Carrol Dolinsky Death, Obituary – I received a call from Sarah, the daughter of Carrol Dolinsky-Lund, bearing the sorrowful news of Carrol’s passing on August 10, 2023. Carrol was a dear member of our community, and her absence leaves a void that is deeply felt. She had been married to our classmate Jack Lund for an incredible span of over 58 years, a testament to their enduring love and companionship.
Tragedy struck as they were embarking on a long-anticipated journey to Sweden to reconnect with relatives. It was during this journey that Carrol suffered a massive heart attack at the Newark Airport. Her sudden departure has left all of us in shock and mourning. A life filled with love and shared dreams had been tragically cut short.
The remembrance service for Carrol was held in Springfield, Missouri on August 19th, where friends and family gathered to celebrate her life and bid her farewell. Carrol’s journey through life was marked by her passion for education, having dedicated years to teaching languages like French and Japanese. Her influence touched the lives of countless students, leaving a lasting legacy of knowledge and inspiration.
Carrol’s commitment to making a positive impact extended beyond the classroom. She was actively involved in NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), demonstrating her dedication to supporting those facing mental health challenges. Her compassionate spirit and selflessness were evident in every aspect of her life.
Carrol and Jack were blessed with a family that brought them endless joy. They had a daughter and three sons, who have undoubtedly inherited the qualities of resilience and strength that Carrol exemplified.
In this time of grief, Jack has expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the prayers and thoughts extended by our community. The support and comfort offered by friends and well-wishers have been a source of solace during this trying time. As we remember Carrol’s vibrant spirit and the indelible mark she left on our lives, let us find strength in coming together and honoring her memory. May her legacy continue to inspire us all.