ESSEX, Vt. - Carl Edward Eells, 71, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 12, 2014, following an accident in Fletcher, Vt. Carl was born on Sept. 28, 1942, in Rochester, Vt., the son of Wendell and Dorothy (Bruce) Eells. He attended Rochester schools, graduating in 1960. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1964 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent most of his career at IBM, retiring in 1993. He married Martha Robinson of Upper Jay, N.Y. in 1965.
It was his joy to use his God given gifts in helping others. He could fix anything and enjoyed construction and wood-working. He had a vision for planning and executing projects. He loved puzzles of all types, reading and research, and photography.
Carl is survived by his cherished wife of 48 years, Marty; his two sons, John (Jill) and Cameron (Sandy); six grandchildren, Paul, Nathan, Matthew, Caleb, Leah, and Sarah; one sister, Janet; two brothers, Wayne and Bruce; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts in Carl's memory may be made to Kids Alive, c/o Pastor Doug Hoffman, 160 Intervale Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 or The Fold Family Ministries, PO Box 1188, Lyndonville, VT 05851.
Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 16, at A.W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel, 57 Main St. Essex Junction, VT 05452. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in the Jericho Congregational Church, Jericho Center. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.