Carll Alfred Wells Pallokat

Published on Saturday, 9 September 2017 21:38


Carll Alfred Wells Pallokat, 75, husband of Jane (Reynolds) Pallokat, died Sept. 7, 2017. Carll graduated in 1960 from Housatonic Valley Regional High School and received his B.S. and M.S. in industrial education from Central Connecticut State College. He taught for two years at Enfield’s Kosciuszko Junior High, followed by 38 years at Watertown High School, where he was Teacher of the Year in 1999-2000. Carll founded Watertown’s F.I.R.S.T. Robotic Team 237. Carll was so proud to see Team 237 continue to this day. Carll also ran his own construction business and small family farm.

Carll volunteered with numerous youth activities and historical education, including Harwinton’s First District Schoolhouse restoration, Bicentennial Parade and Early American; 4-H and FFA activities and Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center on Shelter Island, N.Y.

Carll loved women’s basketball, especially UConn, and his granddaughter Morgan’s various teams, for which he often created funky rhyming cheers.

In addition to his wife, Carll is survived by his daughter, Ginger (Donald) Betti of Goshen and daughters Arielle and Morgan; his son Timothy (Melanie) Pallokat of Union Springs, N.Y., and children Talia, Taylor, Tessa, Jonathan, Tyler, Kevin, and great-grandson Sawyer; sisters Nancy (John) Renzi of Lanesborough, Mass., and Lora (Carl) Grantmeyer of Hollywood, S.C.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Prospect United Methodist, 99 Summer St., Bristol, on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield, on Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 7 pm.

Carll was fascinated with the collection and mission of the New Britain Industrial Museum and regretted that his illness prevented giving volunteer time to this fledging museum. His family suggests friends honor him by spending an afternoon at the museum when it reopens in October.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051 or to the Watertown Foundation, P.O. Box 117, Watertown, CT 06795 for an award to be presented to a Watertown High School senior who has excelled in robotics or industrial technology.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, on Saturday, 9 September 2017 21:38. Updated: Saturday, 9 September 2017 21:40.