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Carl John Stringer Jr.

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Carl J Stringer
Norfolk - Captain Carl John Stringer, Jr. (SC) United States Navy died on April 13, 2013 at Harbor's Edge in Norfolk, Virginia. Carl was born in Burlington, Vermont on May 10th, 1922 to Blanche and Carl Stringer. He graduated in 1943 from Clark University in Worcester, MA. The Navy sent him to Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and to supply corps school at Harvard under the V-12 program. Later in his career, the Navy selected him to attend Harvard Business School where he received an MBA with distinction in 1958. A veteran of WWII, he served two years as supply officer at the major PT base in the Pacific. After 27 years he ended his Navel career as Commander Defense Depot Mechanicsburg, PA. His second career was as vice president for Logistics and Computer Services for a division of Bristol Meyers Squibb in Cincinnati, Ohio. He retired to Norfolk, Virginia where he was active in the early years of the Norfolk Downtown Council, served on the board of the Old Dominion Learning in Retirement program, and also served on the board of the World Affairs Council. Captain Stringer was a longtime member of the ACLU, a strong supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and a member of the American Humanist Society. Carl is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia (Hamel), his four daughters, Cynthia Perry of Tiburon, CA, Stephanie Stringer of Norfolk, Amy Stringer of Norwich, VT and Sarah Gutfreund of Cincinnati, OH, four exceptionally fine sons-in-law - Bruce, Steve, Jaan and Tom, two grandchildren, Lucy Rojansky of Washington, DC and Tristan Stringer of Tiburon, CA, and one great-granddaughter Edith Rojansky. He is also survived by his sister Paula Cooney of Worcester, MA, niece Megan, and nephews Garrett and Trevor. Throughout their lives, the Stringers have supported organizations devoted to equal justice and education. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carl and Virginia Stringer Scholarship Fund, 900 Main Street, Clark University, Worcester, MA or WHRO Public Radio, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. A reception will be held at Harbor's Edge in Norfolk on Friday, April 19
10:30 a.m. - noon.


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 17, 2013
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