Jerome ‘Nix’ Carl

July 23, 1933 – Nov. 17, 2020

Jerome “Nix” Carl, 87, Dysart RD, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Dysart, son of the late James and Ellen (Sherdon) Carl.

He was preceded in death by: daughter, Sharon Becker on March 24, 2000; brothers: Clarence, James, Martin and Paul; and sisters: Helen Fleck, Grace Kranz and Rose Carl.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Dorothy Funicelli, whom he married Feb. 4, 1956, in Frugality; children: Cindy Farrell, Robert (Joann Storm), Pam (Jeffrey) Anna, and Janet (David) Grove; son-in-law, Ronald (Rhoda) Becker; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the last member of his immediate family.

Nix enjoyed hunting and riding his John Deere Gator with his dog running down the road alongside. He was a lifelong farmer and belonged to the Cambria County Conservation Association, where he was a past board member, and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, where he was a past president. Nix was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 9622, Frugality, the Holy Name Society, where he was a past officer, and St. Augustine Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, with the Rev. Jerzy Auguscik, celebrant. Committal will be in St. Augustine Cemetery.

There will be a private family viewing at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the St. Augustine Building Fund in Nix’s memory.