George William Clark

07/29/2010 12:00 AM |

George William Clark of East Marion died at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport on July 26, 2010, at the age of 88.

Born in Brooklyn on July 6, 1922, to Florence (nà e Hodgetts) and George William Clark, he was educated at New York University; Hofstra University, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude; and the American Institute of Banking.

In 1939, he joined Williamsburgh Savings Bank, where he worked until he entered the U.S. Navy in January 1943. He served as a naval aviator until his discharge as a commander in February 1946.

On April 29, 1945, he married Evelyn Florence Jones in Brooklyn, and upon his discharge from the Navy, he resumed his career at Williamsburgh Savings Bank. He started as a clerk and in 1975 became executive vice-president in charge of security investments, consumer loans and marketing. After nearly 40 years of service, he retired in April 1982.

George had been a trustee and chairman of the finance committee of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and a member of the finance committees of the American Bureau of Shipping and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and he was a director and treasurer of the Gardiners Bay Estates Homeowners Association.

He was also president of the Investment Officers Association of the Savings Banks of New York in 1975, a trustee of the House of St. Giles the Cripple from 1974 to 1982 and a director of the Institutional Investors Mutual Fund from 1975 to 1980.

Formerly of Valley Stream, he had been a 35-year resident of the North Fork.

In his free time, he enjoyed boating, fishing, lobstering, tennis, travel, bird study and flying, as he held a commercial pilot’s license.

Predeceased by his wife on July 30, 2002, he is survived by his daughters, Gloria Janet Murphy of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Nancy Lynn Harting of Malverne, Ohio; five grandchildren, Shannon Murphy DiLandro, Tricia Murphy Hanna, Kathryn Murphy-Warner, Geordan Harting and Brianne Harting; and seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Riley, Jameson and Colby Hanna, Dylan DiLandro and Blake and Evelyn Warner.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes, were private.

Memorial donations to East End Hospice or Eastern Long Island Hospital would be appreciated.