OBITUARY

Carol A. Walczyk

August 24, 1939April 8, 2018
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Carol A. Walczyk, of Port Charlotte, FL., formerly of Babylon, N.Y. passed away on April 8, 2018. Loving wife of the late Robert Walczyk. Devoted mother of Richard (CeCe), Christine Hammond (Robert) and the late Robert. Cherished grandmother of Laurin, Rickie and Zachary. Friends may visit at the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home, 448 West Main Street, Babylon, Thursday April 12th 5p.m - 8p.m. Funeral service on Friday, April 13th at 11 a.m. Internment Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York.

Services

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  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018

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  • Interment
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Kelly and Joe King

April 11, 2018

Our prayers are with you all. Carol will be missed dearly. She was the most loving and caring person. She would do anything for you if you asked. Rest in peace.

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Joey, Kelly and kids

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Biography

If anyone ever really cared for others it would have to be Carol Walczyk. She was a warm-hearted and well-liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Carol was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Carol was born in Flushing Hospital in Queens, NY. She was the daughter of William and Eleanor. Carol had one brother, Bill. They were raised in Jamaica, Queens. During her childhood Carol learned to be reliable and respectful. Carol was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Carol's personality throughout her life.

      As a young girl, Carol had a number of interests and was an active child. Carol took part in basketball. She was also active in Girl Scouts.

      For Carol, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. In her 8th grade Home Economics class, Carol made her own graduation dress. She was also adept at details. Carol was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from PS 109 Jamaica High School in 1957. Carol enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. She recieved a High School Perfect Attendance Award for all four years. Carol was the first in her family to graduate High School.

      There are a few things that all of Carol's friends knew and will still remember. She was dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Carol was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Carol was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Carol was often the person who would organize events. When Carol made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. She became best friends with Marie Martucci who lived directly across the street from her. They were such close friends that Carol even borrowed Marie's wedding dress.

      Carol was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated warmth to those around her. Carol cared about what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On April 16, 1966 Carol married Robert Walczyk at St. Kevin's Church in Flushing, N.Y. Compassionate and devoted, Carol worked hard to make her new partner in life happy.

      Harmony was important to Carol and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Carol was blessed with twin boys, Robert and Richard, and one daughter, Christine. She was also blessed with three grandchildren, Laurin, Rickie and Zachary. Carol was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Carol was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Carol would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Carol, and she expected the same from those around her. Carol was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. She was employed by the New York Telephone Company. Carol had the honor of working one year at the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadow Park. One of her jobs was explaining that man-made crystals had a dramatic impact on miniaturization of electronic equipment used in satelites and computers. She was very proud of being a part of this momentous event. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Carol enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were spending time with her grandchildren, growing orchids, crocheting and reading.

     Her keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Carol to become actively involved in community organizations. Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Carol did her fair share of volunteer work. And she wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. In high school, Carol was a Girl Scout leader and Sunday School teacher. She also sang in the Queens Baptist Church Choir. Later on, Carol was an active member of the P.T. A., an avid volunteer and crocheted scarves and hats for the needy and sick.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Carol well. Faith was important to her. She was a member of Queens Baptist Church until 1966. During that time, she was a Sunday School teacher, a Vacation Bible School teacher and sang in the choir. Later in life, Carol attended Long Hill Baptist Church in Trumbull, CT. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      When it came to vacations, Carol rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included camping with her family as a child and vacationing in Florida.

      Carol passed away unexpectedly on April 8, 2018 at Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida. She was survived by her son Richard and daughter Christine; her grandchildren Laurin, Rickie and Zachary. Services were held at Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home. Carol was laid to rest in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, N. Y.

      Carol could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Carol was a down to earth person, outgoing and fun. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so generous, understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Carol Walczyk.