Dover, New Jersey: Marjorie Anne (Davis) Carle, 86, passed away on April 14, 2020, at the Regency Grande in Dover, New Jersey, due to COVID-19 complications.
Marjorie Anne was born on September 7, 1933 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and lived a full, and well-loved life.
She is predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, William Carle; her brother, William Davis, Jr., as well as her brother-in-law, Jerry Carle, her sister-in-law, Theresa (“Toot”) Carle, and great-niece, Cassidy Helmken, among so very many other friends and family.
Marjorie Anne is survived by her daughter, Sandra Smith of Neversink, New York, as well as Sandra’s husband, Kenneth Smith, and Marjorie’s step-great-grandson, Stephen Johnson. Her survivors also include her granddaughter, Heather Kreismer, her husband, Michael Kreismer, their children— Marjorie Anne’s great-grandchildren— Christopher Kreismer, and Bryn Kreismer, of Wallkill, New York; as well as her grandson, Derrick Boyland, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania.
Marjorie (affectionately known as AMA) is also survived by her niece, Mary Schwartz (of Rockaway, N.J.), mother of Cassidy Helmken, predeceased, as well as Katie Helmken, and her wife, Dorothy Helmken (of Hopatcong, N.J.). Niece, Paula Smith, her great-niece Kerry Smith (of Delaware), fiancée April Montgomery, and their children Jack and Israel; as well as her great-nephew Christian Smith, his wife Kelly, and their children Oliver and Sean (of Franklin, N.J.). She is also survived by her niece, Dawn Rodonski, and her husband, Joseph Rodonski (of Dingman’s Ferry, Pa).
In addition, her sister-in-law, Marguerite Dysart of Rockaway, N.J., her life-long friend, Betty Crites of Chester, N.J., her friends— Mary Orr, Jane Moeller, and Hank Shapiro, of Wharton, N.J., Doris, and Barbara of Lakewood, N.J., many of those in Leisure Village East in Lakewood, N.J., Centennial Courts in Wharton, N.J., as well as numerous other friends and family.
Marjorie Anne grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey, where she played field hockey in high school, with dreams of becoming a nurse. Throughout her younger years, she lived in surrounding Morris County communities, where she also met the love of her life, William Carle, and raised their daughter, Sandra.
Marjorie enjoyed Lake Hopatcong, including participating in water sports, and settled down in Randolph, N.J. for 30 years, in the very spot where Freedom Park is now located. She was also actively involved in the Dover Moose Lodge from 1970 to 1992, and loved to camp in Outdoor World RV parks. After Randolph, Marjorie moved to Saylorsburg, Pa, Keansburg, N.J., Leisure Village East in Lakewood, N.J., and finally, to Centennial Courts in Wharton, N.J..
Marjorie Anne was an extraordinary individual, who was always filled with love and compassion. So very many people felt a special connection to her, and she always welcomed others, even strangers, with open arms. She was an ear to confide in, a shoulder to cry on, and was always the first one to celebrate the victories of those that she fiercely loved.
She also loved animals, especially her dogs throughout the years. The best stories came from the German Shepherds that she had owned.
She was the oldest person to successfully receive a stent, due to a brain aneurysm, at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., and her surgeon, Dr. Ghandi, had told her that he gave her twenty more years. She fought her way through any additional proceeding trials and tribulations, by stating that her twenty years were not yet finished.
Beneath her loving exterior, she had the strength and courage of a “bull.” In fact, she liked to lovingly encourage her family members to embrace “the bull” within themselves. She leaves behind a legacy of strong individuals, who could only dream of having her perseverance and strength.
Marjorie Anne’s wishes were to be cremated, and to have a “Celebration of Life.” Due to recent circumstances, the Celebration’s date/place are to be determined.
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