Gwendolyn R. Clark, 70, physical therapist

May 24, 2004

Gwendolyn R. Clark, a retired physical therapist, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 70 and lived in Towson.

A licensed physical therapist with a 43-year career, she taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore for five years before opening a practice in Essex in 1966 that she maintained through 1997. She continued to offer at-home therapy for another year.

Born in New Jersey, she received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a certificate in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, also in Richmond, in 1955.

She worked and studied in several places, including at the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio treatment, the New York State Rehabilitation Hospital in West Haverstraw and the California Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo before moving to Baltimore.

While in Baltimore, she helped raise her two godsons, Karl H. Utz of Baltimore and Kurt H. Utz of Fayetteville, N.C.

She was a former member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Towson.

She enjoyed reading.

In 1979, she received a Gold Salute Award from Channel 13.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Road, Middle River.

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