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Clark Doyle Mittan

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Clark D. Mittan

Born 1.19.1939, he passed away 12.20.2010. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Charlotte and 4 children-Carol Bronson, Chris Krucelyak, Cheryl Smith and Clark Mittan and 3 sons-in law-Bryan Bronson , Steve Krucelyak and Bud Smith. He has 6 grandchildren-Donald Bronson, Carolyn Bronson, Kathryn Mittan, Allison Mittan, Stephen Krucelyak, and Mary Krucelyak. Clark has 2 surviving sisters-Norma Schulz, Anita Closson and her husband Roger Closson. He has one surviving brother-Ellis Mittan and his wife Ila Mittan.
Clark entered the Air Force in 1957 and served for 26 years retiring in 1983. He was transferred to Brooks where he did research work for NASA for their cabin gas mixtures, suit cooling systems, and isolation tests for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab Projects. In 1966 he transferred to Kadena AFB on Okinawa. After his tour on Okinawa he was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB where he designed a safety device to be used inside the chambers to prevent accidental disconnect of the head sets as small sparks can cause big disasters. While at Wright-Patterson he did several tours of duty-one to Rangoon, Burma where he found out he was the first American to lecture there since WWII.
In 1977 he went to his last duty station-Andrews AFB. Clark was the non-commissioned officer in charge of the altitude chamber and was also the superintendent of the instructors. Clark also worked with John Denver on the special “The Higher We Fly”. The special concentrated on space and air flight.
He was very proud of his service to his country. His distinctive accomplishments reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
In his retired years he was a self employed carpenter.
He will be very much missed by his family and friends.

Service for Master Sergeant, USAF, Clark Mittan (Retired) will be held on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Maryland. Interment will take place on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10 am at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.

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  1. sherry lehnen says:

    Carol and Family, sending my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers. May you find peace in knowing he is now in God’s kingdom. Sherry Lehnen(Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedics)

  2. Kris & Stacie Wood says:

    In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

  3. Greg and Michele Humphrey says:

    Bud and Cheryl, you and your family are in our prayers during this sad time.

  4. Norma Schulz says:

    Clark, I will always remember the great times we had the both times I was out to your place and especially the one on my birthday. Enjoyed being with you, Charlotte, and the family. Will always love you. Your Sister, Norma.

  5. Bonnie Winkler says:

    “God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered, ‘Come with Me.’ With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and watched him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we couldn’t make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating. Hard-working hands put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the Best.”
    My heart goes out to you and your family Char.
    Clark’s cousin Bonnie

  6. Carol Saniuk says:

    Charlotte & family,

    Sending love, hugs & prayers your way.

    Carol Saniuk & family

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