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Remembering Dr. Carole Weaver-Linsner 1943-2022

On March 25, Carole Weaver-Linsner, PhD passed away from cancer at her

home in Sloatsburg with her husband and sons by her side. Anyone who had

the pleasure of meeting Carole knew she lit up the room with her warm smile,

welcoming words and vibrant spirit. A longtime supporter of the Friends of

Harmony Hall – Jacob Sloat House and wife of past president Kenneth Linsner,

Carole afforded the Friends her expertise in writing and fundraising, her time at

events, donated the material and installation of the kitchen sink and cabinetry

and her Estate is providing the funds for the much-needed foyer-grand staircase

archway restoration. She donned the most creative costumes at Haunted

Happenings and Victorian Holidays. Carole was a treasured friend to the Friends

of Harmony Hall and will be greatly missed.

She was born Carole Ann McKewin on October 28, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland

to Milton McKewin, a steamfitter and Jeanette (Dubiel) McKewin, a housewife

and department store salesperson.

She attended Baltimore’s Saint Ursula’s School, Catholic High School and

received a full scholarship to Mount Saint Agnes College (now part of Loyola

College) where she stood out as an award-winning actress and graduated Cum

Laude. In 2021, she received the Mount Award, the highest alumni award given

by her alma mater for her service to her community.

After getting her Masters in English from the University of Maryland, she taught

American military dependents for the University in among other places such as

Wiesbaden and Munich, Germany as well as Oxford, England before coming

home and earning her PhD.

After receiving her doctorate, she taught at the University of Delaware and Iona

College in New York. After many years in the classroom, she turned to

fundraising, first for Iona, then the College of New Rochelle and later for Sound

Shore Medical Center on Long Island.

One of her most satisfying and successful fundraising efforts was the ten years

she spent on behalf of the National Medical Fellowships, a non-profit sponsoring

qualified, underprivileged students to attend medical school.

Carole authored two books after she received her diagnosis: SIDE EFFECTS:

The Art of Surviving Cancer and PIES TO DIE FOR: How to Live a Vibrant Life

Despite a Fatal Diagnosis. Her vivid language and encouraging words

exemplified Carole’s love of life and the life she wanted for all those she met.

She was known for her sunny disposition, her dramatic wardrobe, her ability to

quote Shakespeare at the drop of a hat, her life-long love of thrift shops, her

singing, especially in her church choir, a Scotch before dinner and her

unconditional love for her family.

She is survived by her second husband Ken Linsner, an appraiser and art

historian, sons James Weaver, a film and television producer and David Weaver,

a film marketing executive, a grandson Mac (McKewin) Weaver, daughters-in-law

Kari and Carla, her stepdaughters Whitney and Lara and her beloved niece,

Katie. Her brother Vince McKewin, a long-time screenwriter, also survives her.

He always said his sister was the best writer in the family.

Carole liked to say one of the best times in her life was the six months she spent

teaching English Composition to American fighter pilots in Bermuda as part of

her overseas stint for University of Maryland. Fighter Pilots in Bermuda! – The

girl liked to party!

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