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John P. Clare

July 2, 1926 - October 21, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Music Teacher for the Wayne School System for almost 40 years


Service Date: October 24, 2017

In Lieu of Flowers: St. Jude Children's Hospital

Obituaries » John P. Clare

Dateline: Whippany

John P. Clare passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was 91.

John was born and raised in Utica, New York. He lived in Totowa and Wayne before moving to Whippany in 2001.

John served in the United States Army Air Force during World War from 1944 until before being honorably discharged in 1946.

He graduated from Syracuse University and went on to receive his Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

John was a Music Teacher for the Wayne School System for almost 40 years before retiring.

He was pre-deceased by his dear brother, Harry Clare.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Joan (nee-Kelly); his daughter, Judy Barrett and her husband, Paul of Honolulu, Hawaii; his son, Patrick and his wife, Ebanehita of Bloomfield; his step-sons: Gerald Hilden and his wife, Ana of Maplewood, Bill Hilden and his wife, Melissa of Hillsborough and Chris Hilden and his wife, Tracey of Florham Park; he is also survived by his 11 cherished grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 6:30p.m. on Tuesday Evening, October 24th 2017 at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. Cremation: Private. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 (Dept. 300), Memphis, TN 38148.