Carl Reuter passed away peacefully June 6th with his family at his side. He was 84 years old. Carl was born January 31, 1935 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, son of Carl R and Florence (Dolan) Reuter. He grew up in Methuen Ma., graduating from Edward Searls High School, 1954. He married his High School sweetheart, Dorothy (Iacobucci) Reuter, February 12th, 1956 at Holy Rosary Church, Lawrence, and remained married for 63 years.
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Carl began his professional career as a Pipe Layer for Mogavero Construction, Peabody, Ma. He enlisted in the 7th US Army, 18th Infantry, February 1954, as Private. In May 1955, Carl was awarded the National Defense Service Medal of Honor, while stationed in Germany. He was promoted to Ammunitions Specialist July 1955. In December 1955 he was released to US Army Reserve, completing eight years of service under the Universal Military Training and Service Act. Carl achieved his Industrial Engineering degree, graduating from Northeastern University, Boston in 1959.
After holding numerous positions at Raytheon Corporation, Carl was hired at IBM East Fishkill as an Engineer, 1962. His IBM career was diverse, holding numerous management positions in Engineering, Components and Finance, until his retirement in June 1992. Carl achieved Quarter Century Club status 1987.
Carl loved to operate and swim in his pool at home. He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially baseball, and was very proud to coach Little League and basketball with his sons. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends. Carl closely followed politics and was never shy about expressing his opinions. Forever the practical joker, he enjoyed life to the fullest. Extremely proud of his military service, Carl continued to serve as a member of American Legion Post 427, Wappinger Falls.
Carl adored his family and is survived by his wife Dorothy (Poughkeepsie), his Daughter Lynne Rosin (Valrico, Florida), and Sons Bill, wife Sylvia (Poughkeepsie), Steven, wife Terri (Saugerties), David , wife Cheryl (Hyde Park), and Brother Richard, (Jupiter, Florida), seven Grand Children, two Great Grandchildren, and extended family.
Visitation will be Thursday June 13th 4-8pm, William G. Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Service will be 10:00am, Friday June 14th Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main Street, followed by Internment, Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie.
Donations in memory can be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134, DONATIONS@COPDFOUNDATION.ORG