Charles L. Park, 88, of Marlborough

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Marlborough – Charles L. Park, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Marjorie (Ordway) Park, to whom he was married for 61 years.

He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Walter and Beryl (Hodgkins) Park and lived here all of his life.

Mr. Park graduated from Worcester Boy’s Trade School in 1947.

Mr. Park was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served two years with the First Battalion, 279th Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division and earned the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB). He was a longtime member of the 279th Infantry Association.

Mr. Park worked as a book binder for the former Dura Book Binding in Marlborough for thirty years.   After retirement he and his wife wintered in Florida for thirty two years, most of which were spent at La Casa Del Sol in Davenport Fla.  After retirement Mr. Park belonged to the Cultivated Blueberry Association, growing and selling blueberries at local farmers’ markets for ten years and the American Rhododendron Association.

For 29 years, Mr. Park was a member of United Brethren Lodge AF & AM, the Boston and Worcester Valley of the Scottish Rite and the Aleppo Shrine.

In his younger years Mr. Park and his wife raised and showed Wirefox Terriers.

Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Charles “Larry” Park and his wife Kathleen of Marlborough; a brother, Robert Park of Westborough; and a grandchild, Lindsay Park.

His funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m., in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery of Marlborough. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-8:00 p.m.