Andrew F. Chark Jr. of New Milford, CT, died Thursday May 19, 2016 in New Milford, CT, at the age of 85.
He was born February 8, 1931 in Danbury, CT, son of the late Andrew F. Sr. and Frances (Orzech) Chark. Mr. Chark graduated from New Milford High School in 1949 then served with the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a Lineman for Southern New England Telephone for over thirty years before retiring in 1991. Mr. Chark loved baseball and had played on the White Sox minor league team, he played softball in the New Milford League, was an avid gardener, loved animals, had the gift of gab and an amazing sense of humor.
Mr. Chark was predeceased by his wife of fifty one years Mary E. Schanze who past away on October 13, 2013. He is survived by his sons Andrew F. Chark III and his wife Sarah of New Milford, CT, James R. Main and his wife Concetta of New Milford, CT, a daughter Sandra Hutchinson and her husband Eric of Wappingers Falls, NY, a sister Elizabeth Corna of New Milford, CT, his grandchildren James and Joseph Main, Michael Hutchinson and Amber Cummings-Chark and two great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be announced at a later date.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.