Carol Edman Bosley, 1936 – 2018.
Carol Bosley passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018, surrounded by her children Brett Bosley, Katrine Bosley, and Carter Edman. Carol was known as an inspiring educator, artist, advocate for the arts, gardener, and sports car aficionado.
Carol grew up on her parents? fox ranch, LeBeouf Silver Foxes, in Waterford, PA, where she cultivated a love for animals and the outdoors and learned very young to ride and care for horses.
As a young elementary art teacher in the Willoughby-Eastlake, OH schools in the 1960s, she was remembered both for her creative energy and for driving her convertible Corvette year-round with the top down.
Carol worked for many years at WVIZ-TV, Cleveland, OH pioneering distance-learning technology and bringing educational programming to schools and colleges throughout northeast Ohio, and as the Art Auctioneer for their annual televised auction. She also produced several programs, including the history series ?Ohio Stories? and ?Get Ready for the Cleveland Orchestra,? which won a regional Emmy award.
Carol had a passion for arts and culture from around the world, which was reflected in her extensive art collection and dedication to life-long learning in topics as diverse as science, poetry, history, and world religion and in her extensive travel ? to over 20 countries across four different continents. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Mentor, OH for many years. She earned her Bachelor?s Degree at Edinboro University in 1958 and her Master?s in Education at Cleveland State University in 1993 at age 56.
Carol?s kindness, optimism, and love of beauty live on in all those whose lives she touched.
Surviving family members include her three children- Brett Bosley (Beth) of Valencia, PA and their children Kelli and Josh, Katrine Bosley of Cambridge, MA, and Carter Edman (Martina) of Lakewood, OH. She is further survived by her beloved extended family, the Eliason’s of Waterford, PA.
Visiting hours for Carol will be held at Van Matre Funeral Home at 105 Walnut St., Waterford, PA, on Tuesday, March 27, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 27 2nd St., Waterford, PA on Wednesday, March 28, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Holden Arboretum, 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.