Carl H. Sporkmann

Carl H. Sporkmann, 66, of New Fairfield, died peacefully on December 24, 2010 at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.  He is survived by his loving wife of forty-four years, Grace (Della Donna) Sporkmann.

Carl was born in Dobbs Ferry NY, son of the late Ewald and Berta (Gonska) Sporkmann.  He grew up in Elmsford, NY, graduated Archbishop Stepanac High School Class of 1962, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Business School of Fordham University and his MBA from Pace University.

Mr. Sporkmann began his professional career as an executive with General Foods Corporation.  Throughout his career he worked for large and small businesses as an Executive Financial Officer.  His entrepreneurial spirit carried him through many endeavors leading him to a dedicated life of service of 11 years as a CT State Marshall.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

A resident of New Fairfield for the past thirty-eight years he served in the town government and was currently a member of the Candlewood Lions Club, and the CT State Marshalls Organization.  Carl was an avid collector of antiques, fine wine and golf memorabilia.  He enjoyed any reason to celebrate with friends, cooking and planning family events around the holidays.  He was an enthusiastic golfer and enjoyed travelling as well as caring for his home. 

“Poppy” was a dedicated and devoted grandfather and enjoyed going for haircuts, sharing ice cream, playing games and watching sports with Sebastien.  His grandson was the light of his life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kurt A. Sporkmann of Centreville, VA; two daughters, Kimberly J. Clark and her husband, Jason of North Providence, RI and Kristen M. Sporkmann of New Fairfield; a beloved grandson, Sebastien Davis of New Fairfield, a sister, and two nieces.

A special thank you is extended for the outstanding and thoughtful care provided by Dr. Charles Cahn, Internal Medicine; Dr. Michael Cohenuram and all associated with the Praxair Cancer Center. Additionally the family is grateful to the services and compassion provided by the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield.

Interment will be at the direction of the family.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday from 5PM to 8PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to the Sebastien Davis Educational Fund, Union Savings Bank, Route 39, New Fairfield, CT.

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