Carolyn Buckman

Carolyn Buckman (Mandel)

January 14, 1932 - January 6, 2021
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On January 6, 2021, Carolyn Buckman passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer. Carolyn Mandel was born in Baltimore, MD on January 14, 1932 to Jean and Lewis Mandel. Her sister was the late Sonia Mandel Tralins. Carolyn is survived by her husband Martin Buckman, her 4 children—Ellen, Marc, Sharon, and David; the children of her blended family—Andrea, Chris, James, and Laurel; her children’s spouses; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Short in stature and big in heart, Carolyn lived a long, rich and colorful life. She had many jobs, many hobbies, many interests and many, many friends. Late in life, she became an accomplished jewelry maker and made jewelry for and with cancer patients at Johns Hopkins, where she volunteered and would later become a patient. She also became a painter, creating vibrant and colorful paintings of the many places she visited during her lifetime. She also volunteered at the Jewish Museum in Baltimore. Carolyn was humble, funny, spicy, energetic, accepting and open, and she made everyone she encountered feel like family.
Services will be attended by family only. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent to the The Soul Center, c/o Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.
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Betty Berlin and Alan Friedman

Posted at 09:46pm
Carolyn was an amazing woman. She did so much for so many. One couldn't ask for a better friend. She will surely be missed. May her memory be a blessing.

Judi and Bernie Fishman

Posted at 08:44pm
I remember when I was invited to tea. Carolyn was so warm and gracious.
We met through the Panther Club and it was her idea to get together which we enjoyed so much. She talked about getting together again but unfortunately, she grew weaker and it never happened. She was sweet, friendly and a pleasure to be around. She will be missed.
Judi and Bernie Fishman

Marvin Singer

Posted at 06:37pm
Marti and Marvin Singer
Carol's life and world were built on love. She was truly a lovely person and will be missed by many. Her warmth and brightness were shining evidence of a life well lived. The memories will endure and provide a measure of peace and comfort.

Lynn Isaac

Posted at 06:08pm
I am so sorry for your loss. May all your beautiful memories be a blessing to all of you at this difficult time.

Naomi Rovner

Posted at 01:02pm
Dear Marty and family, our hearts and love go out to you on the passing of Carolyn.
Naomi and Howard

Carl K Markowitz

Posted at 11:19am
The Panther Club regrets the passing of Carolyn Buckman wife of member Marty Buckman and sends their condolences to the grieving family. Carl Markowitz, President

Sandy Haffner Ellison

Posted at 11:30pm
Marty and Family, I am so saddened to see that your beloved Wife Carolyn has passed away. She was such a sweet and friendly person, and though I only had a couple of occasions to talk to her at Panther Club functions, she was very easy to get to know and like. Ed Abrams joins me in sending you our deepest sympathy and caring in hopes of helping all of you though this hardest of times. May her memory be a blessing, and may she now Rest In Peace.
Sandy Ellison and Ed Abrams

Beth Goodman

Posted at 07:36pm
I will miss Carol so much, and I am so sorry she is gone. In the early years of my motherhood, Carol was a champion for me. She always asked how I was doing and gave great advice. Her sense of humor and amusing stories always had me laughing. We had such fantastic conversations. Family was so important to her. I am blessed to have known her and to have been able to call her my aunt. She encouraged me to be my best self. Carol, you will never be forgotten!

Betty Sless Coppel

Posted at 06:20pm
Dear Marty - How sorry I was when I sat at the computer today and saw Carolyn's name. I never saw her name before today and did'nt realize it was her until I saw her picture (which is absolutely beautiful). I believe we met in Garrison, then Forest Park and we became good friends. She always was helpful when we worked on the reunion committees and we did try to get together a few times but then I wasn't up to it. What a sweet, funny, always willing to help and vivacious girl. She was everyone's
friend and am really shocked. I had no idea she was ill and my heart goes out to you and the family. I'm sure you have wonderful memories that you will have forever - they will always be close to your heart. You have my prayers and thoughts and I offer you my deepest sympathy. May she Rest in Peace.

Ellyn Polakoff

Posted at 02:45pm
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was such a giving, energetic and caring woman. Most of all she was a great neighbor to my parents; always checking on them, bringing them food and just keeping them company. I will always remember her beautiful smile and shining personality. May she Rest In Peace.

Alan Katz

Posted at 02:42pm
So sorry to hear. She was a fun person.

Meryl & Jack Rosay

Posted at 02:20pm
Dear Marty and family, Our hearts ache . We loved Carolyn so much. We ,as couples, got so close in recent years. Words can't express how we feel, but you know we treasure you and want your pain to be eased by all of the wonderful memories of Carolyn. Love you.

Meryl & Jack Rosay

Posted at 02:16pm

Roz Hyman

Posted at 02:12pm
Dear Marty, Laurel and family, we feel so honored to have known Carolyn. Her smile, her energy and her upbeat personality was a gift she shared. Marty, you are in our hearts and prayers.
Roz and Nelson Hyman

Betty And Maurice Pearl

Posted at 12:56pm
Dear Marty and Family,
We are so sad to learn of Carol's passing. She was a dear and great friend and will surely be missed.
We shared many great times together with Carol and Marty
We wish all of you our deepest sympathy and may she rest in peace.

Sue Foard

Posted at 12:44pm
Hello Marty, Have been thinking of both of you since Carol's birthday is next week. I was saddened at the news of Carol's passing. You both were special volunteers at the JMM. I will miss seeing Carol's beautiful smile. May special memories of Carol comfort you and your family as you mourn.

Barbara and Lou Hyatt

Posted at 11:23am
We are so very sorry for the loss of Carolyn. Carolyn's beautiful spirit will always be with us.
And we will keep the blessing of the many memories she made for us. May she rest in peace.

David Potlack

Posted at 10:56am
Marty so saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. She was always so great to my parents when they were living. You know if you need anything do not be shy to knock on my door.
May her memory be a blessing

Howard & Ann Cornblatt

Posted at 10:50am
Dear Marty & family,
We were so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She fought a good fight for such a long time battling cancer. You were a devoted husband and always stood by her side during this long journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . May she rest in peace.

Karyl Rosen

Posted at 10:35am
Dear Marty and Family,
I’m so very sorry to hear of sweet Carolyn’s passing. She was always a beacon of light and positive energy!
May her memory always be a blessing.🙏🏼❤️

Betty & Gary Hyman

Posted at 10:05am
Dear Marty & Family,
Condolences on your beloved Carol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May her memory be for a blessing. She will be missed. Rest In Peace dear friend.

beth el congregation

Posted at 09:59am

The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member, Carolyn Buckman. May her memory be for a blessing.

Lynda Stahl

Posted at 09:22am
Dear family. So sorry to hear about Carol. I will regret not being closer during this time. May her memory be for blessing

Terry Weiner

Posted at 08:45am
To Marty and the entire family,
I was saddened to see Carolyn’s name this morning and am numb. She was the shining light for me in the days after my mom passed (Merelyn). Always bubbly and energetic - even in the last year - she will be sorely missed.

May the memories sustain you in the days to come. And know that she was “one of a kind”.

Myerberg Center

Posted at 07:37am
Dear Marty and Family,
Carolyn's beauty shines bright and we will miss her greatly at the Myerberg. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. We shared so many memories with Carolyn! May we all continue to be inspired by Carolyn's big heart and beautiful spirit.

Michael Bluestein

Posted at 05:39am
Dear Marty & Family:
I’m sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was friends of my parents, Annette & Sy for many years. My HaShem bring you some comfort at this time.

Frank and Jackie Segall

Posted at 10:06pm
To Marty, Ellie, Sharon and families, wishing you peace in the days ahead. Carolyn was always very friendly towards us, and interested in our family. May you find comfort in your warm memories of her.

Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl

Posted at 08:05pm
Saddened to learn of Carolyn's passing. Hope you are all sustained by many happy memories.

Linda Litofsky

Posted at 07:07pm
It is with great sadness to read this. I always loved being in class with Carolyn as she shared her talents, not only with her paintings but her beautiful jewelry. Sincere condolences on the loss of a very special lady.

Ruthye Steinberg

Posted at 06:42pm
Dear Marty and Family
My deepest condolences on the passing of Caroline. May her name always be for a blessing.

Harriet Cooper

Posted at 03:51pm
Dear Marty and family, I am truly sad today. When Carolyn was at the Myerberg Center she truly was a ray of sunshine. She had many talents and always so upbeat. May the wonderful memories you all share help you to get through this difficult time and be for many blessings.

Myron and Ellen Katzoff

Posted at 03:20pm
We will miss Carol and her caring, hopeful spirit; but that spirit will live on within all whose lives she touched. We grieve with the rest of her family as we share the loss.

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