Patricia L. Clark

Patricia Clark, 88, formerly of Highland Avenue, died peacefully on October 14, 2011, at the Jameson Care Center.

Pat was born in New Castle to the late James Francis Loy and Clara Blews, on May 27, 1923. She graduated from New Castle High School. She married Frank M. Clark on March 14, 1941, and lived for the next thirty years in Bessemer and Washington D.C.

Pat was active in Girl Scouts for 25 years. She was a member of Wimodausis and the Congressional Club. Pat's special concern was the alcohol and drug program in New Castle and she volunteered at Drug and Alcohol Community Treatment Services. She also served two terms on the Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission.

Pat also had the honor, in 1967, of christening the US Coast Guard ship Steadfast.

Pat was a long time member of the New Castle Playhouse. She served as President of the Playhouse for six years overseeing the purchase and renovation of the old State Theater. For her work at the Playhouse, she received the Volunteer in the Arts Award from Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation and WQED FM.

Pat was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as Deacon, Elder and Chairman of the Needle Workers.

Pat was also a former employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

She is survived by two sons, Frank, Jr. and Kelly Clark both of Massachusetts, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her sisters Shirley Wimer and Myrna Hoyland both of New Castle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Loy Lucas.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 29 at 2 pm. And will be conducted by Rev. Nathan Loudon, pastor. In lieu of flowers, Pat's wish was that donations be made to the New Castle Playhouse, 202 East Long Avenue, New Castle PA 16101.

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