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.
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I can only add to Carolyn's qualities that I mentioned in 2012. Carolyn was such a sweet person, I loved dancing and interacting with her. She was a delightful troupe member and accomplished dancer. Our main social interactions were New Years' Eve parties with the troupe . . . for some reason, she loved sharing the wine I would take. Carolyn, I miss you, and you have a special place in my heart.
Garry Karner
June 28, 2020
Dear Carolyn,

What a joy it was to dance with you, to travel with you, to sing with you, and to laugh with you. I am truly sorry you have gone, leaving further gaping holes in my heart. You were an incredible inspiration to us all for all sorts of reasons. Say hello to Luiza when you find her, OK?

Missing you Carolyn, I hope you have found peace.
Garry Karner
November 27, 2012
dear penny and family annie and I are sorry to hear of the passing of your sister always remember the good times the memories are yours foreverlove, annie and tosh
November 27, 2012
Penny, Charlie and Family. We were sorry to read of your sisters passing. Sounded like she was quite a lady. Please accept our prayers and condolences.
Lynn & Tom Howard
November 27, 2012
Sam and Family, We are sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. We're sure she is playing in the symphony in heaven. We are thinking of you during this time of loss.
Maureen Grazioso & Family
November 18, 2012
Penny and Charlie,
We are very sorry to hear about Carolyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Janet and Ed
November 17, 2012
Dear Carolyn,
Thank you for all the wonderful memories, great laughs, music, dance and fiddle playing we shared together. You were a very fond friend of mine. I miss you!
A last greeting from Lisa Rosell
Lisa Rosell
November 16, 2012
Penny and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time for the loss of your sister. She accomplished so many things in her short time here on earth. She is surely up in heaven, by your mother's side, looking down and feeling thankful for all of the love and security you all gave her while she was here.
Theresa Munro and Tom Maher
November 12, 2012
Penny and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carolyn demonstrated such eloquence and bravery. A gentle spirit like hers is truly unique and will be sorely missed.
Thinking of you,
Susan & Tom Higgins
November 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family during this sad time. We hope you find comfort in the many happy memories you have of Carolyn.
Sarah Fox
November 10, 2012
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