Brooks Alexander Clark, of Buxton, beloved husband, brother, cousin, uncle, teacher, coach and mentor, passed away on September 7, 2019 at Maine Medical Center after suffering a brief illness. He was 62. He was born in LaGrange, Ill., the son of the late Stanley Jr., and Charlon (Cairns) Clark. A graduate of Trinity-Pawling School, Brooks then earned his English degree from the University of Maine in 1983. He grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, and spent summers fishing and boating in and around Ocean Point, Maine, which gave him a love for his adopted state.
Brooks brought his considerable talents, boundless energy, and raucous laugh to Bonny Eagle High School (BEHS) in the fall of 1991. He taught all levels of classes, coached multiple sports, and educated and inspired children and eventually their children in his 28 years there.
After several years as an assistant wrestling coach, Brooks took over the reins as head coach of this storied program in 1996. During his tenure as head coach he led the team to one state championship and coached 12 BEHS wrestlers to individual state championships.
He was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Bayard Clark, in 2010. Brooks is survived by his beloved wife, Tina (Pelletier) Clark of Buxton; their son/nephew, Andrew Clark; sister, Cathryn (Catie) Salmon, her husband, Michael, and his niece, Charlotte, of Gloucester, Mass., and many special cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm, at Bonny Eagle High School Gymnasium, 700 Saco Road, Standish.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brooks A. Clark Memorial Fund, which will benefit students pursuing careers in education. Contributions may be mailed to Bonny Eagle High School/Brooks A. Clark Scholarship Fund, 700 Saco Road, Standish, ME 04084.