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Carol Lotz-Felix Dies at 83

Carol Lotz-Felix

The energy spirit we know as Carol Lotz-Felix departed this realm on April 23.

She had an incredible 83 years as a change agent, a speaker of truth to power; always looking for ways to make life better for the majority while often making life difficult for those in charge.

She was born in Louisville, Ohio, graduated from Bowling Green State University, attended Andover Newton Theological Seminary outside Boston, participated in civil rights demonstrations in North Carolina, moved to New York City, completed graduate studies and taught for 30 years in Manhattan (New York County, N.Y.).

She participated in the development of Community Control, developed the Open Classroom in middle school and was a founder of the NYC chapter of the Learning Disabilities Assoc. She retired and took up running a housekeeping business full-time, A Friend Inc.

She moved to St Thomas, Virgin Islands, in 1996 and enjoyed her paradise for over 27 years. She served as president of the Friends of the Library and read to Day Care classes for 16 years. She was an avid supporter of several local charities and a mentor to many young people.

She leaves one wonderful son, Marcos; two great brothers: Rick and Jeff; much loved nieces: Jennifer, Kate and Maggie; and many former students, cousins and friends with stories to tell.

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