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DEXTER—Richard D. Wark, 66, died May 29, 2002 at a Bangor hospital. He was born January 7, 1936 at Newport, a son of Herbert and Irene (Fletcher) Wark. Dick, as he was known to family and friends, graduated from Dexter High School, class of 1954. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the United States. He returned to Dexter and was employed by Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter for many years. He later went into business for himself as owner/operator of Wark’s Market in Dexter. After selling his business, he was employed by the State of Maine as a corrections officer at Charleston Correctional Institute in Charleston.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joyce of Dexter; 2 daughters, Susan and her husband, Jeff Belanger of Garland and Jane and her husband, Richard McKenney of Cumberland; a brother, Gerald and his wife, Virginia Wark of Sangerville; a sister, Donna and her husband, Dean Clukey of Houlton; 4 grandchildren, Hunter, Madison, Dustin and Grace. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents and 2 brothers, Herbert Wark, Jr. and Stanley Wark.

Private funeral services will be held Friday, May 31st at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

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