COXSACKIE – James L.
Clark, Sr., 71, entered eternal life Thursday, May 21, 2009 at home
surrounded by his family. Jim served in the Navy from January 1956
to October 1959. During his service as a Boatswain mate and Rescue
Swimmer, Jim received a commendation for heroic actions in saving
the life of a fellow Navyman after a plane crashed near the USS New,
the Destroyer on which he served.
Jim attended Ravena
– Coeymans – Selkirk school, worked in maintenance at LaFarge, was a
member of the Coxsackie United Methodist Church, a Master Carpenter,
an avid camper and enjoyed gardening and reading.
his wife Ruth Anne Millett Clark of Coxsackie; sisters, Mabel
Boehlke of New Baltimore and Grace Covey of El Cajon, CA; children
and grandchildren, James L. Clark, Jr. (Jonathan Marston) and
daughter-in-law Beth A. Clark (Jim Van Wagner) of Coxsackie and
their children, Courtney and Gregory, Jodi D. (Howard) Mayforth of
Athens and their children, Elizabeth, David and Christopher and Jon
T. Clark and his children, Faathyma, Jon Jr. and Jacob; and his
beloved dog, Cassie. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Mary and
James Clark and sister Millie Carpinello.
will be held 10 AM Tuesday, May 26th at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8
PM. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to St. Jude
Children’s Hospital, the United Methodist Church of Coxsackie or
Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene.