A memorial service for Edwin E. Clark, age 86, of Newark, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Donald Moshgat officiating. Inurnment will follow in Beard Green Cemetery at Dawes Arboretum at 4 p.m.
Mr. Clark died June 6, 2008 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born January 12, 1922 in Heath, Ohio to the late Earl E. and Thelma (Graft) Clark.
Mr. Clark served in the United States Air Force as a Bombardier Navigator and became disabled due to combat injury. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, three Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Mr. Clark had been employed at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, North American Rockwell and the State of Ohio, where he had been a Development Specialist.
He served as a Councilman-at-large with the City of Heath and had been a twenty year member of the City of Heath Volunteer Fire Department. He was a 20-year member at board level of the Boy Scouts of America and had served as chairman of the Heath Bicentennial Commission, County Director of Civil Defense, Disaster Chairman of the American Red Cross, President of the Licking County Arthritis Foundation and had been a Heath Area Historical Society Representative.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marion Clark; four children, Connie (John) West and Mark (Marsha) Clark, all of Newark, Doug (Nancy) Clark of Austin, Tex. and Christine (Scott) Porter of Newark; grandchildren, Lori (Doug) Howe of Newark, Amy (John) Holt of Glendale, Arizona, Katie (Chad) Zunker, Maggie Clark and Ashlie Clark, all of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Anna Ryan Zunker of Austin, Texas, Cody Hayes of Newark and Cory Holt of Glendale, Arizona; step-grandchildren, Seth, Shay and Jamie Porter, all of Newark; step-great grandsons, Cody and Derek Howe and a sister, June Wince.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Craig Allan Clark, on June 11, 2001.
Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. and then until 3 p.m. following the service on Monday, June 9, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark.