Matamoras Rod & Gun Club

In Memoriam


William D. Clark

William ''Bill'' David Clark

Matamoras, PA

Mr. William ''Bill'' David Clark of Matamoras, PA and a lifetime resident of the area died Monday, May 9, 2011 in a tragic airplane accident. He was 53.

He was born May 26, 1957 in Port Jervis, NY the son of William G. and Janet Sims Clark.

William worked as an Aircraft Mechanic and certified FAA Inspector for Sussex Airport, Sussex, NJ.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1977 1982 as a Helicopter Mechanic.

He was a member of the Matamoras Rod and Gun Club and attended the Hope Evangelical Free Church in Matamoras, PA. He was a Babe Ruth Little League Coach.

A family statement read: ''Bill was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved to fly his SNJ 5 which is a World War II Navy Plane.''

Surviving are:
Parents: Bill and Janet Clark of Matamoras, PA
Son: Christopher James Clark of Matamoras, PA
Daughter: Katherine Elaine Clark of Matamoras, PA
Companion: Senie Mason and their daughter Skye Lynne Mason Clark Matamoras, PA
Brother: David A. Clark and his wife Sally of Matamoras, PA
Brother: Gary Clark and his companion Donna DeGroat of Milford, PA
Brother: Kenneth Clark and his wife Cindy

Sister: Susan West of Milford, PA
Sister: Virginia Hammersmith of Belton, KY
Granddaughter: Grace Maillet
Also several nieces and nephews
Predeceased Brother-In-Law: Charles Hammersmith

Friends may call at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main Street Port Jervis on Thursday, May 12th 2011 2-4 & 7-9 pm.

Funeral services will be held at Friday May 13th 2011 at 11:00 AM from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main Street, Port Jervis with Rev. Russ Hepler officiating

Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Skye Lynne Mason Clark Trust Fund, c/o Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., PO Box 722, Port Jervis, NY 12771

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit