STOCKTON SPRINGS — Ann R. Clark passed away suddenly July 22, 2021. She was born May 12, 1954, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Jack H. and Sylvia V. Fruchter, both of whom predeceased her.

While at Boston University she met her future husband, David E. Clark, and graduated in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in special education and a minor in elementary education. In 1978 she moved to Maine to be with her husband. After teaching at the Multiple Handicapped Center of Penobscot Valley, the Elizabeth Levinson Center, and the Cerebral Palsy School, all in Bangor, she took a position at the Peirce School in Belfast in 1984. Besides teaching, she conducted workshops on sign language, language development and behavior modification techniques.

Later she moved to Belfast Area High School, where she taught special education for over 30 years. During this time, she received her master’s degree in education, concentrating in severe and profound intellectual disability, at the University of Maine.

Ann loved needlepoint and her pets and she was very passionate about her house plants — she had a very green thumb. Every fall she enjoyed canning the many vegetables that her husband provided her from their outdoor garden.

She is survived by her husband and her sisters, Linda Fruchter of Philadelphia and Susan Fruchter, of Toronto, Canada. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Michael A. Clark, his wife, Mary, and family; sister-in-law Christine Cavanagh, her husband, Stephen, and family; and  sister-in-law Suzanne Clark. Viewing will be held at the Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, Tuesday, July 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow from 6 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at mitchelltweedie-young.com.

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