George L Clark Sr

George Sr & Jr

George grew up at the base of Haystack Mountain in Norfolk, Connecticut. He was interested in technology from a young age, which lead him to major in engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Just prior to graduation he was inducted into the army for duty in World War One. He served as a test pilot, flying Handley Page bombers and such. He met his wife Myrtle while serving and moved to her hometown of Minneapolis after the war. There, they married and raised a fine son. George became a widower at age 52, never seeking to remarry. He took special delight in his grandchildren born some years later.
In 1922 George developed a furnace specifically for forging leaf springs, and then, with partners started Standard Spring. As the popularity of leaf springs in vehicles gradually gave way to coil springs and the depression wore on, George left the business in 1934 for other opportunities. He eventually retired in the 1960s after many years with Marvel Rack. He was a dedicated and innovative worker, a sure provider for his family.
George found life fascinating. He thoroughly enjoyed people, travel, sightseeing, photography, classical music and literature, humor, trout fishing and anything mechanical. He dressed with style. His wit, intellect and stories of adventure could readily hold anyone’s attention. All the love his Lord Jesus gave him, George freely shared. He was an endlessly generous, forgiving, and kind man, always seeing the best in others and situations.

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