Melbourne Clark

Obituary of Melbourne George Clark

Melbourne George Clark 1922-2021 NORTH BANGOR – Melbourne George Clark of the Alice Center in Malone, NY, formerly of North Bangor passed away on Thursday (January 28, 2021) at the age of 98. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. He was born in Dickinson, NY on September 30, 1922, the son of John and Cora Amanda (Chesbrough) Clark. Melbourne lived all of his life in the Brushton, Bangor area. He attended school in the Brushton and Moira schools. He was a member of the Brushton Pilgrim Holiness Church. He was married to Esther Westurn on November 17,1943 while on leave from the Army Air Force during World War II. Melbourne and Esther recently celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary. Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife Esther and his five children – Phyllis and her husband Gary Kemp of Louisville, KY, Karen Keen of Booneville, MO, Jane LaValley of Morrisonville, NY, Keith and his wife Melanie of Plattsburgh, NY, and Carolyn and her husband Larry Showers of Churchville, NY as well as 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grand-daughter. He was employed by Tru-Stitch in Malone for several years while also operating a dairy farm in West Bangor on Rte. 11B. He retired from Kraft Food Inc. in North Lawrence, NY in 1987. For the last few years he has resided with his wife at The Alice Center in Malone. Melbourne served in the Army Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1946 as a military policeman, ending his service in Okinawa. Melbourne also served on the Brushton-Moira Central School board for several years. It was during those years the Brushton and the Moira schools became centralized Melbourne enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, caning chairs and cooking; especially homemade pies, doughnuts and pizza. He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings – brothers Clarence, Walter and Harold Clark and sisters Melvina Avins (his twin), Gertrude Bowen, Margaret Burnett and Leta who died in infancy. Also, he was predeceased by two son-in-laws -- George LaValley and David Keen. The family wishes to thank the professionals and staff at the Alice Center for the wonderful care they provided for Melbourne these past several years. A graveside service will be held at the Sandhill Cemetery in Dickinson in the spring. Brushton Moira American Legion Post # 939 will be providing the Military Honors In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in memory of Melbourne may make them to the Brushton Pilgrim Holiness Church, Brushton, NY 12916 or to the North Country Association for the Visually Impaired (NCAVI), 22 US Oval - Suite B-15, Plattsburgh, NY 12903. During this time of social distancing, please take a moment to connect with the Clark family through the "Tribute Wall" at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com