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Joan Mae Clark


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Joan Mae Clark Obituary
Joan Mae Clark

AGE: 78 • Forked River

Joan Mae (Ryan) Clark 78 of Forked River passed away Saturday November 26, 2016

Joan Mae was born Feb 15, 1938 in Newark and was the oldest of 6 children born to Matthew and Cathrine (Bunny) Ryan of Pompton Plains N.J. and where she met her husband of 45 yrs Richard (Dick) Clark, they married January 11, 1958 a couple years after both graduating Butler High School and started a family having two daughters Robin Joan and Kimberley Ann. They raised their family in Manalapan before moving to Forked River in 1984.

As well a being the Brownie & Girl Scout Leader when the girls were young Joan started working for the Monmouth County Association for Retarded Children in 1972, it was there that she played a very active role in forming the Teachers Union in the late 70's It was one of her most proudest accomplishments, after moving to Forked River she then volunteered at Providence House in Toms River.

Joanie loved bowling, shuffle board and living on the water and was the happiest spending time with family and friends, always opening her heart and home to everyone. She was a member of the Women's Aux at the VFW 953 and a member of the Moose Lodge 1907.

Joan was predeceased by her husband Dick Clark of 45 yrs in 2003 and her grandson Shane Patrick Barnard in 1996. She leaves behind her daughters Robin Lucas and Kimberley Casey and her son-in-law John Casey, five grandchildren Rhiannon Mindas, Timothy Lucas, Ryan Barnard, Kristian Barnard, Shae Barnard and four great grandchildren Aiden, Addison, Peyton & Reagan Mindas. In her final years she spent joyous time with her companion of many years Harry Kugel.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9 (aka 130 North Main St.) Forked River, NJ 08731. Entombment shall follow at Whiting Memorial Park, Whiting, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the , 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053, www.alz.orgnj, in Joan's memory.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 28, 2016
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