Henry Austin Clark Jr.

07/22/2014 1:17 PM |

Lifelong Grenport resident Henry Austin Clark Jr. passed away peacefully at his home July 17, surrounded by family and by his caregiver, Marjorie Goldbourne. He was 93.  

He was born May 21, 1921, in Greenport to Evelyn (Hubbard) and Henry Austin Clark Sr. and attended Greenport High School, where he was an all-county tennis player. He married Mary (née Bellefountaine) on June 30, 1946, at St. Agnes Church in Greenport.

Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of ensign. He worked for his father’s company, H.A. Clark and Sons, as a home builder, and also served as department commissioner for Suffolk County Department of Building and Grounds.

Mr. Clark was a 73-year member of Greenport Fire Department Star Hose Company #3, where he served as captain for Star Hose and warden for the fire department. He was also a Greenport school board member during the 1970s and oversaw the school’s addition.

Family members said he enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, reading, tennis and gardening and that he was an avid New York Yankees fan and bridge player.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, in 2009, and by his brother Jack. He is survived by his children, Henry III (Karen); John; Jeff (Laura); Timothy (Ginny); James (Doreen); Peter; and Mary Louise “Lucy” (Peter) Given; all of Greenport; and Margaret (John) Lellman of Northboro, Mass.; his brother Lloyd of Southold; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family received visitors July 20 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport, where fire department services took place. A funeral service took place at Greenport United Methodist Church, and was officiated by Pastor Beverly Fury. Burial with military honors took place at St. Agnes R.C. Church Cemetery in Greenport.

Memorial donations may be made to Greenport Fire Department or East End Hospice.

This is a paid notice.