John Carnali1939 - 2017
Louis “John” Carnali 77 years of age, of Florida and Rogers City
passed away on June 23, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan
Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
John was born on August 3, 1939 in Detroit
to the late Luigi and Rose (Santia) Carnali.
He served in the United States Army in the early 60’s and spent those
years stationed in Germany, After 30 years of employment with Chrysler
Corporation as a wood pattern maker, he retired and moved to Florida.
His love for Rogers City brought him here for the summer, John was an
avid boater on the Great Lakes for 20 years and served as Commander of
the Anchor Bay Power Squadron in Algonac. He loved music and was a
talented saxophone player by the age of sixteen. After outgrowing the sax
he turned his love of music to the guitar or any other instrument
He is survived by:
his wife of 50 years, Margaret (Mutz Karsten) Carnali;
sister, Marion DeSantis’;
in laws, Robert and Lucille Karsten, Lila (Karsten) Burkness,
James and Geri Karsten, Chester and Brenda Karsten,
Jim and Nancy (Karsten) Klingshirn,
Rich and Jean (Karsten) Warwick; and
many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were:
his parents, Luigi and Rose;
brother, Richard (Josephine) and
a brother-in-law, Vincent Desantis’.
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
In John’s honor, a luncheon was served at the Servicemen’s Club,
Those wishing to donate in John’s memory may do so to St. Jude
Children’s Hospital or a charity of their choice.