Eleanor Clark, retired teacher

Eleanor Nelson Clark, 92, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

She was born Jan. 7, 1920 in St. Regis Falls, N.Y., a daughter to the late Harry B. and Pearl Nelson. She was a graduate of Potsdam State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education.

Her career as an elementary school teacher began at the Potsdam Norman School as a master teacher specializing in reading. She then taught in Fort Covington, N.Y., the Conifer Union School in Conifer, N.Y., the Fulton School District ,and retired from the Phoenix Central School District in 1981.

She was a member of the Fulton Reading Circle, Fulton Women’s Club, the 1909 Shakespeare Club, the Oswego Valley Quilt Guild and the Fulton Historical Society. She was a member of the Fulton First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Glenn W. Clark of Bishop’s Commons, Oswego; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Barbara Clark of New Bern, N.C.; daughter, Susan C. Miller of Morristown, N.J.; grandson, Tyler M. (Gillian) Clark of Midlothian, Va.; granddaughter, Amanda C. (Dr. Daniel) Champey of New Bern, N.C.; and four great grandchildren, Declan R., Brycen E., Carter W. and Anna Barbara Champey.

A calling hour and services were held Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305 or the Friends of History in Fulton, 177 South First St., P.O. Box 157, Fulton, NY 13069.

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