Charles A.B. and Louise B. Clark, who were married for a good 60 years, recently passed away within months of each other. Charles Albert Buckingham Clark was born May 4, 1936, in Hamden, Conn. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Colgate University in New York state. He joined the United States Air Force and served his country honorably for 25 years, becoming a decorated Vietnam War veteran and rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. After retiring from the Air Force he worked many years for the Hertz Corp. in Waikiki. Charles A.B. Clark died July 18, 2017, at St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. Louise Butler Clark was born June 23, 1936, in Methuen, Mass. She earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from Simmons College in Boston. In addition to raising two sons, she worked for many years at the Hickam Air Force Base Library. Louise B. Clark died March 4, 2018, at Manoa Cottages Kaimuki. The couple's first date, in Cheshire, Conn., was to church. They were married Sept. 26, 1958. Their life in the Air Force took them from New England to Texas, Kansas, Virginia, Morocco, California, and finally to Hawaii. They won their share of sailing championships as members of Pacific Yacht Club on Hickam, he a onetime commodore and she a Wet Hen for life. They spent summers in New England, regularly returning to the family cabin on the shore of New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee to enjoy the lake and visit with relatives and longtime friends. The Clarks are survived by two loving songs, Randall B. Clark of Aiea and Jeffrey L. Clark of Honolulu. They also are survived by his sister, Marcia Clark Graziosa of Centennial, Colo.; her brother, Robert W. Butler Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; her first cousin, Jane Allan of Maine; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Christenson Clark of Honolulu; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. The Clarks leave behind a legacy of love, laughter, and friendship. They adored each other as husband and wife while providing a wonderful upbringing for their sons. They are, and will be, sorely missed.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased