Carol Celeste McKay Barth of Baltimore, Md. passed away on September 20, 2021 after a three-year battle with cancer.
Born in 1956, Carol attended Rogers Forge Elementary School, Friends School and the Baltimore Experimental High School.
Carol worked at the Baltimore City Zoo from 1974 to 1985 where she rose to Senior Keeper. After leaving the Zoo Carol gravitated toward helping people, and soon was on the path to becoming a nurse. While studying, she worked at the Goucher Stables. In 1994 she completed her nursing degree at Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. That same year she began a job at Autumn Lake at Riverview in Essex, where she stayed for 27 years, becoming Assistant Director of Nursing.
A great fan of English dramas, she hiked across England's countryside-one trip among many for this veteran traveler.
She married Paul Michael Barth in 1986. Six years later their son, Michael James Barth was born.
Described as her family's "rock," Carol is mourned by her husband and son, as well as her sister, Penelope Kelley, brother, James H. McKay (to whom she donated a kidney in 1999), and her many relatives and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Carol's rich and varied life will be held at the Lake Pavillion at Oregon Ridge on October 17 at 1:30pm, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Published by Baltimore Sun from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2021.