COAL TOWNSHIP — Earl A. Clark, 88, of 1418 W. Mulberry St., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in his residence.
He was born in Augustaville, Feb. 3, 1930, a son of the late Aaron and Anna (Wolfe) Clark.
Earl was married April 27, 1951, in Gowen City, to Joyce Eby, who survives.
Earl served in the U.S. Army. He entered active duty May 17, 1951. During his enlistment, he served in the 1667 806 AU Signal Operation Company. He received the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. He was honorably discharged April 21, 1953, from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
While in the service, Earl worked in the office of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He later was employed at Hercules Industries in Princeton, New Jersey, building the Minuteman and Titan rockets, which also happened to be the same plant where Albert Einstein worked.
He was last employed at Koch Materials in Northumberland.
He was a member of Restoration Ministries Church, Shamokin.
Earl was a “jack of all trades,” mainly in mechanical and carpentry work. He was very proud of his house in the mountains that he and his family and friends built.
He loved gardening and working with his roses.
Earl loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spent as much time with them as possible.
In addition to his wife, Joyce, survivors include their children, Cindy Dilliplane and her husband, Allen, of Coal Township, Earl Clark Jr., of Halifax, Scott Clark and his wife, Diane, of Sunbury, and Michele Boshinski and her husband, Frank, of Coal Township; two sisters, Virginia London, of Milton, and Hazel Mazeski and her husband, Bob, of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Aaron Jr. and Daniel; and a granddaughter, Crystal Grace Clark.
CLARK — Earl A. Clark, 88, of 1418 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, Ltd., Leonard J. Lucas Jr., supervisor, 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. Pastor Paul Eby of Restoration Ministries Church, Shamokin, will officiate. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park Cemetery, Stonington. A viewing will be held in the funeral home from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Restoration Ministries Church, 525 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, 17872.