Carl Edwin Book
October 23, 1926 - August 31, 2022
Carl Edwin Book, age 95, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 72 years, Martha Loy Book on October 9, 2019.
Carl was born in Chambersburg, PA, on October 23, 1926. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and afterwards attended college at Shippensburg University (Shippensburg State Teachers College) on the G.I. Bill. Carl served as an educator and elementary school principal for both the Seaford and Colonial School Districts.
He loved his church, Asbury United Methodist in New Castle, DE, and served there in many capacities. Carl was an avid tennis player and fan. He and his late wife Martha loved to play tennis, golf and bridge. They also loved to have dinner parties for their many friends and family members. In their retirement years, Carl and Martha divided time between their homebase in New Castle, DE, and their winter home in Ft. Myers, Florida.
In addition to his loving wife Martha, Carl was also predeceased by his two brothers, Robert Book, and Albert Book; and his sister, Janet Book Nicely Smith. He remains the much beloved father of his three daughters, Debra (Book) Shelton of Oak Ridge, NC, Jacalyn Book of Seaford, DE, and Beth (Book) Donovan of West Chester, PA. He remains the much beloved grandfather of his 11 grandchildren, Karen Shelton Meecham, Wendy Shelton Gordy, Kristy Shelton Stout, Amy Shelton Lacquemont, Christopher Baker, Laura Baker, Erika Baker Olson, Kelsey Huntoon, Alison Ruoff, Elizabeth Donovan and Will Donovan; his 18 great grandchildren and his 1 great-great grandson.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, September 30, 2022, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church at the address listed above or by clicking here.