Dale B. Clark
June 30, 1934 – October 23, 2015
Dale B. Clark passed away at home, surrounded by her family on October 23, 2015. Dale was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Marple Newtown High School in 1952. She participated in many activities including lacrosse, cheerleading, and as a result of her self taught seamstress skills, she was voted best dressed.
Dale was a resident of Newark for 55 years. Throughout this time, Dale worked as a New Castle County crossing guard, a doctor’s office assistant, and created a successful sewing business that she ran until she retired at the age of 75.
Her favorite activities included reading mysteries, watching golf, tennis, football, and baseball on TV with her husband. She was an avid University of Delaware fan and season ticket holder for over 40 years. Dale was a spirited, independent and giving person. She rode in the Bike to the Bay for MS until the age of 65 and inspired her children and grandchildren to ride with her. She was very active and enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Newark Senior Center, and participating in the water aerobics classes. More than anything, Dale loved spending time with her family at her favorite place in the world, Lewes Beach.
In addition to her parents, Dale was preceded in death by her sister, Kay Dagney. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Charles A. Clark; children, Steve Clark (Lynette) of Golden, CO, Diana Padham (Steve) of Elkton, MD, Karen Russo (Arnold) of Elkton, MD, Richard Clark (Maureen) of Elkton, MD and Elizabeth Buckingham (Roland) of Lewes, DE; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, October 29, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow at 1:30 pm in Edgewood Memorial Park, 800 Baltimore Pike, Glenn Mills, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dale’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806.