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Dale B. Clark  

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.

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  1. Leslie Ingram, October 26, 2015

    Deepest condolences. I will remember Dale as the vibrant person that she was.

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  2. Anne Groo, October 27, 2015

    I had the pleasure of meeting Dale at the Newark Senior Center. We initially hit off when it was discovered that we both had a giant “L” (for Lewes Beach) on our cars. From there, we progressed to discussing the routines in the Aquacise class we attended to the latest mystery novel to our children to our grandchildren’s activities. She was always up for going out to breakfast or to the British Tea Room. She was generous and kind in thought, word, and deed. I have missed her being at the pool for the past year but feel blessed to have known her.

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  3. Rose Dagg, October 27, 2015

    So sorry for the Loss of your Mom! She was a great friend to me and my family! I loved her as if she was my mom. She was the kindest person I know, always doing something at her house or riding her bike!
    I just loved to sit down with her and talk. She will be missed!
    Love you Mrs. Clark!

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  4. Barbara Kelly, October 28, 2015

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I was truly saddened to read the news. I last spoke with Dale a few months ago. I have so many fond memories of our times together. And all of our talks at her kitchen table and even relaxing on rafts in the Bay. What a beautiful lady! I will see you all on Thursday. My love to each of you.

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  5. Currine, October 29, 2015

    To the Clark Family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. She sounded like such an amazing person who accomplished a lot and was an inspiration for many. During this difficult time, the Scripture at Revelation 21:3, 4 may bring you much comfort. In those verses, it speaks of a time when the God of comfort will rid the earth of death, mourning, and tears. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  6. Tony DiBuo, February 6, 2016

    To the Clark family,
    I just found out today about the passing of your mother . I was truly blessed to have know her and all of the Clark family. I am very sad for all of you. I saw her a few years ago in Lewes and we talked a little about the past. She without a doubt was a great mother and wife! Not only was she a great mother I know she was your best friend! She also was my surrogate mother for a short time during my youth and I will never forget all the good things she did for me during those times! I will always remember the great meals she invited me to at your home , She was a great cook! Still have not had roast beef as good as hers. I will always remember her love for her family, I had not seen anything like it before! You have lost a truly great person and you have my deepest sympathy .

    My warmest regards to all of you,
    Tony DiBuo

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