CANISTEO, NY State Trooper Nicholas F Clark, 29, passed away in the line of duty on Monday (July 2, 2018) in Erwin, N.Y.
Nick was born Sept. 18, 1988 in Wellsville to Anthony and Theresa (Brasted) Clark.
Nick was a life-long resident of the Canisteo Valley and was a graduate of the Canisteo-Greenwood High School class of 2006. He was a very gifted and stellar athlete, lettering in both football and wrestling and was State wrestling champ his senior year at the 189-pound division. He furthered his wrestling career by wrestling Freestyle and Greco-Roman for the Apex Wrestling Club in Rochester for two years.
After graduation he enrolled at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied Marketing on a wrestling scholarship. In 2008 he transferred to Alfred University where received his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies in December 2011. While at Alfred he was a four-year starter and exceptional outside linebacker for the Alfred Saxon’s football team, where he set school records in tackles. He was named Empire 8 Conference All-Star from 2008-11, 2010-2011 Conference Defensive Player of the year and was further named American Football Coaches Association First Team All-American.
Nick graduated from the NY State Police Academy in 2015. He was stationed in Ithaca, Auburn and eventually settled in Steuben County at the Bath station.
Nick was an avid outdoorsman who loved golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Nick’s pleasant smile and unselfish dedication to his profession will be greatly missed and very much admired and appreciated by all.
Nicholas F Clark is survived by his mother, Theresa (Rick) Gunn of Troupsburg; his father, Anthony (Sandy) Clark of Bath; a brother, Nathan (Megan) Clark; his maternal grandfather, George Brasted of Troupsburg/Florida, In addition to his paternal grandparents, Stephen and Linda Williamson and great-grandmother, Genevieve Williamson, all of Greenwood.
Nick is also survived by his step-grandparents, Otis and Waneta Shoemaker of Rochester and Irene Middleton of Bath as well as his step-siblings, Ricky Joe Gunn of Corning, Steven (Amanda) Fuller and Sarah Fuller, all of Canisteo, Leah (Chad) Pierce of Wayland, as well as nieces Cadence and Cambrie Clark, Sierra Gunn, Lily, Reese and Brooklyn Fuller, Lincoln Fuller, and Maxon Pierce.
Nicholas F Clark was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Donna Brasted in March 2017.
The family received friends from 1-6 p.m., Saturday, July 7 at the Alfred University McLane Center, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, N.Y., where a funeral service took place on Sunday, July 8th, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to the Canisteo-Greenwood Central School, with “Trooper Clark Scholarship” in the memo line; make checks payable to Canisteo-Greenwood Central School and send to 84 Greenwood St., Canisteo, NY, 14823.
Online condolences and memories may be shared through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.