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Carolyn T. Schlanger

September 15, 1932 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 89)

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CAROLYN T. SCHLANGER, 89, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Columbia, MD. A private burial was held at the Columbia Memorial Park, Clarksville, MD on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

The former Carolyn Teresa Martens was born in Queens, New York on September 15, 1932, the daughter of William and Teresa (Altman) Martens. She was a 1950 graduate of Flushing High School, and graduated from Syracuse University in 1954. Carolyn met Daniel Schlanger in New York City at the Blaine-Thompson Advertising Agency, where they worked on the design and production of advertising relating to Broadway and off-Broadway theater productions. Carolyn and Daniel Schlanger were married in Riverdale, New York, on October 18, 1958. She and Daniel moved from New York to the Baltimore area in 1966 and were longtime residents of Columbia. 

Carolyn loved spending time with her family, enjoyed musical theater, was an avid student of history, loved visiting museums, and was a patron of the fine arts. She was a passionate gardener and a long standing member of the Francis Scott Key Iris Society. She also loved staying active by playing Bridge and RummiKub with her dear friends. 

Carolyn is survived by her son, David A. (Sara) Schlanger of Glenwood, MD; grandchildren Otto W. Schlanger and Camille I. Schlanger of Glenwood, MD; brother, William R. (Susan) Martens of Pownal, ME; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Schlanger, on June 27, 2007, her father in 1982, and her mother in 1971. 

Contributions in her memory may be directed to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA or Grassroots Crisis Intervention of Columbia, MD.


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A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.


The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130

Grassroots Crisis Intervention
6700 Freetown Road, Columbia MD 21044
Tel: 1-410-531-6006

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