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Carol J Altman

October 19, 1943 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Carol Altman Obituary


Our mother Carol left this world at 80 years young on Monday, November 27, 2023. 

As most know a battle against pancreatic cancer is likely never won, but Carol stared down the barrel with unwavering courage. 

Before my mother passed away I asked her “what was your best childhood memory” she responded that living in the little White House with all the open land made me feel so free….I know what expanse of land she was referring, and I can imagine as a child the amazing feeling of nature.

Those who knew our mother will hopefully smile while reading this, maybe even whisper “that’s right!”  Carol’s   personality was by all accounts bold.  A strong work ethic fostered by her parents John and Mary Urbancic. Two sisters, Joan (Walter) Braunlin and her recently deceased sister Marie Smith.  Carol’s enduring love for our father Bob, who we know has been waiting patiently for her arrival.  

She had a passion for gardening and canning,  and a deep respect for the outdoors.  She loved snow skiing with her family and friends, and traveling to some of the most beautiful places.  She often boasted that she had been to every state in America except for Alaska and Oregon. She was a smart dresser with an eye for accessorizing and no one can argue that there was ever a dessert she didn’t like, or a lemon drop that she didn’t savor.

She loved her family, maintained friendships, worked hard, immersed herself in her faith and found ample time for pleasure.  She raised four successful children, Lisa (Paul) Gioia, Jared (Debrah) Altman, Gretchen (Chris) Corrado, and Heather (Jim ) Dohr, in addition to 10 grandchildren Hogan, Claudia, Sloan, Sydney, Cecilia, Sophia, Agatha, Christopher, Robert and Emily. 

Carol made friends easily and maintained those bonds well over 40 -50-60 years.  To continue high school friendships into your eightieth year is not only remarkable, but an achievement many can only dream of. 

Carol was an operating room nurse for 46 years. Her longest tenure at the Washington Hospital.   Even after retirement Carol maintained relationships with coworkers and physicians, her extended family  was always within reach. We were fortunate to have the same care bestowed upon her during her stay at the Donnell House hospice. 

Carol was a devout catholic with unshakable faith.  If she couldn’t be physically present at St. Patrick’s  weekly mass, then she tuned into EWTN (No phone calls taken between 830-930 am).  Throughout her darkest moments, she never resorted to blaming her lord.  She found comfort in his presence and knew that he would provide peace. Devotion, faith, understanding and praise. 

Carol was loved by so many, a constant confident to her friends and family.  You will be hard to forget. Love you mum.
Friends will be received Thursday November, 30, 2023 from 3-8pm and on Friday December 1, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 am at the Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor 724-746-1000. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, at 11 am in St.Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 30, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sollon Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service, Ltd (Canonsburg)

Visitation
Friday
December 1, 2023

9:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sollon Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service, Ltd (Canonsburg)

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
December 1, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Church

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