Carol L. Althoff, 69, of Morristown, New Jersey passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 at her home. Carol was born on December 24, 1949 in Queens, New York. She was the daughter of the late Toddy and Mildred (nee Gonta) Wieworka. Carol grew up in Mineola, NY and settled in Smithtown, NY where she and her husband raised their family. They retired in Hardy, VA where they lived for 11 years before moving to Morristown, NJ to be close to family.
Carol worked for Verizon in various positions throughout her career and she also worked part-time as a library clerk at Franklin County Library, VA. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, baking, and reading. Carol was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Morristown Senior Citizen Center.
Carol is survived by her husband of 45 years, Walter K. Althoff. She was the loving mother of Erik Althoff and wife, Michelle, and Heather Althoff and husband, Don Bailey, and cherished grandmother of Criseyda Turner, Caroline and Charles Bailey, Abby, Charlotte and Elliott Althoff. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Theodore Wieworka and wife, Debbie, and their children; Dan, Tom and wife, Joanne, and Jennifer.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981. The funeral service will be 10am on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 335 Reynolds Ave, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in her memory, to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. www.pancan.org
I remember Carol being especially good at cleaning--she had an efficient organization for the dishwasher and was incredibly neat and tidy, something we, sad to admit, were not all that used to. For our part, we had her trying outdoor activities that she was not used to--like hiking, playing games like Duck, Duck, Goose in the snow, ice skating on our frozen ponds. She also drove us to and from our many activities in a little white Dodge that she bought in Reno.
I also remember that while she was out with us, she received an unexpected delivery of flowers from a certain Walter Althoff. Those flowers made her very happy!