Born: June 12, 1913

Died: February 6, 1997

Married: Winifred Kelly on November 8, 1941 at St. Paul's Church in Bloomingdale

Children: Carolyn, John, James Clark, Jr.

James R. Clark worked at Clinton J. Ayres Insurance and Realty for more than 40 years.  He lived at 17 Winona Avenue from the late 1940s until 1955, and at 20 Baker Street from 1955 through 1984.

The family of Jim Clark adds: "Jim was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed following the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles. Jim's hobbies included hunting and fishing and he spent many hours at his camp on Hoel Pond and at the Pigeon Roost camp in Franklin Falls. A great way for Jim to end a day was to spend the 5 o'clock happy hour with his wife Winnie and friends including Ned Mulflur and Lynn Baxter. Jim died at the age of 83 and went to join his hunting camp buddies John Duquette, Poker Ryan, Charlie Keough, and Tuffy Latour in chasing those trophy bucks around heaven."

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 8, 1997

James R. Clark worked at Clinton J. Ayres Insurance and Realty for more than 40 years.

SARANAC LAKE - James R. Clark, Sr., 83, of 7 Mountain Road, Saranac Lake, died Thursday Feb. 6, 1997 at the Adirondack Medical Center.

Born June 12, 1913 in Saranac Lake, Mr. Clark was the son of Herbert K. and Mary J. (Dowdle) Clark. He married the former Winifred Kelly on Nov. 8, 1941 at St. Paul's Church in Bloomingdale.

A lifelong resident of Saranac Lake, he was employed for over 40 years at Clinton J. Ayres Insurance and Realty. He retired in 1978. He later participated in the Green Thumb program at the Adirondack Park Agency. Mr. Clark was a member of St. Bernard's Church, Knights of Columbus, and a past member of the Saranac Lake Elks Club (B.P.O.E. 1508), and the Saranac Lake Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-inlaw, Carolyn and Dallas Ingram of Deerfield, N.H.; two sons and two daughters-in-law, John and Tina Clark of Natick, Mass., and James Jr. and Kathryn Clark of Saranac Lake; two sisters, Irene Dimick of Buffalo, and Gertrude Montville of Elizabethtown; a brother Francis Clark of Baton Rouge, Fla.; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Clark was predeceased by two brothers, Herbert Clark, Jr. and George Clark.

There will be no calling hours. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 1997 at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake with the Rev. Timothy Soucy officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in May.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home.


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