Lt. Col. Clark Milburn McDermith

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Lt. Col. Clark Milburn McDermith
Nov. 9, 1933 - Dec. 9, 2012
DENMARK -- Lt. Col. Clark M. McDermith died peacefully at his home in Denmark on Dec. 8, 2012.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1933, in Pana, Ill., the son of Clark W. and Eudora (Milburn McDermith. After attending public schools in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, he earned a BS degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1955.
Upon graduation Clark was commissioned by the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Japan, Germany, Thailand and various bases from coast to coast. During a short break in service he was a manufacturer's sale manager living in Litchfield, Conn. Toward the end of his military career he was a member of the elite Headquarters USAF No-Notice Inspection Team which traveled world-wide to promote operational efficiency.
Lt. Col. McDermith's numerous decorations include the Bronze star, two Meritorious Service Medals and the USAF Commendation Medal.
In 1978 he retired to his farmstead in Denmark where he and his wife sold produce, livestock, timber and hay. He was an active member of the Denmark Lions club for over 30 years earning their highest international honor, The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
He was predeceased by his sister, Janet Lee McDermith (1959). He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson McDermith; sons, Clark Lee McDermith (and wife Sharry) of North Berwick, Kirk E. McDermith of Denmark and Kenneth McDermith (and wife Kristin) of Delmar, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren, Clark Wyeth and Olivia of N. Berwick, Elizabeth and Emily of Denmark, and Kenneth, Christopher and Colton of Delmar.
A memorial service will be held on Dec. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Denmark Congregational Church, 70 East Main St., Denmark, followed by a reception at the Denmark Town Hall. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick. Online condolences may be made at
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donations to:
The Denmark Lions
Club Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 868
Denmark, Maine 04022
Lt. Col. Clark Milburn McDermith

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Johnson Funeral Home
26 Market Street
North Berwick, ME 03906
(207) 676-2622
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 13, 2012
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