Carol R. Silkwood
Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. - Hellertown
326 Main St
Hellertown, PA
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:

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.
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Dear Darold, I hope you remember your old friends from River Road and the Welcoming Congregation committee. We were sad to learn that Carol has left this life -- she had been very much on my mind these last two weeks for reasons unknown to me. How wonderful that you two had 69 years together. Sam joins me in sending you and your daughter Anne and family our sympathy for your loss. Gail
Gail Henry & Sam Francis
December 4, 2021
Dear Darold, we are so very sorry for your loss. She was a fine person, and certainly a huge figure in UUCF´s art gallery (and my career in particular). We have missed you both, and will see you "on down the road, " as they say. Meanwhile, we send love and our deepest sympathies. Barbara&Tibby
Barbara Kenny & Tibby Middleton
November 26, 2021
Dear Anne and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Valerie Stumer-Heller
Valerie J StumerHeller
November 19, 2021
It is with a sad heart that I read of Carol's passing. What a lovely lady. She and Darold to the movies together before the pandemic. They never left the room without thanking me for taking care of the movies. I loved listening to them talk, Darold would not want to stay for a particular movie and she would finally talk him into it. The pandemic sure changed our livesI. I have not seen them in over a year, but I still feel I have lost a dear friend. God's blessings on Darold and the family.
Miriam Devey
November 19, 2021
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