Carl U. Wren

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Wren, Carl U.

Pittsford: Died peacefully at the VA Nursing Home, Canandaigua, NY, on Friday, October 25, 2013, at age 90. He was born 2/26/23 & grew up in Hallowell, Maine. He served in the Army during WWII, was wounded in the invasion of Luzon in the Philippines, & received the Purple Heart.

Carl was predeceased by twin brothers, Merrill & Merle. He is survived by his wife, Lesta of Pittsford; brother, Donn (Ann) of Port Charlotte, FL; 2 sisters, Catherine Bockstruck of Godfrey, IL & Frances Marden of Wilmington, MA; son, Christopher (Jill) of Madison, WI 3 daughters, Jennifer (Neil) Davoren of Redmond, WA, Wendy Wren of Greenville, SC, & Alison (Dr. Carter) McCormack of Greenville, SC; & 7 grandchildren.

Carl taught American History & was Social Studies Department Chair at Churchville-Chili High School. He had also coached football, basketball & golf. He retired in 1982. He had also taught Social Studies many years ago at John Marshall High School & Newark Valley High School. Carl was a 1950 U of R graduate, & was inducted into the U of R Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Many thanks to the caring nursing staff, Building 8, at the VA Nursing Home.

No calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the family's convenience. Contributions in Carl's memory may be made to the U of R Men's Athletic Assoc. Online Condolences welcomed at:


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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Oct. 27, 2013
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