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Robert  Clark
Robert Clark

May 3, 1934 - September 10, 2019
Born in Newark, New Jersey
Resided in Newton, New Jersey


Robert Clark, 85, of Newton, died Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Born in Newark, Robert lived in Fair Lawn before moving to Newton in 1964. He graduated from Jersey City State Teachers College in 1957 with a BS in Education and subsequently received his Master's in Education Administration from Seton Hall University. He taught at Nutley Elementary School from 1957 to 1964, at which time he became the Principal of Sussex Elementary School. From 1977 until his retirement in 1989, Robert was the Superintendent of the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District in Wantage.

A former member of the Newton Zoning Board, Robert was also a former member of the Wallkill Valley Rotary Club and a former member of the Newton Board of Education, where he served for several terms. He enjoyed golf.

The son of the later Arthur U. and Katherine (nee Miller) Clark, Robert was also predeceased by three siblings, Gene Mazzei, Kathleen Masi and Richard Clark. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eileen M. Clark; two sons, Robert T. Clark and wife, Valerie, of Old Tappan, and David A. Clark and wife, Shannon, of Newton; and five grandchildren, Bridget, Corin, Alex, Kyle and Nicholas Clark. He is also survived by three sisters, Shirley Kahookele, Colleen Scheider and Patricia Bongo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, September 13, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum
Woodside Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, September 14, 2019

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