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1/22/2022 - Supervisor Smyth, Huntington Town Board Issue United Statement Mourning the Loss of Huntington Resident, NHL Legend & Philanthropist Clark Gillies

Huntington Town Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth, Councilman Eugene Cook, Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Councilman Dr. Dave Bennardo, and Councilman Salvatore Ferro issued a joint statement Saturday, January 22 on the death of Greenlawn resident and hockey legend Clark Gillies, who passed away on Friday. 


“The Town of Huntington mourns the loss of Clark Gillies. He was a pillar of our community and a giant in the sporting world. His ice hockey career is legendary, eclipsed only by the great work he did after he hung up his skates. Clark always ensured that the spotlight reflected off of him onto a variety of worthy causes, including a new pediatric wing at Huntington Hospital. 


“His larger-than-life personality made him a great master of ceremonies at countless dinners. He made everyone comfortable (only Clark could tell a joke about snails…). 


“Our hearts and thoughts are with his wife Pam and his family. Clark will be sorely missed by his friends, the sporting world, and our community at-large.”