Memorial for Former Treasurer Carl Nittinger (1947-2018)


Carl Edward Nittinger, age 71, of Salem NJ (formerly of Haddonfield) passed away on January 17, 2018, at Penn Hospice in Philadelphia PA. He is survived by his sisters, Virginia Merkel of Media PA and Louise Stotz of Palm Coast FL.

Carl graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1964 and received a B.A. in Church Music from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in 1968. He studied Choir Training and Organ Accompaniment at the college of St. Nicolas in the Royal School of Church Music (Addington Palace, Croydon England), graduating in 1971. Carl received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

Carl was a long-time member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, and the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R)-US — serving as treasurer of the latter for several terms. He worked for the State of New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and was an organist for several churches starting at Grace Church in Haddonfield at age 9.

Carl’s many interest included furniture restoration, music, horses, sailing, and walking. His interest in historic preservation carried through his life with the purchase of the historic house of the Goodwin sisters, Elizabeth and Abigail, in Salem, New Jersey. This home is included in the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom. The home was featured on many house tours in Salem.

Carl does not appear in many W3R®-US photos over the last decade, but he was a conscientious Director and Treasurer of the W3R®-US, and he participated actively in most of the Board meetings while he was a Director. Carl put his heart into promoting and developing the trail, and his memory will live in our hearts as we continue that good work.

Carl Nittinger (NJ), Bob Selig (MI), Blanche Hunnewell (MA),
and Veronica Eid (DE) at lunch in Yorktown VA in November 2007.
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