ALBION – Francis Mavor Clark, 89, of Albion, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the VA Healthcare Systems at Togus.
He was born June 8, 1925 in Summerfield, New Brunswick Canada, the son of the late John D. Sr. and Catherine T. (Malcolm) Clark.
The family moved to Maine in 1938. Mavor graduated from Besse High School in Albion, class of 1943. He entered the United States Army in July of 1943, and served during World War II in the European Theater from Normandy to Elbe River with the 29th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He also served in Korea in the American Army of occupation. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married Evelyn Waltz of Passadumkeag in 1951. They moved to Albion in 1958, where they raised five children, Charles, Robert, Judy, Lynne and Paul. He belonged to several organizations. He was Past Commander of Legion Post #50 in Unity Maine, as well as Past Waldo County Commander. He was a life member of the American Legion, and former member of Albion I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was a former member of Masonic Scottish Rite bodies of Maine. He was a 65 year member and Past Master of Central Lodge #45 of China, and Past High Priest of Dunlap Chapter #12 of China. He was also a member of the Star in the West Lodge of Unity and a member of Mt. Lebanon Council, Oakland and Benjamin Berry Post # 50 of Unity, as well as member of Anah Temple Shrine. He worked for Lee Brothers Construction Company of Albion where he spent 39 years until retiring in 1998. He worked on many roads in the state of Maine. He was preceded by his parents; wife Evelyn; brothers, Carlton, and Ralph Green, George, John, and Glenn Clark.
Survived by children Charles and wife Susan Clark, Robert and wife Tricia Clark, Judy and husband Dennis Fortin, Lynne and husband Michael Estes, Paul Clark and partner Kathy Wallace; his grandchildren Matthew and wife Jessica Clark, Ryan and wife Crystal Fortin , Sarah and husband Clarence Branam, Elizabeth Clark, Chelsea Fortin, Nicholas Clark, and Mary and John Estes, and his great grandchildren Keegan Clark, Audrey Fortin , Ava Coronado, and Oliver Branam. Mavor is also survived by a special sister-in-law Helen Waltz; brother Leslie and wife Carol Clark; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to his primary care doctor, Dr. Diane Brandt, The Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta, 3 South of The Togus VA Hospital, and the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit of Togus.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to a charity of your choice or to the: Husson University Clark/Waltz Scholarship Fund, Husson University, One College Circle, Bangor ME 04401, or the Shriners Hospital for Children c/o Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to the Flag Project of The Benjamin Berry Post # 50, Windermere Lane, Unity, ME 04988. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 22, from 6-8:30pm at Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, where an evening Masonic service will be held at 7pm.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 10:30 am at Maple Grove Cemetery in Albion, with Scott Dow officiating.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at: www.lawrybrothers.com
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield.