DOVER- Cynthia “Cindy” Ann (Jorgensen) Clark, 62, beloved mother, daughter, and sister, died peacefully in her sleep on August 19.
Growing up in Middletown, NY, Mrs. Clark was an accomplished ballet dancer, attending the prestigious School of American Ballet and North Carolina’s School of Performing Arts before graduating from Middletown High School.
After studying at Skidmore College, University of Florida, and earning her BA from Rollins College in Florida, she attended Albany Law School, serving as an editor for the Albany Law Review. Mrs. Clark practiced corporate law with Windels, Marx, Davies, & Ives in New York City, and served as general counsel for Christian Dior before choosing to stay home to raise her daughter Caroline. In her adult years, she resided in Ridgewood, NJ, West Dover, and Scottsdale, AZ.
Mrs. Clark was a very giving and loving person to friends, family, and even strangers throughout her life. She made friends with virtually anyone she met. She was smart, athletic, and a master of games of all kinds, often claiming she didn’t know how to play golf or tennis, ski, swim butterfly, or play pool or foosball, before dropping the hammer. She spoke with her mother every day and was a best friend to many. She loved to travel, especially to Europe (she attended several different Olympic Games), and visiting her family. She took beautiful photographs and loved pastels, bright colors, convertibles, and Kentucky Derby-like hats. Mrs. Clark was a die-hard Yankees and Jets fan, so at least half of her rooting life was fulfilled.
She adored her daughter, Caroline, who was her pride and joy, and loved nothing more than doting on her grandchildren. Her last weekend here, she spent several joyful days visiting her daughter’s family, surrounded by love, and she could not have been happier.
Mrs. Clark is survived by her mother Georgene Jorgensen, of Pooler, GA; her daughter Caroline Sterkel and husband Tyler, and their children Brody, Madeleine, and Noah, of Eagle, CO; brother Bruce Jorgensen; sister Jennifer Dempsey and husband Stephen, of Mansfield, MA; brother John Jorgensen and wife Lorene, of River Edge, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Aage Jorgensen.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 96 East Main Street, Wilmington, on Saturday, October 20, at 1 pm.
Guests are encouraged to wear bright colors or pastels in her honor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to School of American Ballet, Attn: Kristen McGuire, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10023.
All donations in her name will go toward a children’s scholarship fund.