Obituary of Carl Hohengarten (1959 – 2021) – Simsbury, CT

Carl Robert Hohengarten, 62, of Vernon, Connecticut, died on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1959 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Carl S. Hohengarten, Jr. and Gail Ione (Grone) Hohengarten of St. Louis, MO. He lived in Lebanon, CT and the Dominican Republic before moving to Vernon, CT 10 years ago. In his youth, Carl was an athlete and a scholar. He graduated from Avon Old Farms, Class of 1976, and was inducted into the AOF Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 as part of the undefeated CISSAC Swimming and Diving Team of 1975-1976. Carl was a talented diver, winning championships and honors as an All-America interschool honor roll athlete in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events in 1972, 1975 and 1976. Carl graduated from the l Denison University, Class of 1983, receiving a BA in History. He won first place in the 3-meter diving event of the Swimming and Diving Championship in the 1977-1978 school year. Carl worked in IT consulting for many years and also obtained certificates from the Computer Processing Institute for Business Computer Programming in 1984 and Villanova University for IS / IT project management in 2007. Carl loved literature and learning. history, especially military history, and was a collector. of books, maps and weapon memorabilia. He enjoyed archery, writing, drawing, music, cooking and rolling his own cigarettes. He was working on a novel at the time of his death. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Gail Hohengarten of Simsbury, CT, his brother, Michael Hohengarten of Tampa, FL, and his brother-in-law Wayne Bursey of Bloomfield, CT. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Bursey of Bloomfield, CT, Molly Carpenter and her husband Dan Carpenter of Simsbury, CT, and Kelly Hohengarten Segee and her husband, Bob Segee of Bloomfield, CT; her sister-in-law Lynn Hohengarten, of Tampa FL; her nieces, Caroline Carpenter Meckel and her husband, Steven Meckel of Simsbury, CT, and Lindsey Hohengarten, of Tampa FL; and his nephew, Benjamin Segee, of Bloomfield, CT. Carl’s family would like to thank John and Sheila Davis of Vernon, CT and Cathy Flippen for their loving friendship and company over the years. The services will be private. Vincent Funeral Home in Simsbury is making arrangements. Please visit Carl’s ‘Book of Memories’ at for online tributes.

Posted by Hartford Courant on December 12, 2021.

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