Jane Alice Adams-Clarke, 89, formerly of Germantown, a genealogist who was a former president of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, died May 3 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at Seacrest Village in Little Egg Harbor, N.J.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Adams-Clarke was honorary president of the Genealogical Society, which she had served as president from 1991 to 1995 and as executive director from 1995 to 1997. She carried out international research for the society and was named a fellow of the PGS in 1997.
Earlier she had served as an administrative assistant to former Pennsylvania Lt. Govs. Raymond P. Shafer and Raymond J. Broderick. She also had been an executive secretary to Judge Nicholas Cipriani of Philadelphia’s Family Court.
Mrs. Adams-Clarke and her husband, the late Lt. Peter J. Clarke, USN, grew up together as neighbors in the Blue Bell Hill section of Germantown, where she remained a resident until moving to New Jersey in 2007.
She was a graduate of Olney High School and Pierce Business College.
She is survived by sisters Mary Louise Adams and Nancy Lingard Adams.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Wayside Chapel, 1157 Horsham Rd., in Ambler, with interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Genealogical Society of America, c/o Joyce Holman, 2207 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. – WF