South Hadley -- Carl Cushing Krogh, a resident of Loomis Village, formerly of Deerfield, died Nov. 30, 2012 at age 93 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst. He died of an aggressive form of lymphoma less than three weeks after the start of a rapid decline in his health.
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Carl Krogh was the youngest son of James Paulsen Krogh of West Hartford, Conn., and Jean Greenough Krogh, a native of Deerfield. He graduated from Wm. H. Hall High School in West Hartford, Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College.
After college he worked a year at Colt Firearms in Hartford and then joined the Navy, from which he was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant.
His business career was mostly in the manufacture and distribution of pecialty metals. He spent 20 years with Firth Sterling, Inc. in McKeesport, PA, working up to executive vice president. He was assistant director of Organization Planning at ITT International Headquarters in New York and then was a manufacturer's representative covering New England for several specialty metal manufacturers.
He and his wife Mary moved to Deerfield in 1977. He served on the Deerfield Planning Board, several years as chairman, was treasurer and board member of the PVMA; clerk of the Laurel Hill Cemetery; and treasurer of his college class.
In 2000, he and Mary moved to Loomis Village. He enjoyed singing with various local choirs, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus and the South Hadley Chorale and was a lifelong piano player for his own enjoyment. His other interests included genealogy, history, writing for pleasure, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, other people, and reading. He was capable with his hands and his sharp mind and was appreciated for his interest in the world about him and his sense of humor.
His wife of almost 66 years, Mary Basten Krogh, died in April 2009.
He is survived by his beloved companion, Mafalda Handler.
He leaves four daughters and sons-in-law: Christine Sandiford and David Sandiford of Manchester, England; Jean Krogh and Robert Solosko of Deerfield; Elizabeth Krogh and Nick Grabbe of Amherst and Anne Bonaparte-Krogh and Paul Bonaparte-Krogh of Concord, NH. He leaves seven grandchildren: Jennifer Sandiford of Corwen, Wales; Liz Sandiford of Berkeley, CA; Benjamin Krogh-Grabbe of Amherst, and Alexander Krogh-Grabbe of Amherst; Mary Wahlman-Krogh of Medford; Kate Merva of Hillsborough, NH; and Phoebe Bonaparte-Krogh of Concord, NH.
Carl donated his body to the UMass Medical School.
Donations in Carl's memory may be made to the Hospice of the Fisher Home, which created a supportive space for his death and for the family; its address is 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002. Or please donate blood in his memory.
Published in The Recorder on Dec. 4, 2012