Carl John Stahl
Carl John Stahl, 82 years old, passed away peacefully from a long-term illness on August 23, 2021 surrounded by his family. A fifty-year resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, he was born in Brooklyn, New York, son of John and Catherine Pavlicko Stahl. He proudly served in the US Marines, crediting this experience with his lifelong patriotism and sense of purpose. Driven to advance his education, he graduated from New York University, while working full-time, and then earning a Master's Degree in International Trade from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. An avid political supporter, he also ran for New York State Assembly in New York City at age 27, needing only 700 more votes to unseat the multi-term incumbent. He and his wife, Catherine, and their two young daughters, later journeyed overseas with his employer, the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, to Frankfurt, Germany. After returning to the states to continue his advertising career in Manhattan, they chose Greenwich to raise their family. Deciding to embark on his own path, he built and sold several successful businesses, enjoying entrepreneurship. After that, a favorite job working for USAID took him to Cascais, Portugal to live temporarily while helping build the local economy. For a number of years on his own turf, he proudly coached the Old Greenwich Binney Bears football team. He also dedicated much of his time to improving his community in Silo Hill by serving on the board. Carl was a man who valued adventure, knowledge and learning new skills. He will be remembered for his love of skiing, sailing and travel. He had an unrelenting thirst for understanding history and current events. In his presence, family and friends always enjoyed learning something new from him and exchanging ideas. He will also be admired for his woodworking skills and teaching himself how to play jazz on the piano. Always ready to share a funny story, his big smile and sense of humor will be dearly missed. He cherished Catherine, his wife of 56 years, daughters, Sandy Stahl and Carolyn Ruggiero (Steve), and his grandchildren, Joshua, Carolyn, Noah, Meagan, Anna and Chad. The family will be having a private memorial at The First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.
Published by Greenwich Time on Aug. 25, 2021.