PULIS--Carolyn, passed away at home on November 3 with loving family by her side. Her life of 61 years was greatly enriched by her love of music and dance. She earned a BA in Music Studies at Queens College. As a member of the George Tomov Dance Ensemble, she performed Balkan dances in Europe, Carnegie Hall and Riverside Church. She was passionate about Scandinavian music and dance and was a cherished member of that community in the US and in Sweden as both fiddler and dancer for over twenty-five years. She played violin in the orchestral program at the Diller-Quaile Music School. In spite of suffering a progressive debilitating illness over six years, she lived as fully as she could at each stage of her illness and was remarkable in ability to live in the moment. Her courage and determination inspired musicians to compose songs in her honor. She worked at the New York Philharmonic as Human Resources Administrator, and more recently, at Morgan Stanley as Executive Assistant until she became disabled. Spending time with family and friends brought love and joy to her life. Uniquely beautiful inside and out, her spirit of enthusiasm, generosity and devotion to those she loved will be deeply missed. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Plainview Reformed Church, 560 Bethpage Rd, Plainview, NY, 1pm November 17th, followed by a reception at her home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Fresh Air Fund or the Diller-Quaile Music School.
Published by New York Times on Nov. 10, 2012.