Carl E. Langner, 79, of North Haven and beloved husband of Jean Langner passed away April 5, 2013 after a brief illness. Carl, son of the late Conrad Langner and Mary Smallman Langner was born in New Haven on Aug. 24, 1933. Carl retired from Metro North Railroad after 45 years of service. He loved vacations at the family cabin in Maine, cruises with his wife Jean and spending time in Florida. Carl was an avid sports fan, he loved the UCONN women's basketball team and the New York Giants. He especially loved the Redsox, whom he saw win the World Series twice. Every summer Carl looked forward to family picnics, volleyball and horseshoes.
Carl proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps
during the Korean war
. He loved jazz music and was an amazing dancer. He also loved his Corvette and had been a proud owner since his first one in 1953. Carl will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Besides his wife Jean, Carl is survived by his children, Sandy Renfro (Kevin) of Middletown, Carl Langner (Connie) of North Haven, Kim Nicefaro (Anthony) of North Haven and Jay Langner (Diana) of North Haven. Carl is survived by eight grandchildren, Tracey, Michael and Kyle Langner of North Haven, Anthony and Austin Nicefaro of North Haven, Tyler Renfro of Middletown, Samantha and Jacob Langner of North Haven, as well as his brother Robert Langner of Wallingford and many nieces, nephews and his extended family of friends.
Services were held April 9, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Francis Cabrini Church. Interment with full military honors followed in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508 or the
, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr. #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.