Carol R. Silkwood, 91, formerly of Bethesda, MD, died November 9, 2021 at Moravian Village of Bethlehem. She is the wife of Darold W. Silkwood. She was born in Racine, WI on Jan. 12, 1930 to the late Michael and Clare (Petersen) Schmahl. Carol worked for (ASHA) the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Rockville, MD, but her real passions were art, music, travel, and people. Working first in clay, then in watercolor, Carol produced numerous works of art capturing the beauty of the natural world. She loved big band, jazz, and classical music, but most of all she enjoyed listening to her husband play the oboe in bands and orchestras. After retiring from ASHA she and her husband traveled extensively in the US and abroad including shipping out on a freighter to Tahiti, the Marquesas, and Easter Island. Carol loved connecting with people, hearing their stories and sharing hers. Carol was a Unitarian Universalist and member of the Congregations in Bethesda and then Frederick MD where among other endeavors she oversaw exhibitions of local artists.
SURVIVORS: In addition to her husband of 69 years; daughter: Anne and son-in-law Pete Meltzer; grandchildren: Erica Meltzer and Tyler Meltzer; great grandchildren: Charles and Mila. Carol is predeceased by son: David Silkwood; sisters: Gloria Curvat and Mary Ann Runyan. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com
CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Moravian Village of Bethlehem, Health Care Center Fund, Attn.: S. Scholl, 561 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018".
Published by Morning Call from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2021.