Carl Frederick Holthausen Jr., 97, of Owingsville, Ky., died April 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born June 14, 1915, in Palisade, N.J., to the late Carl Frederick Holthausen Sr. and Florence McClave Holthausen.
Carl graduated from Amherst College and did postgraduate work at Woods’ Hole Marine Biological Lab, Stevens’ Institute of Technology and Wright Aeronautical Corp. He was drafted into the service during World War II, attended Annapolis Naval Academy and served in the Pacific on the Destroyer USS “Cotton,” DD No. 669 as the CIC officer. At the completion of the war, he raised a family in New Jersey with his wife, Barbara. He worked in the Holthausen Family Department Store, and in later years, he was a broker in Commercial Real Estate. Carl and Barbara retired to Florida and moved to Bath County 10 years ago.
Carl was a member of Rotary International and the Haworth New Jersey Police Reserves. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques, woodworking and decoys, RVs and camping with his wife.
Survivors include one son, Carl “Charlie” Frederick Holthausen III (Gail), of Steamboat Springs; two daughters, Jane Hogge, of Owingsville, and Florence McClave Hittner (Richard), of Closter, N.J.; six grandchildren, including Jean Hogge, of Mount Sterling, whom he helped raise, and Matthew and Laura Holthausen, of Steamboat; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Lee Holthausen; one daughter, Martha Holthausen; one brother, Duncan Holthausen; and one sister, Marguerite Highmark.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carl’s memory to St. Claire Hospice, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351. The people at St. Claire’s Hospice have been more than wonderful in helping the family and making Carl’s last months pain free and cheerful. They are the unsung heroes of our lives.
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