Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh May 10, 1972 - July 27, 2014 - SAVANNAH - Carlyle Dorroh died peacefully at home in Savannah, Georgia. She was a brave cancer warrior, a dedicated teacher, a willing volunteer, a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend who packed a lot of loving and living into her short life. Those who knew Carlyle often commented on her enthusiasm, her generous spirit, and especially her extraordinary smile. Carlyle grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended Ravenscroft School and Needham Broughton HS before graduating from Saint Mary's School, where she served as day student president and earned the first honors diploma ever given. She continued her education at Smith College, where she majored in developmental psychology, was elected to the honorary psychology society and quoted on the front page of a 1994 New York Times article on the benefits of attending a women's college. She furthered her lifelong love of children by spending her college afternoons running an after school program for Hispanic children. Two of her college summers were spent volunteering at St. Jude's Ranch in Boulder City, NV, where she pioneered a swim team to give the resident abandoned children needed physical exercise and raise their self-esteem. Following college, she joined Teach for America, where she was assigned to teach special needs students at Ingram-Pye Elementary School in Macon, GA. Her efforts were highlighted in the September 1995 issue of Southern Living magazine. In her limited spare time, she worked on and received a Master's degree from Georgia College in teaching special needs students. While in Macon, Carlyle rescued an abused puppy, which provided the introduction to her future husband on the Mercer University Law School lawn. She and William Dorroh were married in Tarpon Springs, FL in 1999. There she founded and ran the All Saints' Episcopal Church preschool. Following a move to Nashville, TN and then to Savannah, GA she devoted herself to raising their growing family, somehow finding the time to teach music and become a marathon runner. Carlyle is survived by her beloved husband, William Gayle Dorroh III of Savannah; their son, William Gayle Dorroh IV (11); two daughters, Charlotte Hartshorn Dorroh (9) and Campbell Wyss Dorroh (5); her parents, Jennette Hartshorn Campbell Skinner and Robert Beverley Herbert, Jr; sister, Catherine Deming Herbert (Dominic Wade) Bristol, England; stepsister, Harriet McLeod Skinner, Raleigh; stepbrother, William Pailin Skinner III (Jolie) Raleigh; aunt, Joanna Campbell Dellenbaugh (Geoffrey) Glastonbury CT; two uncles, James Stewart Campbell (Dianne) Pfafftown, NC and Crawford Cowles Campbell (Robin) Windham NH; mother-in law, Margaret Wyss Dorroh of Savannah; sister-in-law, Rebecca Dorroh Deedrick (John) Tampa FL; nephew, John Tyler Deedrick Tampa FL; niece, Mary Margaret Deedrick Tampa FL, numerous cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her cousin and godmother, Charlotte Janssen Hartshorn; father-in-law, William Gayle Dorroh II; and stepfather, William Pailin Skinner, Jr. The family would like to thank the medical personnel and friends who supported Carlyle in so many kind ways during her illness, always including her in their love and prayers. Funeral service 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitefield Avenue, Savannah GA 31406. Reception to follow at the church. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, Carlyle asked that donations be made to the Wunderglo Foundation for colorectal cancer research, 3260 Bennett Drive, Los Angeles CA 90068, www.thewunderproject.org
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Published by Savannah Morning News from Jul. 29 to Jul. 30, 2014.