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Carl Willis Bontemps


1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Carl Willis Bontemps Obituary
Carl Willis Bontemps, passed away on April 5, 2014, age 89. Beloved father of Sandra Bontemps of North Palm Beach, FL; Melissa Bontemps of Stamford, CT; Kevin Bontemps (wife: Beth) of Silverthorne, CO; and grandfather to Ellie Browne. He is also survived by his brother Ron Bontemps, nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews. He was born November 13, 1924, in Taylorville, Illinois to the late Carl W. Bontemps and Katherine McBride Bontemps. He was the cherish husband for 50 years of the late Beatrice Jones Bontemps. Residences included Taylorville, IL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Prairie Village, Kansas; Cobham, Surrey, UK; Bryn Mawr, PA; and Naples, FL. A verteran of WWII, Carl graduated from Taylorville HS and the U of Ill, where he served as president of the Student Senate, and Phi Kappa Psi chapter president. He enjoyed a successful career with Rohm & Haas, subsequently serving as president of the Footwear Industries of America, chairman of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and president of the Greater Naples Leadership He was avid about all his activities and loved boating, sailing, golf, tennis, swimming and basketball. He was proud of his involvement with the Parade of Sail in Philadelphia as well as his work with the Main Line Power Squadron and the Eastern Shore YC. Memorial Services will be held on June 7, 2014 at 11 AM at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA and on June 10 at 11 AM at the Taylorville Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, IL, . In lieu of flowers the Bontemps family suggests donations be made to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida: http://www.conservancy.org/
Published in Main Line Media News on June 8, 2014
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