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James "Jimmy" L. Carl

May 16, 1941 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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James "Jimmy" L. Carl Obituary

James “Jimmy” L. Carl, 82, of the Town of Oppenheim, New York, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, September 26, 2023 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife near.

He was born on May 16, 1941 in Dysart, Pennsylvania and was the son of the late, Paul Carl and Florence (Cameron) Carl. Jimmy was educated at White Plains High School and graduated with the Class of 1958.

On August 27, 1962, Jimmy enlisted in the United States Army where he earned the rank of SP5(T)/E-5 and the Expert Rifle and Good Conduct Medal. During his three years in the military, he was stationed at several bases around the country. On August 26, 1965, he was honorably discharged from the Army.

Jimmy was united in marriage to Hazel Lynn Burt on August 9, 1975 in Katonah, New York. The couple recently celebrated 48 years together.

He was formerly employed with Bedford Central Schools and was the head of maintenance for 30 years until his retirement in 2004.

He was a former member of the Katonah Fire Department and is a member of the Sprite Club.

Jimmy and Lynn had a love for the Adirondacks for years and permanently moved to the Oppenheim area in 2004. He was enjoyed working on his property and home, snowmobiling watching wildlife, western movies and cutting trees.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn Carl at home; and his sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Walter “Woody” Wood of Oppenheim, NY; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and caring neighborhood friends.

Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, his step-father, Milton Thomas and a brother, William Car.

In keeping with family wishes, there will be no services. The family is being cared for by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York.

Lynn would like to thank Mountain Valley Hospice, Little Falls Dialysis Nurses, Ryan White, PA, St. Johnsville Primary Care and the Oppenheim Volunteer Fire Department for all of their support for Jimmy during his illness.

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