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Carl Edward Marhaver

Carl Edward Marhaver

March 25, 1953 - July 24, 2020     Age: 67

Carl Edward Marhaver, 67, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, on Amelia Island, Florida, his home
since 2014.

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 KatieMarhaver 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 Equit
y 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.

21 Condolences

  • Christian Fischer Posted July 26, 2020 1:23 pm

    My sincere condolences to you, Robin , and to the entire family and friends of Carl’s. I learned a lot from Carl and he will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Frank Buckman Posted July 26, 2020 2:53 pm

    My heartfelt condolences. Our world has lost a man of great character, compassion, kindness, savvy and love. This is a man for whom I have had the greatest respect. Of course professionally his accomplishments are evident, but it was his devotion to you Robin and the family that impressed most. It is hard to express the depth of my sadness for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Jan Merrick Hill Posted July 26, 2020 11:01 pm

    I was so sorry to hear this news. Carl was a classmate of mine at IHS. What a nice, polite and super smart guy he was. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest In Peace, Carl.

  • Mike Bugal Posted July 27, 2020 12:34 am

    Carl was a classmate of mine from Kindergarten at Annunciation School all the way through Ilion High School. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. We pray for the repose of his soul as well as comfort for his friends and family.

  • Susan M. Nellis Posted July 27, 2020 2:22 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Karen Hackett Posted July 27, 2020 8:06 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of serving with Carl on the Club’s Governance Committee. He was always very thoughtful and respectful. I learned a lot from him. He will be missed.

  • Craig Lowe Posted July 27, 2020 9:10 am

    My condolences to Robin and the entire family. Carl was a positive influence on many lives and will truly be missed. Rest in peace Carl.

  • Carmine Perri Posted July 27, 2020 10:28 am

    My deepest condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Carl at Koch and his time at GP. He was an intellectual, a leader but most of all kind person. He will be missed.

  • Debbie Lawrence Copp Posted July 27, 2020 12:18 pm

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and classmate Carl. Always a friend you could count on, the ” Strong, silent type”. God bless his memory, peace and love to family and friends.

  • JOE MURRAY Posted July 27, 2020 12:50 pm

    Heaven just got a lot brighter. This truly breaks my heart. You never forget true friends no matter the distance. My condolences to Robin and the family. My condolences to the Marhaver family who have been near and dear to me forever.

  • Tye Darland Posted July 27, 2020 1:13 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Carl for over 25 years at Koch and Georgia-Pacific. He was always a great joy to work with. He was also a great asset to the communities he lived in. I also recall seeing him in his uniform for when he refereed soccer games. I also will never forget how he would light up when he would talk about his diving trips with his daughters. He will be missed. My condolences to his entire family.

  • Theresa Perry Posted July 27, 2020 4:30 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. We were classmates at IHS. He was a very nice guy and a good head on his shoulders. I think we all new he was going far. So sad,to young. RIP Carl.

  • Jack Eller Posted July 27, 2020 6:00 pm

    We offer prayers of comfort for the family and friends. Carl was a friend from Annunciation Elementary through High School. He remains a model of what we can become; from a small factory town to a career that took him many places and many friends.

  • The O’Connor Family of Ilion and Florida Posted July 28, 2020 5:12 am

    We’re praying for you Robin and the entire Marhaver family and friends. My husband, David O’Connor loved and admired Carl. He will be truly missed. Knowing that Carl is with his parents is comforting. God Bless

  • Brian Fetherolf Posted July 28, 2020 11:18 am

    Always looked forward to Carl’s sense of humor at the sporting clays events,. Enjoyed sharing my experiences in upstate NY and at SU with him. He kept it real and down to earth.. Rest In Peace.

  • John Pittenger Posted July 28, 2020 4:16 pm

    Carl was one of the best people i have known and a friend and colleague for more than 30 years. Honest, smart, tremendous integrity and toughness. Its hard to explain in a few words. Carl still had a lot of offer our society and his death is a great loss. Susan and i offer our condolences. As we age we lose friends, and Carl’s passing was particularly tough. Carl is in a better place, his legacy is secure and will expand through his contributions to his family and colleagues. God bless you all, and i hope you can carry his marvelous spirit for generations.

  • Mike Busch Posted July 28, 2020 10:21 pm

    I’m praying for you to receive God’s peace during this time. Carl was my favorite plant manager at the Pine Bend refinery In Minnesota. He was “Old School “, “Hand shake “ kind of guy.

  • John and Arnell Byers Posted July 30, 2020 1:02 pm

    Carl added value wherever he happened to be; he did this with his mind, his heart and his personality. Robin, Kristen, Kelly and family, our condolences. As do you, we celebrate his memory and grieve for our loss.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am in a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the softly falling snow.
    I am the gentle showers of rain,
    I am the fields of ripening grain.
    I am in the morning hush,
    I am in the graceful rush
    Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
    I am the starshine of the night.
    I am in the flowers that bloom,
    I am in a quiet room.
    I am in the birds that sing,
    I am in each lovely thing.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there. I do not die.

  • H. Scott Nunneker family Posted August 3, 2020 9:05 am

    Our condolences to the entire Marhaver family and extended family.
    We have had some very special memories with Carl, Jill, Kristen and Kelly.
    RIP Carl, you will be missed.

  • Tami Steele Edick Rogowski Posted August 6, 2020 10:04 pm

    I’m so sorry Joann and family for the loss of your brother. May he R.I.P.

  • Gary Price Posted September 2, 2020 10:41 am

    My deepest sympathy to Marhaver family. Carl was a wonderful colleague and leader for my years that we worked together at Koch/GP. Blessings and peace to you all.

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