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“Family gatherings and Mom's faith were the core of her being. The words describe her life in the obit yet to know and have had the privilege of the...Read More »
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“Holding your family close to my heart as you celebrate the life of your Mom. My condolences. ”
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“Those of us in this world are sad to see you go but you have a huge welcoming committee waiting for you. Bet those Burtis girls are cooking up a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Charles Schwager - Pueblo, CO

“I have nothing but the dearest memories of a very strong, very committed, very faithful follower of Christ. May you Rest In Peace, Carolyn ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Leslie Brady - Allentown, NJ

“A wonderful woman! My condolences to family and friends. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Ferguson - NJ

“From my family to yours all the warmest thoughts and prayers to lighten your hearts and brighten your memories. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Janie Clark Lindle - Clemson, SC

“Gram, you had an impact on every one of our lives. You showed us that hard work and helping out your fellow man are paramount to leading fulfilling...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Penny Giehl - London

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Carolyn. She was a most precious Christian lady who brought joy to those of us fortunate enough to have known her...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Reid - Central, SC


Carolyn Virginia GiehlCentral, SC


On the morning of October 19, 2016, Carolyn Virginia Giehl, age 92, formerly of Allentown, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep wearing her favorite hat and holding her prayer book.


Born in Hightstown, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Matilda Burtis.


She spent a majority of her lifetime in Allentown, New Jersey raising her family of five children on Main Street.  She loved family gatherings, many of which were at her cozy Allentown home where families from both sides were greeted with a big smile and open arms.  There was always action at the "Giehl House" including teenagers, their cars and their music.  Carolyn loved to cook and if you visited the Giehl House regularly for meals you probably remember washing or drying dishes right along with the kids.


Carolyn volunteered her weekly services with Veterans Home in Jamesburg, NJ for most of her life and was an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  She was a lifetime member and lay leader with the United Methodist Church in Allentown, New Jersey.  Since moving to Central in 2011 she attended Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church.


She and Ben traveled extensively during their retirement years prior to moving to the Central area.   Carolyn had a passion for gardening, and loved watching her grand and great-grandchildren's growth and accomplishments.


She was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Bernhard Frederick Giehl; son, Wayne (Kathleen) Giehl of Hightstown, NJ; brother, Robert Burtis; and sisters, Marjorie Sprague, Jenny O'Hagan, Emily O'Hagan, Laura Schwager and Shirley Pittman.


Surviving are sons, Robert Giehl of Plymouth, NH, Glenn (Mary) Giehl of Jackson, NJ and Richard Giehl of Plymouth NH; daughter, Deborah (Ron) Cadorette of Central; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by a sister, Jacqueline Peppler of Columbus, NJ.


A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held 11 am, Monday, October 24, 2016 in the Garden at Lawrence Chapel UMC, Central, SC to celebrate Carolyn's life.  A formal service for family and friends is scheduled in Allentown, New Jersey for early summer 2017.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.