February 17, 2021
Karl H. Quackenbush
WARWICK- Karl H. Quackenbush, 66, of Flower Hill Road, died unexpectedly at home on Monday morning, February 15, 2021 after being stricken ill.
Born in Syracuse, New York on Februry 14, 1955, he was the son of Bruce and Helen (Rockwell) Quackenbush and grew up in New York, graduating from Phoenix (NY) High School in 1973. Karl earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Buffalo State University and later his Master’s Degree from Harvard University.
On June 27, 2004, Karl married Nancy Harnden and enjoyed over 16 years together. They bought their farm in 2018 and moved to Warwick in 2019 after renovations. Karl was previously married to Elizabeth (Seinberg).
Karl was employed as an urban transportation planner for Central Transportation Planning Staff in Boston and was the director for a number of years before retiring in 2018 after 35 years there.
An avid organic gardener, Karl also enjoyed hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing, working on his farm, especially chopping firewood, as well as birding and photography.
Karl served on the Warwick Planning Board, Trails Committee and volunteered all the time for numerous causes.
Karl was generous with his time and skills and was a kind hearted and honest man.
Karl is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Harnden of Warwick; sons, Allen Kline of Montana and Ethan Quackenbush of Boston; step children, Matthew Jensen of Everett and Catherine Thompson (Andrew) of Gardner; granddaughters, Lydia Thompson and Morgan Thompson; several nieces and cousins.
Karl was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Bruce “Doc” Quackenbush, as well as a sister, Jennifer Thompson.
Calling hours will be Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.
A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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