BELGRADE – Allan F. Clark, 67, of Mt Chase and Farmington, died unexpectedly on March 17, 2014, near Farmington. Born to Richard G. and Janet Clark, Dec. 11, 1946 in Newton, MA, he grew up in Vermont, graduating from Rutland High School in 1964.
Allan is survived by his daughter, Jessica Allyne Pipher, son-in-law, Derek, and grandson, Thomas Russell of Edgewater, MD; brother, Richard Clark, Jr of DeBary, FL; sister, Louise Ellis and her husband, Albert Ellis of Mt Chase, ME; stepchildren, Stacie Vernick Perdue and JR Vernick of New Jersey; several nephews, grandnieces and nephews; and best friend and life partner of 19 years, Leslie Thistle of Farmington. He was predeceased by his parents.
Allan was a skilled computer technologist and consultant, beginning his career in data processing for Hudson County, NJ, in the days of computer punch cards. He was an avid outdoorsman, hiking the woods and trails of northern Maine. His paradise was his Tegwek Island in Upper Shin Pond. He bicycled five times in the Trek Across Maine for the American Lung Association. In his last years he was an enthusiastic supporter of UMF men’s and women’s basketball cheering the teams from his regular seat with the guys. He was passionate about his politics and what he believed was right and best for our country and would eagerly debate with anyone who disagreed with him, and just as voraciously with those who agreed.
The family wishes to thank all the concerned individuals who stopped by the roadside offering assistance and comfort, along with the medical and law enforcement personnel of Kennebec County who participated in trying to save Allan’s life.
A celebration of Allan’s life will be held for family and friends at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in your own community to the Fire/Rescue team or law enforcement organization of your choice. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com