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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:08

Gorman W. "Porkey" Clark

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GANSEVOORT — Gorman W. "Porkey" Clark, 82, passed away Sunday, February 2 at Wesley Health Care Center.

Born on April 12, 1931 in Middle Falls, he was the son of the late Jesse F. and Frances M. Clark, Sr. He was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters and his wife of 62 years Kathleen V. Whipple Clark.

Porkey attended Saratoga Springs schools and retired in 1988 from the State of New York from the Saratoga Springs Armory and the City of Saratoga Springs as a fire dispatcher. He also worked at Sunnybrook Farms and HP Hood. For 23 years he served in the U.S. Army, New York Army National Guard and the New York State Guard.

Porkey and his wife Kay loved to travel and be with family. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 70 in Saratoga Springs and served in several offices including Post Commander and Saratoga County Commander. He was also Chef de Gare of The 40/8 and spent many hours volunteer working Bingo and membership chairman for many years. Porkey was active in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and was a member of the Over 20 Club of the National Guard and past member of the Eagles Club.


Survivors include four sons, John (Ruth) of Gansevoort, Bruce (Judy) of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Brian (Lois) of Wynantskill and Kim (Grace) of Rowlett, Texas; three granddaughters Sharon, Jessica and Emily; two grandsons Kristopher and Chris; several great-grandchildren; siblings Ken (AnnaMae) Clark, Richard (Janet) Clark, Marlene (Doug) Fuller all of Ballston Spa, Marilyn Weaver, Martin (JoAnne) Clark, Fred (Carol) Clark all of Saratoga Springs, Alice Vidnansky of Schuylerville, Charles Clark of Wilton, Donald (Ellen) Clark from Belle Glade, Florida and several nieces and nephews.

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