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GERALD R. JUD WARK SANGERVILLE—Gerald R. “Jud” Wark, 70, died unexpectedly at his home, without the family’s permission, of a heart attack on Wednesday, July 30, 2008. He was born July 10, 1938 in Hartland a son of Herbert and Irene (Fletcher) Wark. Jud was a graduate of Dexter High School, Class of 1956, and then spent the next four years serving in the U. S. Navy as a radioman.

Upon his return to Dexter in 1960, he managed the A & P Store for several years before beginning a long and successful career with Dexter Shoe Company, retiring as Human Resource Director in January 2000. Jud had many interests, but his greatest passion was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Jud is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Virginia “Dinny” Wark of Sangerville; two sons, Michael D. Wark and wife Terri of Litchfield, Douglas M. Wark and wife Lorraine of New Gloucester; his daughter, Teri (Wark) Hagelin and husband Tim of New Gloucester; as well as four grandchildren, Raechel and Samantha Wark and Nathan and Laura Hagelin.

In addition, Mr. Wark leaves a sister, Donna (Wark) Clukey and husband Dean of Houlton; 2 sisters-in-law, Jean Wark of Florida and Joyce Wark of Dexter; 2 brothers-in-law, Dick Hall and wife Joanne of Dexter and Tony Hall of St. Petersburg, Florida; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Herbert, Stanley and Richard Wark.

Friends and family of Jud are invited to share memories at a committal service to be held 2 PM Saturday, August 2nd at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

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