Robert Gene Clark Sr.

VASSALBORO – Robert Gene Clark Sr., 89, passed away March 9, 2023, at the Togus VA Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 20, 1933, a son of Harold and Phyllis (Davis) Clark.

Bob graduated from Bridgton High School in the class of 1953. Following school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for four years. In December of 1956, he married Janice C. Sanborn. The two eventually settled on a farm on Cross Hill Road in Vassalboro, raising their five children. Bob was employed for many years as a machinist at Scott Paper in Waterville. He was a long time volunteer at the Bread of Life Ministries soup kitchen in Augusta and Wildlife Care Center in Vassalboro where he mowed the lawn every summer for over 25 years.

Bob was a true Mainer and a farmer who took pride in caring for his property. He always had a project going on, whether it was cutting wood, haying, or harvesting 500 bulbs of garlic. He took great care of their farm animals over the years and had a soft spot for his beloved dogs. Bob will be remembered as a hard working man with a good sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Clark; a grandson, Colin Cronin, and a great granddaughter Grace Elizabeth.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Janice Clark; his children, Jody Jones and her husband Stephen, Jill Spicer and her husband Scott, Robert “Bobby” Clark Jr. and his wife Sharon, Julie Cronin and her husband Michael, and Jolene Gamage and her husband Scott; his sister, Kathleen Sjogren and her husband Dick; grandchildren, Ted, Janice, Josie, Jody, Whitney, Lindsey, Alivia, Garrett, Ali, Riley, Abby, Samantha, Katie, Mitchell, Maggie, and Addison; and 14 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared by visiting

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to:

Wildlife Care Center,

1787 North Belfast Ave.,

Vassalboro, ME 04989.

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