Charles B. "Chuck" Clark was born in Elmira, New York, in 1923. During World War II, he fought in Normandy, the French interior, the Ardennes, Germany and Austria as a member of the 69th Signal Battalion, attached to the XX Corps of Patton's Third Army.
After the war he went to work for the Thatcher Glass manufacturing plant in Elmira. In 1955 he moved to Saugus with wife Ruth to open the local Thatcher Glass plant, where he worked for the next 40 years.
In retirement he continued to volunteer at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and dedicated his time and efforts to numerous charitable activities. He served on the board of directors of the Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial Committee and was an active member of the VFW, Elks, Masons and the Santa Clarita Memorial Day Committee. He also served on the World War II Commemoration Committee of Greater Los Angeles, which organized 50th anniversary celebrations of V-E Day and V-J Day.
Chuck Clark was named Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year in 1996 for his decades of service as a community volunteer. Wife Ruth was similarly honored in 1991. Both devoted their time and many talents to local charities, always with a smile. Chuck died in 2001. Ruth followed him in 2011.