Janet S. Clark

March 24, 2024

Janet S Clark (age 90) of Williamsburg, Virginia died on March 24, 2024 after a lengthy illness.

A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Janet graduated from Trenton State Teacher’s College (now known as The College of New Jersey). She became an elementary school teacher and continued with her career until her marriage to Allan Clark, her husband for over 60 years. After raising her children, she returned to work as a special education teacher’s aide until her retirement, when she and Allan relocated to Williamsburg, VA. Janet really enjoyed reading (especially mysteries), averaging over 100 books per year. Music was also dear to her heart. She sang in church choirs and community choruses, went to many musicals on Broadway and at regional theaters as time and budget permitted and, most recently, became a staunch devotee of the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan.

After her retirement she became an avid quilter, concentrating on replicating quilts from the Civil War Era, and she fondly hosted monthly meetings of her “quilt sisters”. She loved vacationing on Long Beach Island at the Jersey Shore, just sitting on a porch in a rocking chair admiring the ocean views and enchanting sunsets. In Williamsburg, she was an enthusiastic attendee of the Town and Gown lunches and enjoyed the wide variety of classes presented by the Christopher Wren Society at the College of William and Mary.

Janet was an intelligent, warm, compassionate, and caring friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her husband Allan, her children David, Susan, and Kathy (Andy Peterson), numerous nieces and nephews and their families, and her many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to NYGASP (the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Society), Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven NJ, or a charity of your choice.


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