Karl Burns Litzelman, 97, of Middletown, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 4. He was born in Blakely, Pennsylvania, on April 6, 1919. He was proud to have been a Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout and being in the AV club in high school. He always loved gadgets, “new technology” and music – he started organ lessons when he was 65. He met the love of his life, Marjorie, while attending college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was a loving and devoted husband for 74 years. Karl was in World War II and served in the Pacific theater where he received a Purple Heart. He was ultimately stationed at Fort Monmouth with the Signal Corp, was active in the NJ National Guard and retired from the Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. He then worked on the private sector and retired from Shrewsbury State Bank as a business development officer in 1992. He is remembered as a true gentleman with a friendly loving spirit and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie; their three daughters, Mary Mortier and husband Alain, Janne Nemyo and Linda Curry and husband Mike.
The family asks that you make a donation to The Presbyterian Church of Shrewsbury’s organ fund, 352 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.
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