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HAMPSTEAD, N.H. — Kenneth H. Clark, 81, of Hampstead, N.H. died Friday, April 22, 2011 in the Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H.

Mr. Clark was born on July 7, 1929 in Hampstead, and had been a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Walter F. Clark, Sr. and H. Marion (Adams) Clark.

Mr. Clark served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He also served with the U.S. Merchant Marines during the 1960s. He was employed as Police Chief in Hampstead from 1957 - 1970 and owned and operated Ken's TV in Hampstead for 45 years. He served as a Selectman, Code Enforcement Officer, Truant Officer, and School Custodian for the Town of Hampstead. He also served as an Assessor for Hampstead and surrounding towns. He was a member of the Lions Club and the VFW Post 11254, both of Hampstead.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary K. (Murphy) Clark of Hampstead; three children, Glenn Clark and his wife Kathleen of East Kingston, N.H., Karen Turcotte and her husband Rene of Hampstead, and Kerry Clark and his wife Lori of Hampstead; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, N.H. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hampstead Congregational Church, Main Street, Hampstead. Burial with military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Hampstead. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or to Breathe New Hampshire, 9 Cedarwood Dr., Unit 12, Bedford, NH 03110. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 5, 2011
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