Carol McCaskill

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Carol Lou Summerfield McCaskill, 87, of Apex, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Apex.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 23, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Louis Summerfield and Geraldine Rae Cohen Summerfield. She grew up in Wilson.

Carol graduated from American University in 1952 with a BA in journalism. She was a resident of Tarboro prior to moving to Palm Beach, Florida. She wrote for the local newspaper. She served as president of the Tarboro Women’s Club and the Pilot Club International. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of the American Contract Bridge League. She became a certified bridge director of ACBL in 1967 and Life Master in 1971. Carol and her husband, Norman, were cruise directors for bridge from 1981 to 1997 teaching bridge and visited all seven continents. She and her husband, Norman, moved to Chapel Hill in 1993, where they continued to share a great passion, and she was a great supporter of UNC Tar Heel athletics.

Survivors include her sons, Steven Adler and his wife, Joyce, of Apex, and Phillip Adler and his wife, Tammy, of Montesano, Washington; a daughter, Esther Votino, and her husband, Jim, of Lake Park, Florida; grandchildren, David Adler of Seattle, Washington, Alex Polirer and her husband, Daniel, and Alicia Peregory and her husband, Walter, of Port St. Lucy, Florida, along with four great-grandchildren she adored. Also surviving is her sister, Rona Gordon, of Statesville.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Shields officiating. Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Foundation, 450 Skipper Bowles Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 in memory of Carol.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.