Obituary of Carl John Negron
Carl John Negron, 98 of Palm Bay, Florida passed away December 24, 2022 after a short illness. He was born on June 24, 1924 in Ponce, Puerto Rico to Oliva Negron Rivera. He grew up in New York, New York. He was a World War II Army 84th Infantry Railsplitter and fought in the European Theater as a BAR rifleman and fought in the Battle of the Bulge along with other campaigns. He was recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Campaign Medal with 3 battle stars.
Carl had a love of air flight and in doing so worked for Eastern Airlines when he lived in Tampa, Florida and then had the opportunity to work as an Air Traffic Controller which he retired from after 32 years of service. During his career as an Air Traffic Controller he developed a plotting tool for aircraft location and assisted multiple small craft pilots with navigation to the airport during adverse conditions. He retired as a Supervisor.
Carl is survived by his daughters, Carol Donato (Ron Donato), Joni Shortt (Michael Shortt) and Barbara Jean Taboada. His grandchildren Cassandra Jones, Lisa Frizzell (David), Deborah Avery, Guy Avery, Jennifer Howell (Glenn) and Sandra Diliberti (Thomas) and multiple great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Olivero Negron, his mother Oliva Negron Rivera, his sister Martha Balagal and stepfather Herminio Rivera and grandchildren David Jones, Keith Avery, and Jeannette Avery.
The family will receive friends at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay on December 30, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Funeral services will be at 6:00 P.M. on December 30, 2022 also at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay. Interment will be at South Florida National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project in his name.