Carol Louise Greenwald, 93, of Heritage Village Retirement Campus in Gerry, N.Y., formerly of East Randolph, N.Y., and Kiantone, N.Y., went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Dec. 29, 2013.
She was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of George and Mary Ketchum Ford.
Carol attended school in Jamestown, N.Y., New York City, and graduated high school in Elkhart, Ind. She then returned to Jamestown and later married C. Edward Greenwald, also from Jamestown.
At age 42, she entered the Jamestown General Hospital School of practical nursing, and upon graduation was employed in the pediatric unit, which she enjoyed immensely.
For a number of years, while her husband and two boys were on vacation fishing, she would be seen in the boat with them, with her knitting bag, yarn and large knitting needles working on a sweater or afghan.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Stillwater United Methodist Church, East Randolph United Methodist Church, and lately Gerry United Methodist Church. Throughout these years, she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school classes, and was an active member of United Methodist Women, serving as president or vice president for more than 30 years, either at the local church or at the district level.
Carol is survived by three children: Donna (Earl) Brady of Nashville, N.C., Brian (Nancy) Greenwald of Lakewood, N.Y., and Gary (Christine) Greenwald of Dahlonega, Ga. She is also survived by her brother, Marvin Ford of Wilmington, Del; 10 grandchildren: Ron, Rick, and Russell Brady, Joanne Nelson, Janis Holland, Philip and Peter Greenwald, Katie Reid, Adam Greenwald and Amy Langworthy; 26 great grandchildren; and 11 greatgreatgrandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Edward Greenwald, on March 29, 1991; an infant daughter, Mary; and her brother, the Rev. Robert Ford.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Lind Funeral Home. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 46 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Gerry United Methodist Church, 4435 Route 60, P.O. Box 187, Gerry, NY 14740 or Heritage Village Retirement Home, 4600 Route 60, P.O. Box 350, Gerry, NY 14740.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Carol at www.lindfuneralhome.com.