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Claire VerWys, 95 passed away on January 24, 2018. She was born in Union Hill, NJ.

In a world where women are fighting for equal pay and respect in the workplace, Claire was paving the way 70 years ago.
She graduated high school at 16. She was turned down by the Navy WAVES during WWII because she was too valuable at home,
working as a draftsperson for Western Electric to facilitate communication expansion in the US and in Europe.

After marrying Bart VerWys, they moved to Geneva, NY to own a dry cleaning business, after which they moved to Pomptom Lakes NJ,
and she worked for General Electric until having her second daughter, Susan. She raised her family in Oakland, NJ where she
was a stay at home Mom. When her children were out of grade school she chose to obtain an Associate's Degree from Ramapo
Community College and forged a career with Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals where she spent over ten years as an assistant engineer.

Upon retirement she and Bart moved to Timber Pines in Spring Hill, FL where they enjoyed many wonderful years with family and friends
golfing, traveling, and enjoying life. Claire and Bart were married for 65 years when he passed away at the age of 90. In order to be closer
to her daughter Susan, she moved to Vero Beach, FL.

Claire is survived by her loving daughters Susan England (Bill) and Karen Van Wyck (David) as well as her grandchildren Taylor, Katie, and
Kendra and great-grand children Mikey, Charlie Claire, Mikaela, Nathaniel and Carolyn. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.