Warren Carlie, was the founder of Hampton Metal
Warren Andrew Carlie, 77, of Southbury, formerly of Sherman, died Sept. 9, 2009.
Mr. Carlie was born Nov. 2, 1931, to Alice and Victor Carlie, and resided in Fordham, N.Y.
He spent his school years in New York City. He attended the School of Industrial Arts and Columbia University and majored in architecture.
After working for Mid Western Construction Company, Mr. Carlie moved to Pennsylvania and worked on the pipeline.
Mr. Carlie joined the New York Air National Guard and was a member for 11 years, serving in Greenland and a tour of duty at many air force bases as a non-commissioned officer.
Mr. Carlie founded his own company, Hampton Metal, and created the designs for his own ornamental iron foundry.
He married Francine and raised their sons, Andrew Carlie and Douglas Canter, in their country home in Sherman.
Mr. Carlie organized and served as president of the Sherman Taxpayers Association.
He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed inviting his friends and neighbors to weekly games on his clay court.
Mr. Carlie and his wife retired to Heritage Village 13 years ago.
He served as a member of the Southbury Planning Commission for six years and was an MRT volunteer for the Heritage Village Ambulance Association. He also helped distribute food for the Food Bank of Southbury.
Mr. Carlie was president and cluster captain of his condo in Heritage Village and was an active member of the Southbury Democratic board.
Although he missed the town of Sherman, he appreciated all that Southbury offered and his life in Heritage Village.
Mr. Carlie was known for his sense of humor and artistic talent.
In addition to his wife of 50 years and two sons, Mr. Carlie is survived by three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ted and Jack; and a daughter-in-law, Virginia.
A calling hour will be held tomorrow (Saturday) 11 a.m. to noon,at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North, Southbury, followed by a memorial service at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of the Southbury Library, 100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CT 06488, or to Connecticut Hospice, 270 Farmington Ave, Suite 229, Farmington, CT 06032.