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Donald and Kathryn Clark

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Donald Gould 'Don' Clark and Kathryn Porter 'Kay' Clark of Coatesville Donald Gould "Don" Clark, 82, and Kathryn Porter "Kay" Clark, 84, held hands as they entered heaven together on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honeybrook. Don was born in Scranton on May 23, 1930. He graduated from Temple University with his BS degree in pharmacy. He spent his entire career as a pharmaceutical representative for Merck & Co. He served his country in the Medical Corps of the Army Reserves and attained the rank of Major before he moved to the Retired Reserves Corps in 1969. Kay was born in Abington on March 28, 1928. She graduated from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing with a BSN and later completed her M.Ed. Kay was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Following her career as a nursing instructor in obstetrics at Lankenau Hospital, Kay worked as a school nurse in the Marple Newtown School District until her retirement. Kay and Don were married in 1956 and spent 34 years in Broomall before moving to Coatesville. While in Broomall, Kay and Don were both active in Scouting and were members of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. In 1995, they moved to Coatesville, where they became members of Hibernia United Methodist Church. While in Coatesville, Don remained active in Scouts and served on the Eagle Board of Review in the Horseshoe Trail Council. Kay became active in her Red Hats group. However, their roles as grandparents and great grandparents were the ones they most enjoyed. Kay and Don are survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Clark) Ricci, Downingtown and Kathy Clark Petersen, Laurel, Md. and their son, John Donald Clark, Bryn Mawr, eight adoring grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Kay and Don requested that donations be made in their memory to either of the following organizations: Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council, 1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087 (www.colbsa.org) and directed to Resica Falls Scout Reservation; or to The Interdenominational Young Peoples Conference, 51 Georgia Trail, Medford, NJ 08055 (www.IYPC.org). A Memorial Service to celebrate their lives will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, followed by a reception at Tel Hai Retirement Community Chapel, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, PA 19344; www.telhai.org.

Published in The Daily Local on Sept. 9, 2012
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