Obituaries

Richard Clark, who survived the deaths in Jonestown by leading a group of 11 people out of the community on the morning of 18 November, died earlier this year. Rev. Clark, who was born in Mississippi, was 66.

Richard Janaro, who was on a Temple boat off the coast of Guyana at the time of the deaths in Jonestown, died earlier this year after a long illness. He was 83. He is survived by his wife, Claire, who arrived in Guyana for a family visit on November 18, even as the deaths were occurring in Jonestown. The Janaros’ two children – Mauri Kay, 15, and Darren Richard, 14 – died that day.

Fred Lewis, a San Francisco butcher who lost numerous relatives in Jonestown – including his wife, Doris, and seven children – died on May 14 after a long illness. His niece, Rev. Jynona Norwood, leads the annual memorial service at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland.

Last modified on March 15th, 2014.
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