NAUGATUCK — Mr. Harris Clark, 64, of Naugatuck, died peacefully at VITAS Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Lynn (Uszakiewicz) Clark.
Mr. Clark was born in Waterbury on March 2, 1950, a son of the late Emmett and Dorothy (Behlman) Clark. Mr. Clark was the loving father of Harrison Clark and his wife Stacy of Beacon Falls and his daughter Hollis Clark of Grass Valley, Calif. He was a doting and adoring “Grampy” to Harry, Ethan, Bryce Clark and Tide Gully.
He was a graduate of Naugatuck High School, Porter School of Design and studied architecture for two years at Georgia Tech. Mr. Clark worked at various positions in the construction industry. He was a draftsman and estimator at W.J. Megin and a projector manager at Claris Construction Company. He was a supervisor of facilities and grounds for the Naugatuck Board of Education.
He was a very intelligent and articulate individual who possessed a photographic memory. He enjoyed discussing and debating many topics. Mr. Clark designed many homes that were built throughout New England. He designed and built the two homes that he shared with his wife and children. He was a loyal Red Sox fan and enjoyed the mens and womens UConn basketball teams. Being an avid golfer, Mr. Clark took annual trips to Sugar Bush Golf Course in Vermont. He enjoyed feeding the humming birds that would visit his backyard. He was a true friend and willing to help anyone in need.
In addition to his immediate family, Mr. Clark is survived by his step-mother Sandra Clark; his siblings and their spouses, Edward and Paula Clark, Dorothy Mazzei, Karen and Bert Schiaroli, John and Hannah Clark, William Clark, Eileen and Mark Lariviere, Alice and William Minervino; his in-laws, Chuck and LuAnn Uszakiewicz, Pam and Brice LaCharity and Dave Uszakiewicz; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Casey and Theresa Uszakiewicz, and his godson Timothy Massa.
A special thank you to Steve Rosenblatt, Harris’ best friend since sixth grade, for accompanying him on his numerous doctor’s appointments and for being a faithful caregiver to Harris in his last few months. Also, special thanks to Bert Schiaroli for his weekly visits to Harris. Thanks to Harris’s family and wide circle of friends for all of their prayers, phone calls, gifts, meals, cards and loving support during this difficult time. Thank you to VITAS for helping Harris to pass with comfort and dignity.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 13 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 338 North Main St. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church at 8:45 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck.