NORTH TONAWANDA -- Robert L. Clark of North Tonawanda, a World War II veteran, died Monday in Heathwood Health Care Center, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 81.
Born in North Tonawanda, he served with the Navy in World War II, receiving a commendation for manning a deck gun for six sleepless days and nights during the battle for Salerno, Sicily.
He was a former employee of Buffalo Bolt, Spaulding Fiber and National Grinding Wheel, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Clark was a member of Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Company, Third Presbyterian Church and Sikora Post 1322, American Legion.
He is survived by a son, Robert of Kerhonkson; two daughters, Diane DePalma Clark of North Tonawanda and Nancy Perkins of Sanbornville, N.H.; a brother, Charles of North Tonawanda; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Third Presbyterian Church, 110 Felton St., North Tonawanda. Burial, with military honors, will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.