Carl L. Kalem
Mohawk / Herkimer
Mr. Carl L. Kalem, age 77, of Mason Road, Mohawk, beloved husband of Carol (Dinehart) Kalem, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, February 6th, 2021 at FoltsBrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation following a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Carl was born on February 13, 1943 in Amsterdam, he was the son of the late Sam and Phyllis (Lesa) Kalem. In 1962, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carol Dinehart in California. Carl was a skilled machinist who formerly worked at Williams Tool in Utica as well as Chicago Pneumatic and Bendix Aerospace. He was an avid gardener and loved to work outside. Carl was the first in line to help anyone who needed a hand. Carl was of the Catholic faith and attended Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk.
He is survived by his cherished family including his wife of 58 years Carol Kalem, his children; Cheryl Neal and husband Mark, GA, Catheryn Gallagher and husband Jon, CA, Christopher Kalem and partner Tina Jacopelle, Ilion, and Carl Kalem, NJ. Carl is also survived by his siblings; Ronald Kalem and wife Kathy of California, Phillip Kalem of High Desert and Marcia Granger.
Carl’s family would like to thank the dedicated staff at the FoltsBrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for all of their compassion and care. The staff at FoltsBrook showed the Kalem family tremendous love and unwavering support. Carl and his family's care has been entrusted to Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (corner of Bidleman Road), Little Falls, 315-508-5131. Memorial services for Carl will take place at MVFC on Saturday, May 15, 2021 commencing at 12 noon with Sister Mary Jo Tallman, officiating. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 am until 12 noon prior to the service. Procession will follow to St. Johnsville Cemetery where burial of cremains will take place. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a facemask is mandatory inside the business and social distancing is required.