Carl Robert Hohengarten, 62, of Vernon, CT died Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born May 27, 1959 in Boston, MA, son of the late Carl S. Hohengarten, Jr. and Gail Ione (Grone) Hohengarten, originally of St. Louis, MO. He lived in Lebanon, CT and the Dominican Republic prior to moving to Vernon, CT 10 years ago. In his youth, Carl was an athlete and a scholar. He graduated from Avon Old Farms, class of 1976, and was inducted into the AOF Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006 as part of the undefeated CISSAC Championship Varsity Swimming and Diving Team of 1975-1976. Carl was a talented diver, winning championships and honors as an All-America Interscholastic honor roll athlete in 1-metre and 3-metre diving events in 1972, 1975, and 1976.
Carl graduated from Denison University, class of 1983, receiving a BA in History. He secured first place in the Swimming and Diving Championship 3-metre dive event in school year 1977-1978. Carl worked in IT consulting for many years and also earned certificates from the Computer Processing Institute for Business Computer Programming in 1984 and from Villanova University for IS/IT Project Management in 2007.
Carl loved literature and history, especially military history, and was a collector of books, maps, and weapons memorabilia. He loved archery, writing, drawing, music, cooking, and rolling his own cigarettes. He was working on a novel at the time of his passing.
Carl was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Gail Hohengarten of Simsbury, CT, his brother, Michael Hohengarten of Tampa, FL, and his brother-in-law Wayne Bursey of Bloomfield, CT. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Bursey of Bloomfield, CT, Molly Carpenter and her husband Dan Carpenter of Simsbury, CT, and Kelly Hohengarten Segee and her husband, Bob Segee of Bloomfield, CT; his sister-in-law Lynn Hohengarten, of Tampa FL; his nieces, Caroline Carpenter Meckel and her husband, Steven Meckel of Simsbury, CT, and Lindsey Hohengarten, of Tampa FL; and his nephew, Benjamin Segee, of Bloomfield, CT.
Carl’s family wishes to thank John and Sheila Davis of Vernon, CT and Cathy Flippen for their loving friendship and companionship over the years.
Services will be private. The Vincent Funeral Home of Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Carl’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.