The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 2, 1999


Karl J. Kammann, Jr. Retired floral designer

Karl J. Kammann, Jr., 87, of Carlisle Village Court, died Sunday, June 27, 1999. Born in 1911, he was a native of New York and resided there until 1992, after his retirement, when he relocated to Massachusetts to be with his children and wife Edith (Tenney) Kammann, now deceased.

Mr. Kammann trained in floriculture at Newtown Agricultural High School in Queens, New York. Upon graduation in 1929, he joined his father, also a floral designer, at Bunyard's. He then joined Jack Trepel and in 1939 their floral shop became the first tenant in Rockefeller Center. Mr. Kammann rose to the position of manager and chief floral designer, along the way gaining many prominent patrons and admirers of his craft; eventually his name became synonymous with the business and he was known as "Karl of Trepel's." Eventually he acquired the business and operated it for many years.

Mr. Kammann enjoyed landscaping and gardening at his longtime home in Garden City, New York, and it was there, under his tutelage, that his children developed their skill and enthusiasm for these interests. A sometimes carpenter, his instinct for design resulted in many woodworking projects. A family love of fishing, quoits, and horseshoes helped bond him to his parents, three brothers, and a sister.

He is survived by three daughters: Edith E. McEvoy of Heald Road, Kelly of Hingham, Elizabeth A. Murphy of Northport, New York, and one son, Karl J. Kammann III of Merrimack, NH; one brother, Richard W. Kammann of West Hartford, Connecticut; one sister-in-law, Florence Kammann of New York, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Frederick, Robert and Katherine Heim.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, June 30, from the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Home, Concord, followed by a funeral Mass at Saint Irene Church in Carlisle.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Emerson Hospital, Hospice Program, ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742 or to your local library for a horticultural book.

College and post-graduate graduations—'99

· Ned Peterson of Westford Street graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science. He will be working for a consulting firm in Cambridge.

· Kara Miller of Fiske Street received a B.A. in English from Yale University.

· Reuki Bhavnani Schutt graduated from New England School of Law, May 28, and was sworn in to the Massachusetts Bar, June 14. Reuki grew up in Carlisle on Log Hill Road, graduated from the Carlisle and CCHS schools and from Bradford College. She now lives in Canton, Massachusetts with her husband Dr. Roger Schutt and their three daughters Premela, Anjali and Sarojini.

· Seumas F. Sargent of Lowell Street has been awarded a B. A. degree in communications and sociology in May from Boston College. He graduated cum laude and will be attending the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in the fall.

· Peter Milliken of Estabrook Road received an MBA degree June 12 from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He and his wife Ashley live in Norwich, Vermont, where he has a job with Green Mountain Partners, a private equity company in Quechee, Vermont.

· Audra Katherine Phillips of West Street graduated from Elon College with a degree in elementary education.

· Calvin Hwakong Cheng of Stoney Gate Way received a B.S. degree from Brown University. Cheng completed a concentration in engineering.

· Kristyn Goehring of Woodridge Road graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts with a B.A. degree in psychology. She has taken a position with the State Street Corporation.

· Alice Andreassen of Cross Street recently received a master's degree from Cambridge College. As part of the Graduate Degree program, Alice completed a thesis entitled "Designing and Developing an Effective Mentoring Program for Women: A Guidebook for Managers." Alice was awarded a master's of management degree with a certificate in business at a graduation ceremony held at Brandeis University on May 30. Working at Tufts Health Plan in Waltham for the past 4 1/2 years, Alice is looking to explore new opportunities.

· David Huber of Partridge Lane received his Ph.D. in cognitive science from the psychology department at the University of Indiana on May 8. He will take a post-doctoral position at the University of Colorado in September.

· Richard Snell of Monroe Hill Road received a B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Snell majored in history.

· Rebecca Upton of Baldwin Road received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University on May 31. She conducted field work in Botswana under a Fulbright Fellowship for her dissertation entitled: "Our Blood Does Not Agree:" Negotiating Infertility in Northern Botswana. Rebecca has accepted a post-doctorate fellowship at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, starting in September.

· Laurelie Willard graduated from Syracuse University and will be teaching in the Denver, Colorado public school system.

· Steven Lehotsky of West Street graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College. Lehotsky was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society and awarded two prizes: the Brooks Cup for Debating, and the Lockwood Debating Prize. Lehotsky will be attending Harvard Law School in the fall.

· Sylvia Willard of Bellows Hill Road received an M.S. degree in environmental studies from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell on June 6.

· Parvina Rebbi of Indian Hill Road, graduated summa cum laude from Boston University on May 23. She received her B.A. with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. She received the Phi Beta Kappa award for academic leadership and an Alumni departmental award for excellence in physics. Rebbi will be going to the University of Illinois for graduate studies in physics.

· Heather Gill of Cambridge, Massachusetts, formerly of Carlisle, received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Bates College. A dean's list student, she participated in the 1996 Leadership Academy and the 1997-98 Outing Club Council.

· Jennifer Leonard of Carleton Road was awarded a MALD degree at the May 1999 commencement of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 1993 and is a graduate of CCHS, class of 1989. Jen is on the staff of the Office of Nuclear Non-proliferation, Department of Energy, in Washington, D.C.

· Allison Micarelli of Maple Street graduated from Lafayette College on May 22. Earning an A.B. in both English and art, Allison graduated magna cum laude, with honors in English.

· Melissa Hartkopf of Oak Knoll Road graduated from the University of Vermont with a BSEd in elementary education K—6.

· Graduating from Regis College were Jacqueline Krokar of Skelton Road, who received a bachelor of arts in communication, and Judith Lane of Concord Street, who received a post master's certificate in nursing to become a nurse practitioner.

· Caroline Bing of Old East Street graduated magna cum laude with honors from Colgate University with a B.A. degree in economics. Bing is enrolled in the masters of accounting program at Northeastern University .

· Micheala Daly of Carroll Drive graduated cum laude from Elon College, North Carolina, majoring in sports medicine. With an ASMC (American Sports Medicine Certified), she will be working at Maximum Potential in Greensboro, North Carolina.

· Andrew Hackbarth of Baldwin Road graduated cum laude from Harvard College on June 10. He received an A.B. in applied math and will be working at Fusion Systems Japan in Boston.

· Jennifer James, a graduate of both Carlisle Middle School (K-8) and Concord-Carlisle Regional High School graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University-Boston. Jennifer has earned a BSBA majoring in marketing from Northeastern's accredited, five-year College of Business Administration and Cooperative Education Program. Jennifer has accepted an offer from Kohler Company, and for the short-term will reside in Boston, Massachusetts.

· Susan Lewin of Autumn Lane received the degree of Master of Education and Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley College at the school's May 24 commencement ceremony. While attending Lesley, Lewin served as a substitute teacher for Carlisle, Concord, and Acton. Lewin is currently employed as a reading assistant at C.T. Douglas School in Acton.

· Susan Raeke Neumann of Nathan Lane received a B.S. degree in family studies and human services from Kansas State University.

· Joseph McCannon, formerly of North Road, graduated cum laude from Harvard College in June, receiving an A.B. in government.


Concord-Carlisle High School neglected to list Christine Kim of Maple Street in their list of students who graduated on June 12. Christine will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito