Carl Franzen


Carl Franzen, 80, of Birch Creek Road in Pine Hill, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born in Eckern Forde, Northern Germany on December 13, 1927, the son of the late Willi and Elle Pollnow Franzen.

For 30 years he was a baker for R & K in Brooklyn having retired in 1988.

Carl had been an area resident since 2000. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a past member of the Greenport American Legion Post. He was an avid gardener.

Surviving are his wife, Sofie Solber Franzen and a brother Gunther of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16 at 12 noon at the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia.

The family suggests donations may be made to the Heart of the Catskills Animal Shelter in Delhi, NY 13753.

Arrangements were by E.  Gormerly Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia.