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Carol Mary Urbanc

March 30, 1949


Carol Mary Urbanc died unexpectedly December 6, 2019.  She was born in March 1949, the only child of John and Casimira (Kay) Urbanc.  The family lived at Lake Silkworth near Wilke Barre, Pennsylvania, where Mr Urbanc owned a service station.  They were members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church. 

Carol attended Lake Lehman school district.  She was a cheerleader in high school graduating in 1967.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Albright College in Reading working at Pocono Downs during summer break, then attended West Chester University for graduate studies.  Over her career she served as

Communications Director for the United States Pony Clubs and held positions with the Metanexus Institute and the Swedenborg Foundation. 

Carol loved the outdoors.  Her frequent visits to Longwood Gardens gave her inspiration to spend hours in her yard in Cochranville.  She took great pleasure in hiking with friends, yoga and most of all, a good book.  Her cherished cats, Zsa Zsa and Mr Pants passed away within the last year. 

She is survived by her husband John Astell, a cousin Donna Leoncych of Detroit, and a great many, also grieving friends. 

Carol continued to support the Lake Silkworth Volunteer Fire Department, which her father had founded, through the years, even after she had sold the family property.  Memorials may be sent to the department at 1875 PA-29, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Pocopson Home, 1695 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA.


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Memorial Service
January 11, 2020

2:00 PM
Pocopson Home
1695 Lenape Road
West Chester, PA 19382

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