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James E. Clark

James E. Clark, 84, of Sandusky and Ft. Myer's Florida, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Stein Hospice Care Center.

James was born on September 2, 1931 in Bristol, VA to the late James and Effie Mae (Creighad) Clark.

James was employed with Sandusky Foundry Machine from 1956 - 1971 and later owned and operated The Country Tavern, Sands Lounge and many various establishments in Sandusky from 1971 - 1992. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army Airborne. James was also a founder and past president of the Sandusky Foundry Credit Union, a life long member of the AMVETS post 17, and the Sandusky IAB Club. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, cooking, baking his traditional holiday fruitcake, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends in Ft. Myer's Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Calabria) Clark, whom he married on June 25, 1955; daughter, Michelle (James) George of Milan; son, James L. Clark of Toledo; 3 grandchildren, Joseph Gesuele, Nicole Spencer, and Katie Clark; and 4 great-grandsons, Anthony, Liam, Dawson, and Connor.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by two infant daughters; sisters, Novella Rice and JoAnne Hicks; brother, Howard Clark and half-brother, Donald Martin.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm until the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 pm at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky with Father Matt Frisbee officiating. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to contribute to James's memory may do so to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870 and St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee.

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