Carl M. Fender of New Milford, CT, passed away Tuesday May 9, 2017 at New Milford Hospital at the age of 81.
He was born June 30, 1935 in Niagara Falls, NY, son of the late Carl M. and Thelma (Petsch) Fender. He served in the United States Army then married Lillian Foote in Van Nuys, CA, on April 14, 1962. They Lived in New Milford, CT, since 1978 and for five years they toured the United States in an R.V. before returning to New Milford. Mr. Fender had worked as a Semi-conductor Engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto, CA and Wappingers Falls, NY, where he was made a key technologist. He had also worked at American Micro Systems in Pocatello, ID, and Photonics in Brookfield, CT, retiring after 35 years in 1997.
Besides his wife Lillian he is survived by his son Randy Fender of New Milford, CT, daughters Cheri Herbert and her husband Kevin of New Milford, CT and Michelle Fender and her husband Jake Ramirez of St. Petersburg, FL and his grandchildren Joshua, Zachary and Sarah.
He is remembered for his deep personal integrity, his breadth and depth of knowledge on many subjects, his foresight and insight regarding technology and the environment.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to The Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT 06776 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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