Carol (Hughes) Pochvatilla
September 10, 1949 - December 14, 2021
Carol (Hughes) Pochvatilla, age, 72, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Christiana Hospital.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 10, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Lehman and Margaret Virginia (Thornton) Hughes. Carol graduated from William Penn High School in 1967. While in school, she was the head majorette in the William Penn Marching Band, played the clarinet in the William Penn Symphonic Band, and studied Dance.
Carol made her career with the State of Delaware working as a Records Analyst for the University of Delaware Music Department and later working as a secretary for the Colonial School District. Also, she worked for Dr. Charles Wagner MD as his office manager. Strong in her faith, Carol was an active member of the New Castle United Methodist Church. At church, she sang faithfully in the choir, served on the altar guild, was a communion assistant and the Lay Leader.
Carol was a Past Honored Queen, Past Bethel Guardian, and Past Grand Guardian of the State of Delaware, Job’s Daughters International. She traveled all over the United States and even to Australia supporting this organization and helping to shape the lives of many young women.
In 1977, she married Ronald C. Pochvatilla. To this union, they had two children: Bill and Alison. While raising their family, Carol was very involved in her children’s activities. She was a Girl Scout Leader, Band Mom, Den Mother for Boy Scouts, did costumes, hair and makeup for school plays and led the football concession stands on Saturday mornings. If her children were somewhere, she was always there too. She was their biggest cheerleader. Carol had a talent for crafting and in her gifting has blessed many people with ceramics and other trinkets.
Carol loved to have fun and loved to laugh! She was never embarrassed to act silly in public to get someone to smile. She loved being by the water either at Stony Lake, Michigan, Fenwick Island, De., and the Outer Banks, North Carolina celebrating life with her family.
With her husband Ron, together they enjoyed traveling and watching football and NASCAR. She was a true Philadelphia Eagles fan!
In addition to her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Ronald Charles Pochvatilla. She is survived by her children, Bill Pochvatilla (Lisa) of Wilmington and Alison Clark (Aaron) of Watonga, Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Joan Pochvatilla; sisters Alice Karr and Virginia Kerwin; grandchildren, Dylan and Jake Pochvatilla, Maggie, Macie and Nathan Clark; and a host of other relatives, nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of vaccination status. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carol’s memory to New Castle United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.