Obituary: South Orange Resident Tanya Gibson-Clark

by The Village Green
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Tanya Gibson-Clark

Tanya Gibson-Clark with husband Brian and sons Brendan and Quincy.

Tanya Gibson-Clark of South Orange passed away today. She is survived by her husband Brian Clark and sons Brendan and Quincy.

Gibson-Clark worked as an actress and dancer, at one point performing with Al Pacino in the Circle in the Square Theater’s 1992 production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome — a production attended by her future husband who wrote her a note after being enthralled by her presence and performance. (See The New York Times’ Vows column detailing their courtship here.)

She had just turned 55 on January 22.

Tributes are pouring in to Gibson-Clark’s Facebook page, where one friend called her “true artistic mentor and rare soul.”

Gibson-Clark had been battling a liver disorder.

There will be an hour-long service followed by a reception and celebration of Tanya Gibson-Clark’s life on Saturday, March 5, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maplewood Tennis Club, 489 Ridgewood, Road, Maplewood.

Parking is limited so guests are advised to arrive early.

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