunset Beach, N.C.; granddaughters, Renee Epstein and her husband Michael and their children Jake and Abigail of
Simsbury, Conn.; Beth Bartholomew and her husband LTC Douglas Stitt and their children Laura and Anna of Fayetteville, N.C.; grandsons, James R. Aiken and his wife Heather of Queensbury; Peter A. Clark and his wife Lisa and their children Olivia and Jack of Westfield, Mass.; Matthew A. Clark and his wife Lani and their children Spencer and Holland of Freemont, N.H.; granddaughters Susan Marino and her husband Paul and their children Mia and Molly of Hinesburg, Vt.; and Jill Tschekunow and her husband Erik and their son, Isaak of Asheville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews and a special exchange student "son" Peter Holtaples and his wife Maja of Hamburg, Germany.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate staff at Ft. Hudson Nursing Home for their dedication to our father and grandfather.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. by the Reverend Virginia Deyo, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow at the North Granville Cemetery.
Friends and family were invited to call on Friday, Dec. 5, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jillson Funeral Home, 46 Williams St., Whitehall, NY
The family has asked that memorial donations may be made to the Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall, NY 12887 or to Ft. Hudson Nursing Home, 319 Broadway, Ft. Edward, NY 12828.