Donald R. Clark, longtime Shelter Island resident, died peacefully in his home on Jan. 20, 2014. He was 95.
Mr. Clark was born March 25, 1918, in Greenport and attended Greenport High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a medic during World War II, receiving many honors, including a written commendation for his calm demeanor and efficiency under pressure.
To those who knew him, this recognition may not come as a surprise, as “Easy” Clark was well known as a man who always kept his cool and wanted to make life easier for people.
In his years as a captain of the North Ferry and his time as a Shelter Island School bus driver and especially as a beloved father, grandfather, husband and friend, Mr. Clark was a bright spot in everyone’s life. He always had a kind word and a smile for all who crossed his path.
Predeceased by his wife, Evangeline C. Clark, Mr. Clark is survived by his children, Dr. David M. Clark, John S. Clark and Donna C. Mannino; and six grandchildren, Laura, Amy, Meghan, Evan, Alyse and Jaqueline.
Mr. Clark was laid to rest at Our Lady of the Isle cemetery on Shelter Island.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.
This is a paid notice.