Carl Almquist died on Friday, October 18, his birthday at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. Carl was born on October 18, 1950 in Trenton NJ, the son of Ruth and George Almquist.
The family moved to Mystic, CT in 1958. Carl went to work for the Town of Groton, Water Pollution Control Facility in 1972 where he stayed for 40 years when he retired as Assistant Director in 2012. During his career, Carl oversaw the massive expansion of the Water Pollution Control Facility for the Town of Groton and was recognized for his service to water quality issues in CT by many professional and political organizations, including, recognition from the Mumford Cove Association, The Water Environment Federation William D. Hatfield Award and The Raymond V. Lavery Award from The Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association, Inc.
Carl was an active Boy Scout leader for many years leading the boys on many memorable adventures throughout New England and a canoe trip through the Delaware Water Gap.
He was a backpacking enthusiast spending many days with Chris at their cabin in New Hampshire with family and friends and, his good friend loyal dog Camper.
He leaves behind his wife Christine (Atherton) Almquist; two sons, Andrew and his wife Susan and Robert, a step-daughter Julie Hightower and a step-son ThomasVenditti and three grandsons; a brother, Robert and his wife Donna; three brothers-in law and their wives, numerous nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law Elaine Schoell.
Words cannot begin to describe how grateful we are to the nurses, staff and Hospice Unit on the oncology floor of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.
A celebration of Carl’s life will take place on Thursday, October 24th at 11:00 AM. at the Greenman Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery, 197 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic CT.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Whaling City Boxing, Parkinson’s Boxing Program, 436 Broad St., New London, CT 06320.
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