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Obituary: Carl G. Sittler, 81

Jan 13, 2015 03:37PM ● By Bill Gilman
CHELMSFORD -- Carl G. Sittler age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 9, 2015 at the Lowell General Hospital as a result of complications from a stroke he suffered in December.

He was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Carl enlisted in the Army to serve his country during the Korean War. He was deployed overseas and was also stationed at Fort Devens, being honorably discharged after three years of active service. While stationed stateside, he met and married the love of his life Sandra E. (Picard) Sittler, daugher of the late Victor A. and Thelma M. Picard of Lowell, MA. At the time of his death Carl and Sandra had shared 58 years of marriage.

Carl was a resident of Chelmsford for the past 53 years. He also was the Owner/Proprietor of Carl G. Sittler Inc., an automotive repair business successfully operated in Tewksbury, MA. for over 45 years. He conducted his affairs on his word and a handshake and earned a reputation of Reliability, Integrity, and Fairness. 

He was an active member of the Tewksbury Lions Club for many years. He was elected twice as its President and also served on its Board.

Carl was a devoted husband, loving father and gracious grandfather. He most enjoyed time spent with his family. In additional to being an avid Red Sox Fan, he was an ardent tinkerer who could fix most anything, and he especially enjoyed his home.

In addition to his wife Sandra, Carl is survived by his daughter: Carla (Sittler) Destramp and her fiance John Slot of Hudson, NH. His son: Darryl Sittler and his wife Karen of Chelmsford. Grandchildren: Jess Destramp, Victor Sittler, CJ Destramp, Katie Sittler and Devin Sittler. 1 brother: Kenneth Henry and his family of Kutztown, PA. A sister-in-law: Linda Siegelin and her husband Terry of Florida, as well as aunts, nieces and nephews. Carl was predeceased by his mother: Marie Rose Henry, and brothers; Donald Henry and Harold Henry, Jr.

SITTLER -- A time of closure following his cremation will be offered through visiting hours to be held at the ARCHAMBAULT FUNERAL HOME, 309 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M. His family invites you to stay following the visiting hours to celebrate his life through a Memorial Ceremony beginning approximately at 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Carl may be made to the Tewksbury Lions Club, P.O. Box 314, Tewksbury, MA. 01876. Funeral Director Victor J. Archambault Jr. 

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