Douglas C. Clark

1939 - 2015

COOPERSTOWN - Douglas Charles Clark passed away Sunday morning, March 1, 2015, at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego. He was 75.

Born June 23, 1939, in Cortland, Doug was a son of Thomas and Elsie (Swartwood) Clark.

During his high school years, he left school and joined the United States Army. For 6 years, he proudly served his country during the Korean War, driving tanks and later big rigs during the conflict.  

Upon returning home, he continued driving tractor trailers, and was employed for many years with Polkville Milk in Polkville. He last worked at Christopher's Restaurant in Oneonta.

Doug will be fondly remembered as a big jokester and a man that truly loved to laugh.  

Doug is survived by his wife of 23 years--the love of his life--Elda Clark; one brother, Tom Clark of Groton; and three cousins, Andrea, Kathy and Billy. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Dawn Block, and Elda's siblings, Danny (Donna) Shute, Cheryl (Lester) Shaw, Rodney (Christina) Shute, Laura Shute (Andrew Pollak) and five well-loved nephews, Andrew Shaw, RJ Shute, Caleb Shute, Matthew Shaw and Jessie Shute. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and six siblings, Clifford, Virginia, Dale, Beverly, Vincent and Sharon.

Family and friends may call to pay their respects from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, Cooperstown.

At 3 p.m., a funeral service will be offered at the funeral home, with the Rev'd Fr Matthew R. Stromberg, Curate at Christ Church, Cooperstown, officiating.

Interment, with Military Honors, will be later this Spring in Hartwick Cemetery.

For those who so desire, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to the Hartwick Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 208, Hartwick, NY  13348. They always took great care of him all the times he called upon them--it was much appreciated!

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.