Carroll W. Haddaway, 68, schoolteacher

April 30, 2006

Carroll W. Haddaway, a social studies teacher for more than 40 years at a Howard County middle school, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Sykesville. He was 68.

Born in the Walbrook section of Baltimore in 1937, Mr. Haddaway lived in Cambridge on the Eastern Shore from 1947 until 1951. The family returned to the Baltimore area, where Mr. Haddaway graduated from Milford Mill High School in Baltimore County. Mr. Haddaway spent four years in the Navy.

In 1960, he earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Towson University. By 1965, he had begun teaching at Clarksville Middle School, where he continued teaching until his fatal illness.

His wife, the former Rosalind Dickson, recalled yesterday that he had little interest in retirement despite the length of his service. He ended his career teaching eighth-graders in the gifted and talented program, according to his wife.

"He loved teaching children, and he knew just everything about U.S. history," she said.

Summers didn't slow him down, she said. Mr. Haddaway worked in those months for local banks as a courier, according to his wife. Mr. Haddaway became ill at the end of the 2004-2005 school year and did not return to teach last fall.

Once someone asked him what it had been like to teach for 40 years. He quipped: "Don't ask!" But in truth, his wife said, he loved it all. "I taught under five superintendents, five supervisors and eight principals," he would boast, according to his wife.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Loring Byers Funeral Directors, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Haddaway is survived by three sons, Bill R. Brown of Silver Spring, Brian K. Brown of Elkridge and Jeffrey C. Haddaway of Sykesville; a brother, Donald Haddaway of Ellicott City; and three grandchildren. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

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