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Carol Ann Roehrenbeck

June 15, 1945 — December 12, 2022

Carol A. Roehrenbeck, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, passed away peacefully, and with grace, on December 12, 2022, at Catholic Hospice Inpatient Unit Holy Cross Hospital after gallantly fighting a chronic illness. Carol also known as “Dolly” by her loved ones, was born and raised in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, to parents William E. Roehrenbeck and Marjorie E. Buhler Roehrenbeck. Carol is preceded in death by her parents William and Marjorie Roehrenbeck, Uncle Joe Roehrenbeck and Aunt Francie, Uncle George Roehrenbeck and Aunt Belle, Cousin David Roehrenbeck and Cousin Steve Roehrenbeck, and Aunt Ann Buhler. Carol attended the University of Delaware. After working at Penny Edmonds, a NY patent firm and earning her Masters, she accepted a position in the law library at Rutgers School of Law. That role led her to earning her law degree. After graduating law school, she and her husband moved to Florida, where Carol accepted a position at Nova University as director of the law library and associate professor. During that period, she oversaw the building of a new law complex. Later she was recruited by the dean to serve as co-chair of Rutgers University Law School building committee and continued to teach. Carol believed in giving back to her community and served on several boards and nonprofits both in New Jersey and in Ft. Lauderdale. She loved animals and served on the board of an animal rescue center and helped raise funding for a new building. Most recently, she was a board member for the Gold Coast Jazz Society of Ft. Lauderdale. Carol will be remembered for being a great friend to the countless lives she touched, her beautiful smile, kind spirit, incredible style, genuine love and concern for others, her sense of adventure, zest for life, love for music and the arts. Carol truly succeeded in all that she did and by all the lives she blessed along her journey. Carol leaves behind grieving family members, and friends. Dr. Peter Babinski former husband and life-long friend, her cousin Robin Brun and husband Larry, her cousins Joy Schilling, Kevin Schilling and Godson Joe Schilling, Rick Roehrenbeck, and Bill Roehrenbeck. Denise Arico, devoted friend and soul-sister to Carol, and hundreds of wonderful friends, including Maddy and Charlie Goldberg, and Grace Kurak, and Shannan Pump, who assisted Carol during her illness. She will be dearly missed by her friends in Maplewood, Eagle Ridge, Sunrise Harbor and Belmont Village. A special thank you to her caregivers, Alma and Ginger, Souvenir and the PALS and staff at Belmont Village. Carol was passionate about helping animals and supported the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter – if you would like to make a donation in her memory go to this link (https://njshelter.org/donate-form-new/). A Celebration of Life will be held February 13,2023 at 1:00PM at the Riverside Hotel,620 East Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. Lunch will be provided after the service. If you are interested in attending, please go to (www.edkalis.com and go to Carol’s guest book and RSVP) and you will be notified of the date, time, and location.
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