John Carlow – A Man of Many Talents
John Carlow was a man of many talents. His passion for music and deep spirituality were both infectious.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Survived by his loving spouse Jimmie Lynn Martin Carlow and numerous stepchildren, he left us all with fond memories.
He was a long-standing member of Cramerton Freewill Baptist Church in Gastonia, NC where he served as both an elder and deacon for over two decades. He was an incredibly special friend to many and will be greatly missed.
Early Life and Education
On August 2, 1820, John Conwill was born in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow and raised under the guidance of world-class teacher John Conwill. Through this ‘hedge school’ education he received from Conwill, John acquired skills in English composition, mathematics, drawing and surveying that would later shape his career as a scientist.
Tyndall attended this one-room ‘non-denominational’ national school until his seventeenth birthday, an uncommon feat for most country lads at that time. His aptitude in mathematics and surveying led to employment at the Ordnance Survey office in Youghal, Cork in 1840; shortly thereafter, he relocated to Preston, Lancashire, and studied night classes at Mechanics Institute.
As a tribute to his remarkable feats, several Mount Tyndalls have been named in his honour around the globe – including the majestic Matterhorn peak in Switzerland which he led the first recorded climb up.
John Carlow developed his athletic abilities at Burrillville High School and went on to have a storied college football career. As captain and an all-conference pick for the Broncos’ 1993 state championship team, Carlow earned himself an illustrious name in college football circles.
As a professional, he spent 17 years with Emerson’s Lifecycle Services business in various management roles. He possesses extensive knowledge in project management, leadership and operations.
He currently works as a business development manager for the company and serves as volunteer coach to both Carlow University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Sgt Foley, an accomplished garda who was recognized for his commitment and integrity, was warmly appreciated by Judge Geraldine Carthy during her farewell speech recently. He has served the Carlow community with distinction and is a credit to An Garda Siochana.
Achievements and Honors
John Tyndall is one of Ireland’s greatest scientists, having reached the pinnacle of 19th century research. His early education has been compared to that of a ‘hedge school’ student but thanks to John Conwill in Ballinabranagh, Carlow, he received an exceptional foundation in mathematics, English composition, drawing and surveying under his teacher John Conwill’s expert tutelage.
At the conclusion of his academic career, he was appointed to the Royal Society – Britain’s equivalent of the National Academy of Sciences. Additionally, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, widely considered one of science’s highest honors.
John Carlow was raised in Leighlinbridge and developed an aptitude for problem solving. After studying mathematics and surveying, he went on to work for the Ordnance Survey in Youghal, Co Cork, and Preston, Lancashire.
He also attended night classes at the Mechanics Institute, and his talents in maths and surveying led to him being promoted to assistant surveyor.
John became a father in 1985 when he welcomed his daughter Orla into the world. Two decades later, he became a grandad too – something which he thoroughly enjoyed. John was an endearing and popular man who always had a smile on his face. He loved his family and friends dearly and will be greatly missed by them all. Sadly, John passed away recently due to illness.
John Carlow boasts a net worth of $3.7 million, an impressive figure for someone who has only been in business for two decades.
He began his career as a turn-around artist, the kind of person who claims they can revive an outdated candy bar that people have been eating for 109 years. He traveled to Pittsburgh in order to save Clark Confectionery Company which had been struggling financially for some time.
He also managed to turn around Kittinger Co. in Buffalo, which had been producing high-quality desks and chairs since 1865. For an undisclosed price, he bought the company; however, he failed to pay workers’ compensation or FICA taxes, leaving factory workers without jobs.