Douglas E. Clark, 71, passed away at his home in Bristol, Maine on March 29, 2023. Born on September 5, 1951 in Clinton, MA, he was the son of Frank and Marjorie (Coolidge) Clark.
The family moved to Amesbury in 1962, and Doug graduated from Amesbury High School in 1969. Shortly after high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY, and later transferred to Pease Air Force Base in Newington, NH.
After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he held various dispatching jobs at law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts and Maine. For a short time, he was an auxiliary police officer in Amesbury, MA. He was also involved in the Newburyport Civil Defense and Amesbury Emergency Management agencies, and was a member of the Minnehata Fire Company in Nobleboro, ME. He loved the railroad, and was an avid model train enthusiast and worked for the Maine Eastern Railroad for several years.
Doug moved to Maine in the early 90’s, where he met and married his wife, Susan (Piascik) Clark. They married at the Pemaquid Lighthouse in September of 2000.
After graduating from high school, Doug learned to play guitar which fostered a life-long love of music. His love for music got him involved in the karaoke circuit in various communities. Doug purchased sound equipment and was dedicated to making sure the events were successful, and he always supported his fellow musicians. He had a huge following from the members of the Midcoast Karaoke Enthusiasts.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Susan.
Doug is survived by his siblings, Richard of Madison, NH, Kenneth of Exeter, NH, Brian and life partner Pam Hollis of Rochester, NH, David and wife Karen of Amesbury MA, Holly and husband Al Brackett of Moultonborough, NH, Laurie of Seabrook, NH, and Heidi and husband Mike McIntyre of Hendersonville, NC; as well as several nieces, nephews, one great-niece and two great-nephews.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516; or the American Lighthouse Foundation, PO Box 565 Rockland, ME 04841.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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