It is with great sadness that we write with news of the death of Carol Lichtenfeld, a lifelong educator who gave Rye Country Day School 46 years of tremendous service. She was an outstanding teacher and colleague. In October, in recognition of all that she gave to her students and to the School, RCDS inducted Mrs. Lichtenfeld into the Alumni Hall of Fame in the special honoree category.
All of us at Rye Country Day extend our sympathy to her husband, Bob; to her children, Aimee and Michael; to her brother, Alan; and to her entire extended family.
Carol Lichtenfeld, of Greenwich, Conn., daughter of Ethel and Samuel Carmasin of Yonkers, NY, loving sister of Alan Carmasin, beloved wife of Bob, cherished mother of Aimee and Michael, devoted aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, great aunt, and friend, quietly passed away on February 27, 2017, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Carol’s passions included her 46-year teaching career at Rye Country Day School, where she loved and was loved by the thousands of students she taught, and the many teachers, parents, and administrators she befriended. She loved the theater, travel, volunteerism, music, reading, her many friends, and most of all, her loving family.
She was beautiful in appearance, charming in personality, devoted as a friend, bright, and loving.
Funeral services will be held at Temple Sholom at 300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Conn., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Temple Sholom Cemetery on Memory Lane immediately following the funeral. The family will receive Shiva visitors on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturday evening, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 55 Duncan Drive, Greenwich, Conn., 06831.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Carol’s name to the Rye Country Day School Scholarship Fund, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.