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.