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Carl Wesley Wittenberg
Birth: Dec. 27, 1911
New York, USA
Death: May, 1977
Queens County
New York, USA

This is my Grandfather's memorial.

After Carl and Ida (my grandparents) were divorced (year unknown), Carl married Florence T. Farley; September 14, 1957 - Guttenberg, NJ. Unfortunately for me, about 3 years later, my mother Arlene, Carl's daughter, married my father John, Florence's brother. This was a topic of much amusement within the family: my grandpa and aunt were married. Comments included - "I thought this kinda thing only happened in the south!" and "Now we know why you act the way you do!" and my favorite "Your apple never even left the tree did it?!"

It was always fun to realize my mom and grandpa had the same mother-in-law! At the same time!

My Aunt Florrie was my step-grandmother (I'd call her Grantie just to make her mad). This made her brother, my father, my step-cousin. My grandpa was my step-uncle which made his daughter, my mom also my step-cousin. Among the children of the brothers and sisters of John and Florrie, Carl was Uncle. This confused me because he was my grandfather. I called him Uncle Grandpa until I was 10. I've always enjoyed this unusual part of my family tree.

Carl Wittenberg is the 1st of 3 people buried at this grave site along with his wife, Florence Teresa Farley Wittenberg and his brother-in-law, John Joseph Farley.
Family links: 
  Florence Teresa Farley Wittenberg (1929 - 2008)*
  Arlene Ida Wittenberg Hutton (1937 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Rest In Peace
Carl Wittenberg - 1911 - 1977
Florence T. Wittenberg - 1929 - 2008
John J. Farley - 1933 - 2009
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: Find A Grave Member
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96521236
Carl Wesley Wittenberg
Added by: Find A Grave Member
Carl Wesley Wittenberg
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Hi Grandpa. I was just thinking about you and Aunt Forrie; the old apartment in Ridgewood; Black-Jack and Buddy - especially how no one could raise their voice to me around him - he'd sit next to me and growl at whoever was mean to me! I remember your t...(Read more)
- Emily
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
Happy Birthday, Grandpa. I have so many wonderful memories but the best of these is how you made me feel very special and so loved. I hope you know I loved you then as I love you now, with all my heart. Your devoted granddaughter,
- Emily
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 22, 2013
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