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Clark N. GreeneAge 83 of St. Charles, formerly of Elburn, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Provena Pine View, St. Charles, IL after a long period of declining health. BORN / EARLY YEARSHe was born July 11, 1924 in West Deer Twp., Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the son of Clark Clyde and Barbara I. Greene. Following his father’s death, Clark came to make his home at Mooseheart, Batavia, IL along with his mother and his brother and sister, Elsie and Norman. MILITARY / EMPLOYMENTAt eighteen, Clark entered the Army and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Like many veterans, Clark was very proud to have served his country but never spoke of the battles for which he received three bronze stars. He came home in 1946 and found work in Chicago where he lived until 1972 when he moved to Elburn and began working at the Burgess-Norton Mfg. Company in Geneva.A quiet man with a heart that must have been at least twice his size, Clark spent most his life-time caring for others. He and his mother, Barbara Moulding, made their home in Elburn where he cared for her until her death in 1982. In the years that followed, Clark cared for his brother, Norman, in St. Charles, until Norman’s death in 1996. At seventy-two he began living alone for the first time in many years and continued to be independent until 2005 when the gradual impact of spinal stenosis required skilled nursing care at Provena Pine View, St. Charles. Even there, the ever kind and gentle Clark found ways to help other residents as he had his own family for so many years before. MEMBERSHIPSClark was a charter member of the VFW Post #5036, St. Charles, IL as well as the American Legion Post #630, Elburn. He was a former member of the Elburn Community Congregational Church for many years and later, the St. Charles Congregational Church as well. Clark was also a huge Cubs fan all of his life. SURVIVORS He is survived by: Three sisters:Pearl McCannn of Pennsylvania,Elsie Mae Ottens of Aurora, IL, Ann I. Lambert of Lily Lake, ILAnd many nieces and nephews.PRECEDED He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wilbur Peterman and Norman Greene; As well as two nieces and two nephews. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Clark’s name to benefit favorite local charities. Memorials checks may be made to the Clark Greene Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com. For information call 1-800-8- CONLEY or 630-365-6414.
A memorial visitation and service will be held Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Visitation will be held from 1pm to 2:30 pm. The memorial service will begin at 3pm.
A committal service will be held in the spring at Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.