Clark C. Musser 75, Luther Acres resident, Air Force vet, Flexsteel salesman

By on October 3, 2012

Clark C. Musser, 75, a life-long resident of Lancaster County, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Luther Acres in Lititz.

Born in Lancaster on July 11, 1937, he was the second son of Wilbur and Lillian Clark Musser. Clark was to the end the loving and devoted husband of Barbara Eastman Musser for 53 years and the father of three children: Traci, wife of Dennis Downey, of Lancaster; Kelly, wife of John Edgar, of Landisville; and Christopher, who preceded him in death.

Clark graduated from McCaskey High School in 1955 and attended Millersville State Teachers College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. His tour of duty took him across the Pacific Ocean to Formosa, from which he returned to marry Barbara and to commence a long and distinguished sales career with Flexsteel Industries. He won numerous sales awards and was particularly proud of being a member of the company’s Million-Dollar-Sales Club. Clark was an extraordinarily generous and kind person, a true friend and a compassionate spouse and father. He took a strong and active interest in his children’s and grandchildren’s well-being. He loved fishing and boating, especially at the New Jersey shore with his son, Chris, who died prematurely in 1993 at the age of 20. Clark was a jovial prankster in the most fun-loving sense of the word and he loved practical jokes. He embodied a quiet spirituality and lived the Golden Rule. He loved the song "Amazing Grace" and often hummed along as his daughter sang its words in his last days.

Clark is survived by his wife, daughters and seven grandchildren: Bernard, Margaret Mary, Kara, Thomas, Anna, Daniel and Julia. He is also survived by his four siblings: Ronald Musser, Mildred Wimer, Barbara, wife of Donald Good; and John Musser; brother-in-law: Brad Eastman; and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Clark had many friends, dating back to his school days in Lancaster.

The Musser family expresses its great appreciation to Drs. Fred Saunders and Leon Kraybill, and caregivers at Luther Acres and Hospice and Community Care.

Clark’s memorial service was held Sept. 29 at The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Lancaster, with Rev. Glen Beard officiating. Interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made in Clark’s name to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or hospiceandcommunitycare.org.

The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Lancaster, handled the arrangements.Online condolences may be posted at thegroffs.com.

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