Carol J. Bryan "Booboo" (79) passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and number one fan of the Browns, Indians, and Cavs. Carol lived her life for her family. She was smart, funny, kind, and fiercely committed to her children and grandkids.
An Akron native, Carol raised her family in Kenmore where she served as the "neighborhood mom" and volunteered her considerable talents to numerous organizations that involved her children. She gave freely of her time and talents to the Highland Park Football organization and Highland Park Little League. If a group of kids needed a ride somewhere, her car was always the first one packed with young people. Her home was a gathering place and was filled with love, peace, and humor. She shared her love of life with anyone in her presence.
Professionally, Carol was a long-time legal secretary and became president of the National Association of Legal Secretaries. She had a long and wonderful career with Attorney George Miller who she fought with daily but cherished like a brother.
Carol loved Cape Hatteras, North Carolina where she first went on her honeymoon and where thereafter she vacationed nearly every summer of her life. Groceries from the Red and White, dinner at the Channel Bass, several good books and the ocean, and she was in her happy place. It is where her remains will be scattered next summer, a place that fed her soul and renewed her spirit. Introducing her kids and grandkids to the beauty of the Outer Banks was something she rejoiced in doing.
The last phase of her life was shaped by the love affair Carol had with her grandchildren. Alex (Slugger), Natalie (Sunshine), and Wyatt (Boomer) occupied her mind and heart and were a source of immense pride for her. She would do anything to help them and did. Christmas and birthdays were made special by Carol’s unrelenting desire to be good to her grandkids. When you heard her say that she “cut back on buying” for Christmas, you could be assured you would walk into a room filled with gifts. Her desire to express her love through gifts was legendary.
Those in Carol’s life always felt loved. It was her most generous gift.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny, and is survived by her son, Tim (Jackie), daughter Barrie, and grandchildren Alex, Wyatt, and Natalie.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron, Ohio. Friends and family may call from 6 to 7 p.m.