Carl Edward Marhaver, 67, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, on Amelia Island, Florida, his home
Carl was born in Ilion, New York, and graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. An analytical thinker and problem solver who loved a tough challenge, Carl built a long and successful career in refining, business development, and operations management, primarily with Koch Industries, Inc. in Wichita, KS, Pine Bend, MN, and Atlanta, GA. Carl retired as President of Georgia-Pacific Packaging Division in 2014 and led an Executive leadership consulting practice with Marhaver Associates, LLC, until his death.
Carl is survived by his wife, Robin Ferst Marhaver, of Amelia Island; daughters Kristen Marhaver (Mark Vermeij) of Willemstad, Curacao and Kelly Marhaver Klempay (Corbett Klempay) of Austin, TX; their mother Jill Marhaver of Apple Valley, MN; adored grandson Ames Klempay. He was Chairman of the board of his surviving siblings: Joanne Marhaver Smith of Herkimer, NY, Brian Marhaver of Little Falls, NY, David Marhaver (Lynne Marhaver), and Robert Marhaver (Tami Johnson Marhaver), both of Ilion, NY, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews, whom he loved coaching and caring for during summer holidays at Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Laura Katherine “Katie” Marhaver and Edward ”Ned” Arleigh Marhaver, and his brother-in-law, David A. Smith.
At the time of his death, Carl served as President of the Beachside Villas Condominium Association and
on the Governance Committee of the Amelia Island Equity Club. Carl was a lifetime member of the
Amelia Shotgun Sports club, where he enjoyed much success shooting sporting clays with Team
Winchester. Carl was an avid scuba diver for over twenty years, and he nurtured his daughters’ love of
traveling, science, sports, and sunshine on many Caribbean dive trips.
Due to the coronavirus, a memorial service will be held in his birthplace of Ilion, NY, at a later date.
A date and time for friends and family to gather at the home of Robin and Carl will be announced.
As an expression of sympathy, any memorial contributions may be made to the Marhaver Lab, Trust for Conservation Innovation, 405 14th Street, Suite 164, Oakland, CA, 94612.