Charlotte L. Clark
1940 - 2021
BORN
1940
DIED
2021
A memorial service and gathering will be held 1pm Sat. Oct. 16 for Charlotte L. Clark, who passed away peacefully in her Jamaica, Queens apartment on Oct. 2, 2021 at the age of 81.

The church - Hollis Woods Memorial, at 82-06 Bell Blvd. - will be well ventilated, but C-19 vaccination and masks are encouraged. Her cremains will be present along with pictures from her life.

Charlotte was born the daughter of Robert Sands Clark and Margaret Flick Clark in Jamaica, Queens. She earned her bachelors degree at Simpson College in Iowa, and then returned to N.Y. for her masters at C.W. Post to become a children's librarian with the Queens Public Library system. She was beloved by co-workers and children alike, and worked at many branches over her long career. She continued volunteering with QPL even after her retirement.

Charlotte also connected deeply with other community involvements - engaging in various roles through the years with her church: The Temple of New Beginnings Christian Center, as well as with her book club. And most buoying in her later years was the camaraderie and caring she found with her community neighbors where she'd resided for 50 years.

Charlotte was generous hearted and worldly minded, loved history and family ancestry, books, children, and cats, although she never had either of the latter two. She also enjoyed watching Mets games - a passion she shared with her late younger brother Robert B. Clark.

She is survived by her nieces: Carla M. Clark of Tucson, Arizona, and Annette A. Kimball of Hancock, New Hampshire. Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the Queens Public Library, The International Children's Fund, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or any charity of your choosing especially helping children or animals.
Published by Daily News on Oct. 10, 2021.
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16
Memorial service
1:00p.m.
Hollis Woods Memorial
82-06 Bell Blvd, NY
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I'll miss talking with my neighbor and fellow Mets fan May she find peace and joy in her new home.
Peg Shannon
October 18, 2021
We remember Charlotte Clark who joined the rest of her ancestors on October 2, 2021. Vai con Dio, Auntie Char. You and I sang Amazing Grace when MOM Clark died and it remains the song we share....Sing it for you now...Go in peace...memories remain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obp-9BEZe1c
MATILDA VIRGILIO CLARK
October 16, 2021
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:05:53 AM EDT Subject: Charlotte I have known Charlotte and her mom, dad, and brother for many years. we met in high school and although she went on to a private school, we remained friends. we both enjoyed movies and the two of us went on our first trip abroad to England in '69. It is difficult losing a friend of many years but I thank God our path crossed. My condolences to the family. She loved all of you. Carole J. Witkowski
Carol Witowski
October 16, 2021
With the fondest memories of your great friendship to my mother and myself and all those who knew you. You stay with us always.
Eluned Schweitzer
October 10, 2021
Thank you for letting me know. Charlote and I went to Simpson together. Charlotte introduced me to the lady who ran the music store where I bought all of my music while at Simpson. (I was a voice major). I have notified the Alumni Association of her passing and included a link to her obituary. Charlotte and I used to go to visit her grandmother for tea and talk, then go to explore in the music shop there in Des Moines. We re-connected through Facebook and enjoyed talking about cats and books. She will be sorely missed. Thank you for letting me know.
Kathryn Pegelow
School
October 10, 2021
Miss Clark was my favorite librarian growing up and I looked forward to seeing her on our frequent trips to the library. I credit her with showing me the vast worlds that reading opens and for that I am so grateful. We kept in touch by letter each year at Christmas and I always looked forward to her card. I will miss her. She was a true blessing to this world.
Claudine Bolivar
Friend
October 9, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. I met Charlotte very early on in my own career at Queens Library, and our professional paths crossed many times over the years. I always knew her to be kind, sweet, warm, intelligent, encouraging, and possessed of a good sense of humor. I'm certain she will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know and work with her.
Carol Goldman
October 9, 2021
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