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Carl F. Illenberger

Carl F. Illenberger, (68), of Clearwater Beach, FL, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 25, 2023.

Carl was born on February 24, 1955 in Abington PA to the late Carl W. Illenberger and Alyce Matthews.

Carl graduated from Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, PA. He went on to achieve his electrical license and practiced this trade for most of his life. He ran multiple businesses throughout his lifetime and had many skills including the one that made him the most memorable, the gift of conversation. His favorite and most rewarding job in his earlier adulthood was coaching his children and nephews sports teams.  There was nothing he loved more than coaching them, it was one of his greatest achievements.  He had the honor of leading one team to the Pop Warner Football National Championship!  Carl was dedicated to his children and worked tirelessly with his daughter, Mollie to help her achieve her dream of playing collegiate softball.  That hard work paid off and Mollie, who credits her father, was awarded a softball scholarship to a Division 1 school. 

Carl had a tremendous bond with his children, nephews, nieces, and siblings; his love of the Philadelphia sports teams was a key ingredient to this bond.  He would place bets between family members with jokes and razzing until he either won or sorely lost. Carl was sentimental and spoke often with his siblings, visited when he could and often sent group or forwarded texts to all that he considered family. 

From a young boy, Carl loved to be outside, he enjoyed all sports and at family gatherings some would deem him highly competitive, yet always with love and laughter following.  Later in life, you could find him often soaking in the sun’s rays. His dream was to live in warmer weather where he could golf and be outside more often. He found his home in Clearwater and was a member at the Clearwater Country Club.  If he was not on the golf course, he was fishing. In his words, “every day is a holiday”.

Carl found most of his joy in his family.  He was incredibly proud of his family and he influenced each and every person with his unconditional love and support.

Carl is survived by his children, Todd Illenberger, Carl W. Illenberger, Mollie Illenberger, Jared Mangino, and Katelynn Barone, his  grandchildren, Walker, Owen, Connor,  Lily and Payton. He is also survived by his siblings, Sue Kilcoyne, Michael Illenberger and his wife Barbara, Lois Gradwell and her husband Glen Walls, Cyndi Gradwell, Jeanne Hoffman, Beth Lepone and her husband Stephen and sister-in-law Joanne Illenberger.  Also, many nieces and nephews and extended family members. Carl is predeceased by his brother Eric Illenberger.

Carl’s family will receive friends on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 10:00 a.m until his memorial service at 12:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.), New Britain, PA 18901. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carl’s memory to Livengrin- Building Recovery Together at https://livengrin.org/donate-now or First Tee Tampa at https://www.tampaymca.org/give .


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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Friday, September 15th, 2023
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, New Britain
    241 East Butler Avenue
    New Britain, PA 18901

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 15th, 2023
    12:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, New Britain
    241 East Butler Avenue
    New Britain, PA 18901

  • Interment will take place privately.

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, New Britain
    241 East Butler Avenue
    New Britain, PA 18901

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