Milton O. Clark
Milton O. Clark
  • December 16, 1920 - June 30, 2017
  • Seattle, Washington

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Dr. Milton O. Clark died peacefully in his home in Seattle, Washington, on June 30, 2017, at the age of 96.
He grew up during the Great Depression in Norwich, Connecticut, with two brothers and a sister. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy, Fordham University with a B.S. in pharmacy, and the University of Buffalo Medical Dental College with a degree in Dentistry. He served in the Coast Guard, in the Navy as a Pharmacist mate in World War II and as a captain in the Army in the Korean Conflict.
Milton married Wendy Phillips in 1950. They lived in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, for many years where he practiced dentistry and raised their family.
Milton served on several boards of conservation organizations and as chairman of the parks and recreation commission for many years. Milton and Wendy retired to their home on Gardner Lake in Salem, CT. They were active in the community in conservation and with several hiking clubs.
Milt and Wendy traveled extensively around the globe. They shared their photographs and experiences in many slideshows, frequently raising funds for charity. They loved hiking and the outdoors, waterskiing, cross-country skiing, music, and opera.
Milton and Wendy shared 55 years of devoted marriage. After Wendy's tragic death in a car accident in 2005, Milton moved to Seattle, Washington to be near his family.
He is survived by his sister Pearl Lee Leavitt, son Seth and daughter in law Linda Novick, his daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Stephan Coonrod, and granddaughters Anna and Camille Coonrod.
A service will be held at Church and Allen Funeral Home 136 Sachem St , Norwich, CT on Monday, July 3 at 2p.m. Burial will follow in Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #2 Preston. Donations may be made to Hadassah, Salem Land Trust, or ACLU. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.