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Donna "Carol" (Miller) Hall
August 11, 1934 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Donna “Carol” Hall, of Bethel Park, died peacefully, Sunday, January 7, 2024 after living a long life with her family and friends doing things that brought her joy. Carol was 89 years old.
She was well loved by her family which consists of son, Marc (Barbara) Harrold (Bethel Park, PA), and daughter, Tracy (Jay) Brown (Cary, NC). Carol also had three grandsons Daniel (Teresa) Harrold (Pittsburgh, PA), Ian (Julie) Harrold (Highland Heights, OH), and Nathan Harrold (Media, PA) and four great-grandchildren Francesco, Flannery, Eliza, Elliott. She was preceded in death by her parents James Wilson and Mabel Claire Miller and her husbands James Mullen Harrold and Robert A. Hall.
Carol was born and raised in New Kensington, PA. She graduated from New Kensington High School in 1952 and graduated from Indiana Teachers College in 1956. Carol began her teaching career in Hempfield Township, PA and then moved back to New Kensington in 1958 where she taught high school English until her retirement in 1993. She was passionate about teaching and looked for ways to challenge her students and to help them gain the skills needed for life. Carol was well loved by her students and received many notes of appreciation for how her classes prepared them for college and beyond.
Post retirement, Carol had time to fully enjoy many of her interests and pursue new ones. Carol was an extrovert and enjoyed just being with people. While still in New Ken, she volunteered with youth confirmation at First United Methodist Church and worked as a bartender at the Elks Club. Carol moved to Bethel Park in 1999 to be closer to her young grandsons. In addition to spending more time with her family, Carol also made a wonderful life for herself. She had numerous friends from her street (Old Village Lane), her church, and the Bethel Park senior community. Carol loved to travel with friends and went on many cruises including those to Hawaii, Alaska, and the Panama Canal. Carol also traveled to Australia and New Zealand with her Old Village Lane gang and even rode a camel. Needless to say, she never had a dull moment. Carol’s zest for life was evidenced by the laughter and the stories told at her 80 th birthday party.
In the last 4 years of her life, Carol lived at Concordia of the South Hills and made a whole new community of friends, learned mahjong and various new card games, enjoyed playing bingo, and even volunteered for a few committees. Carol did live life to the fullest.
Carol’s family will be celebrating her life by receiving family and friends at David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Road (RT 88), South Park, PA 15129 on Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to Concordia Lutheran Ministries Good Samaritan Endowment Funds. www.davidhenneyfuneralhome.com