Donald Clark

Donald R. Clark

1942 - 2019

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Donald R. Clark of Ransomville husband of 59 years to Betty Jean (Blank) Clark passed away on April 24th, 2019 at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital following a great fight with kidney failure. He was born on May 29, 1942 son of the late James and late Elsie Miller Clark of Ransomville. Donald graduated from Wilson Central High School in 1960. On October 15, 1960 he married Betty Jean Blank whom he met at the Catarach Cavalers Drum and Bugle Corp.  Donald worked for Sanborn Milling Co. for 44 years and at Fleckenstein Machine following his retirement. Donald enjoyed playing Santa Claus for organizations, enjoyed hunting with his family and best friend Jack in the Catskills. He was an avid sports fan of the Sabres, Bills and the Mets. He was a past President of Mutual Milling and Feed Dealers of WNY. Donald was a life member of the Sanborn Fire Co. and exempts, Niagara County and the NYS Volunteer Fireman Associations, the National Rifle Association, the Golden Eagle and the North American Hunting Club. Donald was past President  of the Pioneer Sportsman’s Club, past member of the Wilson Conservation Club and the Franklinville Sportsman’s Club, board member of the Iroquois Arms Collectors Association, Treasurer and member of the Niagara Co. SCOPE, past Treasurer and member for the LaSalle Sportsman’s Club, Charter member of the Crossbow Association of American and NY and the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association. Donald was a member and past President of the Ransomville Lions Club, Lions International, recipient of  the Lions Vision Beyond Sight Humanitarian Service award 1999-2000, and recipient of  the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service award in recognition of outstanding service.


Surviving is his wife Betty Jean; 5 sons, Robert (Dawn), Richard (Lynne), Ronald (Tina), Russ (Michelle) and Randall (Nancy); his grandchildren, Amanda, Daniel (Kelsey), Ryan (Liz), Justin (Megan), Teagan, Raechelle (John), Tiffany, Rachel, Michael; step grandchildren Emily and Shawn and 3 great grandchildren; sister Mary Ann (Dale) McRorie; brother in law Fred (Elaine) Blank and sister in law Linda Moxham.


NO PRIOR VISITATION. Services held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131. or the Sanborn Fire Co. Exempts 5811 Buffalo St. Sanborn, NY 14132. Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Ransomville, NY. Please visit for online registry.

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