Carroll R. Dyer

Dec 30 1929
Jul 31 2020
90 Years
Summerville, South Carolina

Carroll R. Dyer, 90, formerly of Christiana, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Summerville, SC. Born in Downingtown, PA, he was the son of the late Robert J. Dyer and Emily W. Dyer. He and his wife, Patricia K. Dyer of Summerville, SC recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.

He was a graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, PA and attended Drexel University. He worked for the former New Holland Machine Company for 30 years as a draftsman and a shipping manager. He later worked at Ross Engineering, Leola, PA. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow with Boy Scout Troop 20 in Atglen, PA. He served his community in Christiana as a member of Borough Council for 36 years and was a long-time volunteer for the Christiana Fire Company and the Christiana Ambulance Association.

Carroll was an exceptional athlete. He won the batting championship in the Lancaster Central City-County League in 1955 and finished near the top in several other seasons. He was an avid golfer and was a member at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club and Meadia Heights Golf Club. He was also a member of the Atglen Fire Company, Christiana Lodge #417 F&AM, and Church of the Ascension, Parkesburg, PA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Regina L. “Ginger” Olszewski of Beaufort, SC, wife of David Olszewski, and a son, Steven D. Dyer of Pawleys Island, SC, husband of Deb Dyer; two grandchildren, Philip Smith of Lancaster, PA and Alison Smith of Columbia, MO; and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, John R. Dyer of Atglen, PA, husband of Carol Dyer, and was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys M. Dyer of West Chester, PA.

Private Interment will be at the Middle Octorara Presbyterian Cemetery, Quarryville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Christiana Fire Company, P.O. Box 46, Christiana, PA 17509 ( or Hospice of Charleston, 4975 Lacross Road, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at


Carroll, I'm so glad I got to know you and enjoy time together for over 13 years since you moved to SC.  You're a wonderful man, father-in-law, dad to Steve and Ginger, husband and friend to so many!  Within 10 minutes of your passing early Friday morning, our wind chimes rang in what had been still air, letting us know that you had arrived peacefully and safely in our Father's arms.  I love you so!  Deb 

Back to top

Thanks for the memories Dad, which are way too numerous to mention here.  Suffice it to say you made me the person I am today, and the golfer I once was.  I'll miss you every day.  Love, Steve

Back to top

I'm going to miss you Great-Uncle Carroll

Back to top

We have enjoyed so many years of friendships and and a wealth of memories. I cherish each and every one of them. You will be missed. Rest peacefully.


Back to top

Sorry for you loss. Hit them long and straight. RIP Carroll

Back to top

Steve and Ginger and families,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.  I will be thinking of you and your mom during this difficult time.  Your dad was a good man and cared about his family and community.  He will be missed.



Back to top

I love the time we spent on the ambulance crew together. I'm already missing you and will never forget you. Rip uncle 💔

Back to top

Pat and family

sorry to hear Carroll passed Carroll and I always had a good time when we ran on the ambulance,fire company and fire police and all the times at his home in Christiana I will miss him 

Bob Eavenson

Back to top

Steve, I was sorry to learn of the passing of your father Carroll.  He was a special friend of mine and

I will miss him dearly.  I think back to the many years we played golf together and the fun we had,

during every round.  I hope your mother Pat is doing ok and that you, Ginger and the family are

taking Carroll's passing with joy-remembering his 90 years with a loving, caring family.

Bob Regan

Back to top

So very sorry for your loss

   Sharon Eavenson

Back to top

Ginger, We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Keep your happiest of memories in your heart and let them console you.  Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your family.

Back to top

To the entire Dyer Family,

I am truly sorry to hear of Carroll's passing.  I feel so very blessed to have had the opportunity to call Carroll my father-in-law for so many wonderful years.  Carroll was a very kind and loving man with a big heart.  I hold so many fond memories of him.  I know you all will miss him dearly.  

With deepest sympathies,

Lynn Harrison Dyer

Back to top

I was fortunate to be Carroll and Pat,s neighbor when they lived in Christiana. Carroll was my scout master, my fishing buddy and a great ball player.  Carroll was one of the Good Goys.

Jack, stay strong. 

Back to top

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Carroll's passing. I pray you will find comfort in the many memories you shared. God Bless!

Back to top

Our deepest sympathy to the Dyer family.  GInger and Dave are close friends from their Maryland / Pennsylvania days, and we always heard so many nice things about Mr. Dyer.  

Back to top

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. 
Hugs to you and Dave. 

Back to top