The Life of CARL F. DRAGONETTE SR.
Carl Francis Dragonette Carl Francis Dragonette, of Wyomissing, died peacefully in his home on May 27, 2021, on his 88th birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family. Carl was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to the parents of the late Carmen and Lillie. He was the loving husband of Angela (Veet). They were married for over 65 years. Carl graduated from Hazleton High School and Penn State University, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Carl was dedicated to his career with IBM for 35 years. He began his profession at the McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, where he was instrumental in securing the safety of the entire East Coast. He maintained the computers that were used by the Air Force to detect incoming aircraft. In addition, Carl was proud to be an instructional manager and Regional Executive for several Mid-Atlantic branches for IBM. As a managerial leader, he was the recipient of several awards, accepting the NSD President’s Award for the best national branch for three consecutive years. His career path in various states led him to Berks County. Carl was a man of many talents. He enjoyed music, drawing, singing, and dancing. He participated in the IBM Chorus and Quartet. Wrestling and football were two of his favorite sports. As well, Carl was a nurturing father and devoted husband. He was passionate about his family, his faith, and he was a dedicated member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church. He had an incomparable wit and possessed a selfless heart of gold. Carl is survived by his sister, Lille Cabell, wife of Mauro. He is predeceased by daughter Lee Ann, and sister Frances Lusky, wife of Emil. He is also survived by Angela Ehst, wife of Richard; Carl, Jr., husband of Charlene (Auman); Mary Lee Fuller, wife of Kevin; and Toni Vanino, wife of Kevin. His eight grandchildren are: Christina Redner, Jaclyn Bharucha, Alexa Christian, Andrea Mancuso, Nicholas Dragonette, Erica Fuller, Erin Fuller, and Adam Vanino. His six great-grandchildren are: Sydney, Brooke, Beckett, James, Luke and Laney. In lieu of flowers, online gifts or memorial donations can be made to: John Paul II Center, 1092 Welsh Road, Shillington, PA 19607. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Ignatius Loyola Church,2600 St Albans Dr, Reading, PA 19609, with entombment to follow at the Chapel of St. George, Gethsemane Mausoleum. Friends and family may view from 9 AM until the beginning of mass. The Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences, tributes, and fond memories may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.