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Schenectady- Clara B. Sedgwick, a resident of the Ellis Residential Center, Schenectady, formerly of Schaffer Heights apartments left her earthly family to join her Heavenly family on March 20, 2009. Clara was born on June 1, 1914 in Cornwall Hollow, CT. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Gertrude (Merwin) Sedgwick. She graduated Pittsfield High School and Berkshire Business College. She worked 40 years for the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, MA; in Washington, DC and retired in 1977 after many years at the Knolls Atomic Laboratory in Niskayuna, NY. Clara was an active member and Past Matron of the Corlear Chapter of the Eastern Star and Geroge Hope Chapter. Clara was a member of Union Presbyterian Church of Schenectady for over fifty years. She served as a Deacon and was Secretary of the Women's Association. She also was a member of the Mission Committee, Associate Chair of the Church Bargain Sales and Secretary for Albany Presbytery Woman's Association. She was predeceased by her four brothers and two sisters; also by six nieces and two nephews. She is survived by six nephews and two nieces; David Shumway of New Hartford, NY; Thomas Sedgwick, Robert Sedgwick and Merwin Sedgwick of Dalton, MA; Allyn Hurlburt of Cornwall Hollow, CT; Philip Sedgwick of Tucson, AZ; Sharron Parzick of La Quinta, CA. and Pamela Penttila of Hubbardston, MA. Also surviving are numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, Cornwall Hollow, CT at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Clara's Life on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 1 PM at Union Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ruth Kuo officiating. For those who wish to make a donation in Clara's memory, please consider the Union Presbyterian Church, 1068 Park Avenue, Schenectady, NY. 12308.
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