ABERDEEN- DURYAN SARA BHAGAT-CLARK passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 49.
Born in Hackensack, she resided in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA before moving to Aberdeen 18 years ago.
Duryan loved her family, friends, and members of her temple.
Duryan was a congregant and board member of Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, Director of Women of Temple Shalom and earned the Woman of Valor Award 2020.
Surviving are her loving husband of 21 years, Russel Alan Clark; daughter, Nansi Helena Clark; mother, Fay Ann Weinstein; father, Abbas K. Bhagat and his wife, Zulie; and brother, David Bhagat.
Funeral services will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 10:15AM at Temple Shalom in Aberdeen. The join the service via zoom, click link provided here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89324359400
Burial will be private.
Arrangements were entrusted to MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Cranbury Road at the corner of Evergreen Blvd, East Brunswick. To leave a message of condolence, please visit the 'Tributes' page.
I am deeply saddened to hear about Duryan’s passing. She was taken way too soon and had so much more to offer to this world. My sympathy and condolences to Russ, Nansi, her entire family, and all those who knew and loved her. May you find comfort and peace today, and during the times you miss her the most.
I had the great honor of working with Duryan when she was at Disney. She was a consummate professional who was extremely dedicated to her work. She always had a smile and positive attitude, even while sporting a leg brace in the heat of a Manhattan summer due to a moped accident in the Dominican. Duryan was a treasured colleague and I am so disheartened to learn of her passing. Wishing Duryan's family deepest condolences and strength in the days ahead.
My heart goes out to Duryan's family and loved ones. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
I had the privilege of working with Duryan for many years, and whenever I visited the NY office, she made me feel so welcome and special, never failing to come see me and always putting a smile on my face. Whenever we talked, she would tell me about Nansi's latest accomplishments. She was a proud and caring mother. Duryan was also a very smart businesswoman, and she always went out of her way to help and support the entire Scholastic family. I will cherish the page that she put together for my retirement book just one year ago. My thoughts are with the family she leaves behind, and I am thankful that our paths crossed in her all-too-short time here on this earth.
Through the years, Duryan became more than just a colleague to me, she was a trusted friend. I learned so much from her - both professionally as well as personally. She was an incredibly intelligent person, always so helpful, and we sat on many a committee together sharing insight and laughs. I will miss her terribly. I am so sorry that her light burned this short on earth - she was a force that I wish had stayed. I am blessed to have known her. May she rest in peace. May her family know she was just as amazing as they know she was. We all know.
Duryan was truly one of a kind. When I heard the news of her death, I was immediately transported back to sitting in her office (pre-renovation) where she would kindly explain in her booming voice why my p&l wasn’t working. Laughing loudly she would work with me to help me figure out a solution, she’d offer me a lollipop, she’d pause the meeting to take a call from Nansi and then she’d tell me some tidbit about her daughter and what she was reading and how proud she was of her. I remember how excited she was to work on a local Matawan event and to get copies of Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 there in time for it. Duryan was whip-smart, direct, kind, and full of life. She will be missed.
When I worked within a few cell blocks of Duryan at the Broadway office, she was my go-to person whenever I needed a good laugh or someone to commiserate with to make sense of the madness around us. She was one of a kind and I will always remember her. Sending love and hugs to her entire family.
I had the pleasure of working with Duryan at Scholastic for many years. She was always so helpful professionally, but also warm and friendly. I would often run into her on my commute. She was always so quick to greet people with a warm smile and a great laugh. She was so proud of her family and always had her priorities right. My heart goes out to her loving family. Duryan will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Duryan was an advocate for Scholastic Book Fairs and was considered to be part of the product team's family; she helped provide great books for thousands of kids. I will always remember and appreciate Duryan's generosity, big smile and great laugh.
I loved Duryan from the day I met her. I'm so sorry she didn't get to meet my horses in person. My love to you all. My heart breaks for you. She will never be forgotten.
I worked with Duryan at Scholastic for so many years. Her bright light and beautiful energy will always be so present in my memory. Sending sincere condolences. Judy Newman
My deepest condolences to the Bhagat-clark family for the loss of your beloved mother, wife, daughter / sister.
I am heartbroken by the passing of this lovely women! I met Duryan back in 2006 and had the privilege of working with her for the past 14 years; though our offices were in different counties we became fast friends and work besties.
A beautiful soul like her will be sorely missed; I can only wish she is in a place where there is no pain and suffering.