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Dorothy J. (Randall) Clinch, 90

April 21, 2012

Dorothy J. (Randall) Clinch, 90, peacefully passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Meadow Lakes Healthcare Center in East Windsor, N.J.

 She was born in Winslow, and after graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1940, she graduated from DuBois Business College. She also graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York, where she worked as a fashion model.

Mrs. Clinch left for Portland, Ore., where she was employed as a legal secretary in a procurement agency for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She returned home due to her father’s illness, after which she was employed as an executive secretary at Owens Illinois Glass Plant in Clarion. 

She worked there until she married her high school sweetheart, Charles A. Clinch Jr. in 1947 when he returned from the war. They had six children, and Mrs. Clinch became a full-time homemaker. 

She was a devout Catholic and instilled the Church’s teachings in her children.

Surviving relatives include her children, Alice and Jerry Barnhill of Arlington, Texas, Elizabeth and James V. Solomos of West Windsor, N.J., Carol and Thomas Salva of North Brunswick, N.J., Dorette and Richard Thompson of Rockwall, Texas, Drs. Charles R. and Joanne Clinch of Winston Salem, N.C., and Coyne Clinch of Middletown, N.J.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She will be dearly missed by all, including her three surviving Clinch sisters-in-law, Elaine, Beatrice and Alice; and all her nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick, N.J.

A funeral service will be held 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick. 

Burial will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.

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