Richard “Dickie” Warren Clark, 82, of New Castle passed away the morning of April 4, 2022 at the Haven Convalescent Home.
Dickie was born on May 4, 1939 in New Castle. He was the son of the late Roy R. and Bessie V. (Hammaker) Clark, the youngest of 9 children. He was a graduate of New Castle High School and went on to marry the late Priscilla M. Stalma. They were married just shy of 50 years before she preceded him in death on June 1, 2012.
On October 13, 1958 at the age of 18, Dickie enlisted in the United States Army in New Castle, PA. He continued on to earn the rank of Pvt/E-1 on December 18, 1961. Richard also earned the titles of Marksman with the M1 Rifle, and Sharpshooter with the Carbine Rifle. He transferred to the United States Army Reserve on February 6, 1962 and was Honorably Discharged on October 12, 1964 at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation in Annville, PA. Dickie was retired from the Post Office after 30+ years of service with United States Postal Service. His greatest joy was spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Richard is survived by three sisters, Arlene DeVite, Ella Mae Simmons, and Shirley “Cookie” DeVite; three grandchildren, David J. Griffin, Autumn M. Griffin, and Brooke C. Griffin; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife Priscilla, Dickie was preceded in death by his 3 older brothers, Raymond Clark, Ralph Clark, and Sam Clark; two sisters, Mary Barber and Charlotte Blake; his beloved daughter and only child, Regina M. Griffin; and a grandson who was his spitting image, Michael A. Griffin.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 12 Noon on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Noga Funeral Home, 1142 Mill Street, New Castle. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform full Military Honors at the funeral home at 11:45 a.m. prior to the Blessing service.
A Blessing service will be held immediately following visitation in the funeral home. Dr. Joseph Ross of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Vitus Cemetery alongside his devoted wife.