Philip Thomas Clark Sr.

Jack operator

October 05, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Philip Thomas Clark Sr., a retired jack operator who had worked for the Acme grocery store chain for more than three decades, died Sunday from complications of diabetes at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center.

The longtime Baltimore Highlands resident was 83.

Mr. Clark was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton. He attended city public schools.

He enlisted in the Navy at the end of World War II and did not see action, family members said.

After leaving the Navy, he went to work in the 1950s for Acme, where he was a jack operator, moving pallets with an electric fork lift.

He retired in the 1990s.

Mr. Clark was a member of the Lansdowne American Legion Post.

He had been an avid Baltimore Colts fan and his favorite player was Johnny Unitas, family members said. He also enjoyed watching the Ravens and Orioles on television.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Eleanor M. Spittel; three sons, Philip T. Clark Jr. of Baltimore, Steven Clark of Hanover and Timothy Clark of Cambridge; a daughter, Melva Berger of Millersville; a brother, James Clark of Hamilton; a sister, Catherine Middlecoff of Hamilton; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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