Mark S. Clark
Mark S. Clark 70, of Pontiac Avenue Cranston, died on Sunday July 23, 2017. He was the husband of Karen A. (Bentley) Clark. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Charles W. and Genevieve (Meehan) Clark. Mark graduated from Grove City High School in 1964, attended Slippery Rock State Teachers College and subsequently graduated from Salve Regina College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 through 1969 with HS-11 at NAS Quonset Point and aboard the USS Wasp as an Aviation Ordnanceman helicopter aircrew. From 1970 to 1974, he worked in the hospitality business at various local hotels doing everything from bellhop to accounting manager. In 1974, he joined the Warwick Police Department where he served for the next 26 years. He worked in patrol, detectives, administrative services and prosecution. He rose to the rank of major and served as operations commander and later administrative commander. For over 44 years he was a mason with Nathaniel Greene Lodge #45, Harmony Lodge #9, Gaspee Order #99 Sword of Bunker Hill, The Valley of Providence and the Rhode Island Shriners. An avid golfer and long-time member of Foster Country Club, he won a club 4-ball championship and twice scored a hole-in-one. He enjoyed rock and roll music, muscle cars, movies and most of all late lunches, wizzers and dice with Kay. Mark is survived by his wife Karen, three stepchildren Kerri Grocki and husband Jeff, Josh May and wife Lisa and Michael May and wife Tina, all of Killingly, CT; a daughter Cynthia J. Clark and his very best friend Beth Ellinwood of Greenville.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 230 East Ohio St. Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60611 would be greatly appreciated.
Joseph D'Andrea - 07/31/2017
To miss someone is to know they were a part of your life. I didn't have much contact with Mark these last couple of years, and I regret it. Most of the time when we were golfing he would get stuck with me on his pairing, which ment he didn't have much of a chance to win. He was always trying to teach me so I could be a better golfer. He would enjoy what he was doing at the time weather it was golfing , going to the movies or just going g out to dinner and enjoying a good laugh. Mark will be forever in my thoughts and prayers. Hoss
Beth Ellinwood - 08/04/2017
Deep peace of the quiet earth, my cherished friend...