In Memoriam
Dick Clark

Betty and Dick, 2011

Richard Clement "Dick" Clark Obituary
Richard Clement "Dick" Clark, 88, of Simsbury, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2011 with his family beside him.

Born on February 9, 1923 in Simsbury, he was the son of the late Charles Daniel Clark and Annie Belle Clement. He is predeceased by his daughter Nancy Ann Clark; his sisters, Evelyn Stenhouse, Marion Guerry, Jean Clark; half-sister, Doris Langdon; brother, Charles Clark. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Curtiss Clark of Simsbury; half-sister, Bernice Martin; his two sons and their spouses, Richard Clement Clark, Jr., his wife Dianne, and daughters, Madeline and Annie, of The Woodlands, TX; Paul Curtiss Clark and his wife Desi, of Glastonbury.

After graduating from Simsbury High School, Dick enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in the Eastern Air Command Support in World War II. He was stationed in the Soviet Union and along with his allies and a contingent of hand-picked American troops, they built strategic air basis quickly and efficiently. He was a member of the American Legion and worked for many years as a supernumery police officer in Simsbury. Dick worked in the Crafts Department at Ensign Bickford Co. and finished his working career at the Village Water Co. before retiring to Vero Beach, FL.

Dick and Betty made many dear friends and have fond memories during the seventeen years they spent in Vero. During the summer months they enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their cottage on Lake Congamond in West Suffield. Dick especially enjoyed spending time with his two granddaughters, Maddie and Annie.

The family wants to thank the health care professionals in Unit #4 at the McLean Home in Simsbury for their tremendous love, support, and care for Dick. They became like family for the three years Dick was at McLean.

Relatives and friends may gather at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury for calling hours from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon on Thursday, August 4th. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 12 Noon. Dick's burial will follow immediately after the service. Donations may be made to the Texas Children's Hospital, 6621 Fannin Street, Houston, TX, 77030. Please visit Dick's "Book of Memories" at for online condolences.


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