PETERBOROUGH, NH: William “Bill” Taylor Clark, 84, died peacefully August 31, 2019 at Monadnock Community Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania on January 4, 1935, the son of the late Ira Clark and Iva (Taylor) Clark.
Bill graduated from Riviera College and served in the US Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Bill worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for 30 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He started at Logan International Airport in Boston, then opened the Nashua Enroute Control Center and implemented Manchester Approach Control in NH. After retirement, Bill worked at Keene Airport.
Bill was an avid skier and a member of the National Ski Patrol, achieved the position of Regional Director for NH NSP and attained his National #5928. He enjoyed hiking, golf, archery and especially his pipe. Bill volunteered for Special Olympics for 20 plus years at local and international Games. Bill was a member of the NH Scot and American Legion. He was an active member of the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gerry (English/Higgins) Clark, his daughter, Jinx Jae Clark, California, son, Robin Clark, NH, stepsons Shawn, Brett and Dennis Higgins, MA and NH and grandsons Jonathan Clark, NH and Robin Clark II, NH.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Monadnock Congregational Church, 120 Wilton Road (Rt 101), Peterborough, NH 03458.
Interment will be on September 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm, in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, (Exit 17 off Rt 93 N), Boscawen, NH 03303.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service 32 School St Hillsboro NH is assisting the family.