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Former Clarke Principal Dr. Albert Renken Dies

Visiting hours are from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Dr. Albert Renken, the former principal at , Freeport High School and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, died on Wednesday, according to Newsday.

Renken, of Freeport, is survived by his wife, Rosine, his children Robert, Cheryl Dorfman and Bruce, as well as nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

His reposing will be held at Hungerford & Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Freeport. Visiting hours are Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday at Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church. The burial will follow at St. Charles Cementary in Farmingdale.

"My condolences to the Renken family," Ellen Delisio, a 1978 Clarke grad, wrote on Newsday's guest book. "Dr. Renken devoted his life to education and touched the lives of many students."

East Meadow School District officials did not immediately return calls for comment on Renken's passing. 

What are your memories of Dr. Renken? Tell us in the comments.

Jennifer Lebow-Mergentheimer December 22, 2012 at 08:52 PM
So sad to hear this. He retired the same year I graduated from Clarke (1993).
Robin Meyer March 20, 2014 at 09:14 PM
I remember Dr. Renken as a genuine kind and learned man. I am so shocked at his passing. I was a WTClarke student 1973. My condolences to the Renken family.

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