August 18, 1948 - September 22, 2016
Carl Joseph Hallgren, age 68 of Millville, passed away early Thursday morning, September 22, 2016, after a three year long courageous battle with colon cancer and medullary thyroid cancer. A lifelong resident of Millville, Carl was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Carl W. and Margaret (McReynolds) Hallgren. He graduated from Millville High School, Class of 1966, and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. During the height of the Vietnam War, Carl served on board the USS Midway as a Flight Deck Technician. After his valiant military service, Carl returned to Millville and attended Cumberland County College, earning his associates degree. He then worked as a computer programmer at Prudential in Millville, where he met his wife, Meryl. Carl and Meryl shared over 34 years of marriage together. After working at Prudential, Carl then spent ten years working as a computer programmer at IBM, which he retired from in 2002. Carl greatly enjoyed fishing, reading science fiction novels, and watching movies. He also loved building things of all types, large and small. Most of all, Carl treasured the time that he was able to spend with his loving family, friends, and pets. Carl is survived by his loving wife, Meryl (Servis) Hallgren; two daughters Megan Michalsky and husband Adam of Clayton, and Jennifer Hallgren of Millville; one brother James Hallgren of Columbus, OH; one granddaughter Zoey Michalsky; and several cousins. He is also survived by his loving pets Yogi, Rosie, Toby, Molly, and Stewie. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Christy Funeral Home, Millville. Donations may be made in Carl's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Memories and expressions of sympathy for Carl J. Hallgren may be shared on the Obituary Tribute Wall at: www.christyfuneralservice.com.
Carl Joseph Hallgren, age 68 of Millville, passed away early Thursday morning, September 22, 2016, after a three year long courageous battle with colon cancer and medullary thyroid cancer. A lifelong resident of Millville, Carl was born... View Obituary & Service Information
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