Carolyn Berlin


May 22, 1926 - May 7, 2014

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Carolyn Ruth Berlin, 87, of Lafayette, Indiana, died peacefully at 9:30 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at home. She was born May 22, 1926, in Canton, OH, to the late Walter and Blanche Buchman. After graduating high school she went on to receive her bachelorís degree from Mount Union College (now Mount Union University). In June 1948, she married Calvin Berlin in Alliance, OH. He preceded her in death in 2011. As the wife of a diplomat, Carolyn traveled the world, spending time in Italy, Trinidad, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, London, Mexico City and Amsterdam. She loved entertaining and cooking. She had a small business doing art restoration, which she learned in London. Surviving are daughter Anne Painter (husband Larry) of Lafayette, son Robert Berlin (wife Jeri) of Atlanta, GA, daughter Marilyn Berlin of Indianapolis, and daughter Cynthia Berlin of Lacrosse, WI. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Daniel Berlin who lived with her for the last four years, Adam Berlin, Eva Berlin, David Gulbransen, Mary Snyder, Matthew Quince, Jacob Neff, and Emily Neff-Berlin, and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014, with the memorial service beginning at 6:00 PM, all at the Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel. Those wishing to, may contribute to Mount Union University, 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, OH 44601.