Carl Andrew Divinyi (1938 - 2018)

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Carl Andrew Divinyi, 79, died in Palmer, Alaska, on Jan. 4, 2018. He was born in the farming village of Nyirderzs, Hungary, on Dec. 22, 1938. They were fortunate to immigrate to a Hungarian community in Detroit, Mich., in 1940. Carl and sister, Emily, were raised with hard working parents. By 1946, they were U.S. Citizens and bought a brick house: the American Dream.
Carl attended University of Alaska Fairbanks and earned a degree in Wildlife Management in 1963. It was there he met Judy, but life took them on different paths. Carl entered the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, married Joyce and was soon off to Vietnam during 1965-1966. Two daughters were born over the next four years.
Carl's career began as a Wildlife Biologist with Alaska Fish and Game, and later with Florida Fish and Game in Joyce's home state. After tagging alligators, and over the next 25 years, he worked in public and private arenas as Environmental Consultant, then Chief of the Environmental Management Division at Fort Benning, Ga. He retired as Lt. Colonel, USAR.
In 1997, Carl and Judy reconnected and married a year later. They worked at her store, Arctic Travelers Gift Shop, until it was sold. They worked and volunteered for Jo Scott and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, until retiring to Palmer, Alaska, in 2010. They traveled and cruised, checking off everything on their bucket lists.
Carl is survived by his wife, Judy Robertson Divinyi; daughter, Bridy and husband Terry McBee and their son Hudson; daughter, Erin Divinyi; cousins, Louie Barati, Tony Veress, Frank Vago and their families; and former wife, Joyce Keith. Carl delighted in the annual antics of OFGT (Old Farts Golf Team) members, UAF Class of 1963, Rodger Hughes, Dick Stock and Pat Sharrock. He was a fine mentor to Judy's sons, Cameron and Joseph. He will be remembered in Palmer by the good neighbors of Mountain Rose Estates.
At Carl's request, a memorial with military honors will take place next summer, when the family gathers to celebrate his good humor and loving kindness in our lives.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2018
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