Carl Ganz

Obituary of Carl Ganz

Carl J. Ganz Sr., 85, Korean War veteran and lifelong resident of Elizabeth, entered into eternal rest on December 19, 2016 after a brief but courageous battle with leukemia. Carl was born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Christian and Julia Ganz. Carl served his country in the Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. After leaving service, Carl worked for Wilson & Jones then Thomas & Betts eventually retiring in 1995 after 27 years of service. Carl was a member of the Fulton Boys and longtime member of the Knights of Columbus #253. Carl was an avid reader of history and was lifelong NY Giants and Yankees fan. He also enjoyed his daily crossword puzzles. Carl cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, the pride and joy of his life. For 55 years, Carl was the beloved husband of Marie (MacIntyre) Ganz. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Carl Jr. and his wife Wendy, his daughter Kathleen Fulse and her husband Steven and his son Eric and his fiancé Marilyn Lopez, and a brother Kenneth of CA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Erin, Carl III, Steven Jr., Rose, Emily, Anna, and Sarah. A new grandson is due in February. He is predeceased by his infant son Mark. Services will be held at the August F. Schmidt Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Calling hours are Monday, December 26th 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass is at St. Patrick R.C. church, Elizabeth, beginning at 10 am with burial to follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pregnancy Aid Center 59 Thompson St., Raritan, NJ in memory of Carl J. Ganz.
Monday
26
December

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, December 26, 2016
August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home
139 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
27
December

Funeral Service

9:15 am
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home
139 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
27
December

Mass

10:00 am
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Saint Patrick R. C. Church
215 Court Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave.
Colonia, New Jersey, United States