Carl Robert Senzig, 78, of Hope, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2023 at Warren Haven Nursing Home.
Born in Montclair, New Jersey on June 18, 1945, to Carl W. and Eleanore (Sheerin) Senzig. When he was an infant the family moved to Flanders, where Carl grew up. He graduated from Roxbury High School, where he met his future wife, Janice. Although they had no intention of dating at first, a love story began soon thereafter.
Carl was a proud US Navy Veteran, serving his country from 1963-1969. He served on five different carriers during his naval duty. Janice and Carl wed in 1966. They lived in Flanders until 1975 when they decided to move down to Bryantsville, KY. They decided it was a good idea to move back to NJ in 1985 to be closer to family. They stayed in Flanders while they built a house in Hope, NJ where they would stay from 1987 until 2020.
Most people know Carl from being the Yard Foreman at Wickes Lumber, working there over 35 years. Not only did Carl serve his country, but he also served his community as well. He was a member of Dover, Port Morris and Camp Dick (KY) Fire Depts. When he was down in Kentucky, he was one of the five founding members of Camp Dick Fire Dept. which has now grown to over 4 different departments. In his spare time Carl enjoyed woodworking and craftsman work. Building shelves and other furniture was a big hobby for him.
Blessed with just short of 57 years of marriage, Carl and Janice spent a good part of their later life traveling on cruises, which brought them to their favorite spots in Quebec and Nova Scotia, and the Caribbean.
Carl’s biggest passion and love in life was for his family, especially his grandchildren.
Carl is survived by his loving wife Janice (Whitcomb) Senzig, his son David Senzig and wife Kristen of Allamuchy, NJ, his daughters, Elizabeth Hansen and husband Richard of Vasa Park, Allison Carroll and husband Brian of Hopatcong, and his grandchildren Andrew Hansen, Kayla and Kevin Senzig, and Owen Carroll and his brother Roger Senzig. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Nelson Whitcomb and sisters-in-law, Gail Tomlin, Elaine Gearl, and Karen Dawson.
A viewing will be held at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown between 2-4 & 6-8PM, Monday August 7, 2023 and services will take place at 11 AM, Tuesday August 8 at St. John United Methodist Church, 354 High Street, Hope, NJ. Burial will follow at Hope Moravian Cemetery.