2013-12-12 / Obituaries

Donald “Don” E. Clark Breezewood, 82

Donald “Don” E. Clark, 82, Breezewood, died Sunday, December 8, 2013, at home surrounded by family.

He was born on December 16, 1930, in Breezewood, a son of the late Charles E. and C. Helen (Salkeld) Clark. On May 22, 1953, in Winchester, Va., he was united in marriage to Ada (Swartzwelder) Clark.

Along with his wife of 60 years, he is survived five children: Cynthia J., married to Kermit Rice, Breezewood; Ricky L. Clark, married to Gail (Davis), Titusville, Fla.; Barry L. Clark, married to Tonya (Rush), Breezewood; Kevin D. Clark, married to Vicky (Rice), Breezewood; Janis L. Imes, Breezewood; sisters: Betty Wilt, Breezewood; Margaret Carlton, Mansfield, Pa.; grandchildren: Eric, Paula, Lindsay, Lance, Lyndee and Jennifer; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandson, Wyatt; and three special nephews raised in his parents home: Edward, married to Fatha (Sipes) Clark, Breezewood; Jerry, married to Paulette (Sprowel) Clark, Chambersburg; and Michael Clark, Breezewood,.

He was preceded in death by the following siblings: Dean Clark and Marjorie Swanson.

He was a member of Mountain Chapel Brethren in Christ Church.

He was a graduate of Everett Area High School Class of 1950. After high school he served in the United States Army, serving two years during the Korean Conflict.

Upon his honorable discharge, he worked as a heavy equipment operator with HJ Williams, York, Pa.; Raliegh Barnett in Broad Top stripping coal before retiring from New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. in 1999.

He was always excited to tell the family that he remembered when the first fire-truck came to Breeezewood and that he helped to build the first firehall. He and his wife are charter members of Raystown Ambulance, helping to start the association and being active for many years.

He was very active in following his family through all their sporting events, including high school and college, and was on the sidelines as their biggest fan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 11: a. m., in the chapel at Akers Funeral Home with Pastor Curtis Bryant officiating.

Family and friends will be received at Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Breezewood, with full military honors conducted by the Everett Area Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Clark to the Crystal Spring Camp Association, P.O. Box 17, Crystal Spring, PA 15535.

Online condolences at www.akersfuneralhome.com

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