Carlyle Theobald

February 28, 1941 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 79)


Carlyle Augustus Theobald, 79, of Brooklyn, New York went on to be with his heavenly father on May 7, 2020 while residing at the Village Point Nursing Home in Monroe, New Jersey. He was the youngest child of the late Joseph and Stella Theobald from Trinidad. Carlyle Theobald was born on February 28, 1941.

Carlyle, Carl or better known as Carly to his childhood friends, spent most of his childhood in Bed-Sty Brooklyn on Putnam Avenue. He attended elementary school at Our Lady of Victory and Good Counsel. Carlyle then went on to attend high school at world famous Boys’ High, where he ran track and went on to build a lasting brotherhood with the young men from Boys’ High. He attended Brooklyn College as a business major. Carlyle worked for many years in different banks and retired from the Bank of New York as Vice President of the Letters of Credit Department. In true West Indian fashion, he also worked security at Madison Square Garden at the same time.  Carlyle had a true entrepreneurial spirit reflected in his business ventures outside of his jobs at the Bank of New York and Madison Square Garden.

Carl married Delores Hill November 2, 1963. They met at the tender age of 14 years old.  Carl and his devoted wife Delores had two children Tina and Marc. They lived the majority of their life in Brooklyn, New York. They, however, weren't confined to the borough of Brooklyn as they were world travelers. They traveled to Italy, Germany, England, Egypt, and Alaska. They loved to travel on their favorite voyager, the Princess Cruise Line.  One of the more memorable trips was when they took Tina and Marc to visit East Africa. Hawaii became their favorite destination to visit.

In Carl's spare time he was on the neighborhood watch, was in the planning board for his district, and campaigned for his local representatives. He also worked with Medgar’s Evers College to eradicate the racial practice of redlining in his neighborhood. 

Carlyle was an avid track fan. He and his Boys High alum made the yearly pilgrimage to the track meet mecca Penn Relays. Carlyle passed on to his love of track to his children. He made time to nurture his daughter's and son's love for track by not only supporting them but their teammates as well. For as much as he'll be remembered for his love of track, Carlyle's love of people will forever be his legacy.

If you were to ask someone to describe Carlyle you would get a variety of answers from a mentor, kind, warm, and full of grace. Whether it was the neighborhood kids of Troy avenue, the high school, college,  or the work friends of Tina and Marc; The consensus was that he was the Dad that treated them all like they were his kids too. 

You’ve run your race. It's time for your trophy. Well done Carlyle Augustus Theobald.

Carl is survived by his wife Delores Theobald of 56 years, daughter Tina Leake and son Marc Theobald, brothers Lancelot Theobald and Efanio “Eppy” Santana. Son-in-law Douglas Leake, daughter in-law Nancy Watkins Theobald, two grand children Taylor and Mateo,  sister in-laws Carol Theobald,  Francine Jackson, Joan Tomlin, Sandra Hill, Jacqueline Lenhardt, Pat Gourdine,  Brother in-laws  Alphonso Lenhardt, Simon Jackson, Nieces  Lynette White, Tracey Theobald, Patrice Theobald, April Jackson, Lisa Tomlin, Kim Tomlin, Robin Lenhardt-Crawley, Tracey Lenhardt-McQuaid, Kim Lenhardt , Nephews Lancelot Jr., Andrew White, Winston Scully, Bill Crawley, Cousins Monica, Winston, Catherine, Jasmine, and Charmaine and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. And so many friends that we cannot name them all.

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May 14, 2020

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