Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, to Florence and Joseph Martin, Nov. 3, 1948, formerly of Marietta and Pomeroy, Ohio, passed away on May 28, 2013, in Bradenton, Florida.
Carol, "the dancing lady," is survived by her husband of 34 years, Christopher Layh; two daughters, Vanessa (Robert) Corrigan of Dayton, Ohio, and Emily (Michael) Wood of Somerville, South Carolina; one stepson, Brian (Pam) Layh of Raleigh, North Carolina; sister, Julie (Ray) D'Ambrosia and nephew Dante' of Burgaw, North Carolina; two brothers, John (Carol) Martin of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Martin, of Wilmington, North Carolina; brother-in-law, Dr. John P. Layh of Yellow Springs, Ohio; one grandson and four granddaughters; and many great-nieces and nephews.
Carol was loved and cherished by everyone she met. She worked in public relations and fundraising in many different jobs, including the creation of Carleton School, Meigs County Board of MR/DD, Marietta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Lafayette Hotel and Ohio University with National Public Radio.
Carol lived her life to the fullest and her motto was "Live until you die and have no regrets." A memorial celebration will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name should be sent to Carelton School, P.O. Box 307, Syracuse, Ohio, 45779. Online condolences can be sent to CLAYH2@Tampabay.RR.Com