Ernest Clock

Ernest Webster Clock

Tuesday, September 9th, 1924 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Ernest W. Clock died on May 22, 2020. He was 95 years old. Ernie was born and raised in Litchfield and attended public schools there. After graduation, he served in World War II in the Army Air Corps as a mechanic servicing B-29 bombers flying over the “Hump” between India and China. When he was discharged, Ernie went to college in Utica, NY where he met the love of his life, Dorothy. They were married in 1948 and soon returned to Litchfield, CT where they raised their 3 boys. Ernie worked at and subsequently became the owner of the F. North Clark Insurance Agency. He also served for many years as the Chairman of the First National Bank of Litchfield. Ernie was involved in a number of community groups, including the Red Cross, Rotary Club, Sandy Beach Commission and the Boy Scouts. He was always there for his family, friends and community.
Ernie loved the water, growing up on Bantam Lake, and later at his and Dorothy’s cottage in Rhode Island. He always had a boat, from canoes to sailboats to a 20’ cabin cruiser on which he and Dorothy took trips around Long Island Sound, the Hudson River and Lake Champlain, and the Erie Canal. He enjoyed shellfishing for clams and oysters and liked nothing better than to grill them for his family.
Ernie was predeceased by his mother and father, Helen and Albert Clock, and his brother Robert Clock. He is survived by Dorothy (Indermill) Clock, his wife of 72 years, his son Jeffrey and fiancée Janet of Willsboro, NY, his son Thomas and wife Bonnie of Poncha Springs, CO and his son Daniel and wife Suzanne of Litchfield. He had three grandsons; Caleb, Noah and Sam and a number of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Marjorie (Clock) Mitchell of Wellesley, MA.
Our family is thankful for the loving care provided to Dad by Jamie Wesolowski, Sabrina Perogla, Sue Rinaldi, Dianne Bammon and many more. Also many thanks to Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance crews for their professionalism and compassion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 651, Litchfield, CT 06759.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 17, at West Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends and family may call on July 16 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Thurston Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thurston Rowe Funeral Home
    283 Torrington Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 11:00am
    West Cemetery Litchfield
    Whites Wood Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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    The Monsignor Robert F. Tucker
  • Interment

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 11:00am
    West Cemetery
    White Woods Road
    Litchfield, Connecticut
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Posted at 12:31pm
So sorry to have learned about Ernie I remember both of you being so nice and generous to me as you’re visiting nurse I think he is the last of the Romeo’s.
Elizabeth RN

Michael D. Rybak

Posted at 05:04pm
Dan and family:
Please accept my sincere sympathy on Ernie's passing. I enjoyed seeing him around town and at various meetings.
Mike Rybak

peter and Rheda Dauten

Posted at 02:09pm
Peter and Rheda Dauten
Ernie was the epitome of a true gentleman. Litchfield has lost was first class citizen. Both Rheda and I extend our warmest sympathy to the entire Clock family. We have not seen Ernie in many years, but both of us had fond memories of him.

Bill Sepples

Posted at 10:23am
To Dan and family, our sincere condolences in the loss of your father. I first knew him when he used to drive us to Sandy Beach for Red Cross swimming lessons when I was just seven years old. He was always kind and giving. Litchfield was always a better place with him around town. Our hearts go out to you all.
Bill and MJ Sepples
Maryville, TN

Alan Jeanfavre

Posted at 07:08pm
Dorothy, It's a sad day. I remember "Ernie" as a scout leader with Roger (my father), Bud Ives, and Cliff Smith. They took Troop 30 on many scouting adventures. He was a mentor, friend and, of course - my insurance agent! Please be safe and healthy. My thoughts are with you and your family. Alan Jeanfavre and family

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