James E. Clark Sr.

James E. Clark Sr., 66, of 1585 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died early Sunday morning, April 10, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 15, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Robert A. and Margaret I. (McDonald) Clark. He married Gale M. Moore on July 13, 1968, and she survives. He resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the Ridgway Moose Club, the V.F.W., and a former member and past president of the International Camping Club. He had attended Ridgway area schools. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He had been employed by Motion Control Industries for 29 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Theresa M. Clark of Ridgway; two granddaughters, Brittany Anne Mercer of Ridgway and Kara Lynn Mercer of Ridgway; two brothers, David Clark of Ridgway and John Clark of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James E. Clark Jr. in 2001; a daughter, Donna Lynn Mercer in 2004; a brother, Robert A. Clark Jr.; and a sister, Joyce Nortum. Funeral and Committal Services for James E. Clark Sr. will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Officiating will be Ronald L. Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.