August 19, 2018

Formerly of Middletown, NY

Cynthia "Cindy" Ann (Jorgensen) Clark passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 19, 2018 at age 62.

Raised in Middletown, NY, Cindy was an accomplished dancer, attending the prestigious School of American Ballet and North Carolina's School of Performing Arts before graduating from Middletown HS. After studying at Skidmore College, University of Florida and Rollins College, she earned a law degree at Albany Law School, serving as an Editor for Law Review. Cindy practiced corporate law with Windels, Marx in NYC and served as General Counsel for Christian Dior before choosing to stay home to raise her daughter, Caroline.

Cindy was exceptionally generous to friends, family, and even strangers, making friends with virtually anyone she met. Smart and athletic, she often claimed she didn't know how to play golf, tennis, ski or swim butterfly, before dropping the hammer. She spoke with her mom every day and was a best friend to many. Cindy loved to travel, visit family, and take beautiful photographs. She favored pastels, bright colors, convertibles, and Kentucky Derby-like hats. A diehard Yankees and Jets fan, at least half of her rooting life was fulfilled! Her daughter Caroline was her pride and joy, and she adored her grandchildren. Cindy spent several joyful days visiting her daughter's family, surrounded by love, just before she left us.

She is survived by her mother, Georgene Jorgensen of Pooler, GA; daughter, Caroline Sterkel and husband, Tyler, and their children: Brody, Madeleine, and Noah of Eagle, CO; brother, Bruce Jorgensen; sister, Jennifer (and Stephen) Dempsey of Mansfield, MA; brother John (and Lorene) Jorgensen of River Edge, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father, Aage Jorgensen.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wilmington, VT. Please wear bright colors and/or pastels in Cindy's honor.

Donations in Cindy's name, for a children's scholarship fund, may be sent to: School of American Ballet, Attn: Kristen McGuire, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10023.