We honor here members, friends and supporters of the American Council of the Blind who have impacted our lives in many wonderful ways. If you would like to submit a notice for this column, please include as much of the following information as possible.
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Deaths that occurred more than six months ago cannot be reported in this column.
Lauren Casey, 64, of Lawrenceville, passed away April 7, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Plainsboro, N.J.
Lauren was born in New Brunswick, N.J, and was a resident of Lawrenceville for 18 years. Lauren earned her master’s degree from The College of New Jersey. She is a retiree of the state of New Jersey, having been employed as a social worker for many years. Lauren was an avid reader and volunteered at the New Jersey Council of the Blind. She was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend who will be dearly missed.
Daughter of the late John L. Casey and wife of the late Robert Rindt; she is survived by her mother, Elsie Casey; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jackie and Dave Amos and Patricia Coyle; two nieces, Amanda Childress and Rebekah Collins; two nephews, Edward S. Coyle and Brian Coyle; seven great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends.
A memorial service for Lauren will be held at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors. At press time, the service date was not available. Please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com for service information.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lauren’s memory to the New Jersey Council of the Blind, 32 Judson St. Unit 7-B, Edison, NJ 08837, or The Seeing Eye, Inc., PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Carolyn S. Coby
Feb. 9, 1949-April 9, 2018
Carolyn Shaw Coby, age 69, of Columbus, passed away April 9, 2018. She is preceded in death by parents, Delbert and Helen (Noltimier) Shaw; and half-brother George Shaw. She is survived by husband, James Coby; daughters, Helena (Ricky Wilson) and Nicole Coby; half-sister Joy Colville; sister-in-law Marlys Shaw; and several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was a graduate of Bay Village High School and the Ohio State University. She worked as a programmer for Control Data Corporation, and other companies within the IT industry.
Carolyn had a very giving spirit which she freely shared, volunteering for local schools, Appalachia Service Project, American Council of the Blind, and Community Care at Forest Hills UMC. A memorial service was held April 21. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer all memorials be directed to Guide Dogs for the Blind (www.guidedogs.com), Appalachia Service Project (www.asphome.org), American Council of the Blind (www.acb.org), or an organization of the donor’s choice.