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William H. Clark

owner of William H. Clark Funeral Home, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, died September 20, 2012, at age 91. Clark was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46 as a pharmacist mate. He graduated from Eckels College of Embalming in 1939 and purchased Glenn W. Kisor Funeral Home in 1948, establishing the William H. Clark Funeral Home with his late wife, Florence. After retiring in 1984, he remained active in the family business for many years.

Clark was actively involved in his community throughout his life, including the Stroudsburg Phoenix Fire Company (past president), Eastern Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Monroe County Visiting Nurse Association, P.O.S. of A. Washington Camp 236, Stroudsburg PTA and the Stroudsburg Kiwanis Club, which also presented him with the George F. Hixon award. Clark was a member of the Phoenix Firemen’s Relief Association, Varsity S Association, White Heron Lake Board of Governors, P.A.R.C., Civil Defense of Monroe County, National Selected Morticians and NFDA. He was the 4th Ward borough councilman and a trustee of the Stroudsburg Police Department Pension Fund. He served on the first Stroudsburg Planning and Zoning Commission, Stroudsburg Police Civil Service Committee, as deputy coroner in Monroe County, as treasurer of the board of the Monroe County Mental Health Association and on the boards of directors for Tri County Mental Health, Pennsylvania Mental Health Association, Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce and Meals on Wheels. Clark was past chairman of the Pocono District Boy Scouts of America Delaware Valley Area Council and campaign chairman for the former Monroe County Community Chest (now United Way). He was also a charter member, first life member and served on the board of directors for the former General Ambulance Corps. He is survived by son William, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.