The Rev. Carroll E. Kann

The Rev. Carroll E. Kann

Passed on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The Rev. Carroll Edwin Kann, of Avon, CT, passed away on May 26, 2020.  Carroll is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce and his children, Dirk Kann of West Hartford, CT and Lisa Kann of Columbia, MD, two granddaughters, Taylor Kann and Ally Kann and sister Barbara Beard along with several nieces and nephews.

He was born in Shippensburg, PA to the late Edwin A. and E. Marie (Riggs) Kann. Carroll married his high school sweetheart Joyce (Burkholder) Kann in 1961 and they celebrated 58 years together in September.

Carroll graduated Catawba College in 1962 with a degree in history, politics and philosophy later to receive an honorary doctorate from the college. He went on to Lancaster Theological Seminary graduating in 1965. After being ordained he served as a minister in Mountville, PA. He became Associate Conference Minister of the Mid Atlantic Conference UCC in 1975 in Columbia, MD, and later moved to Connecticut to serve as Connecticut Conference Minister until 1988. Carroll retired in 2003 after Consulting for Eastbridge Consulting Group in Avon, CT.

Carroll mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His strong sense of family and community were from his upbringing on a small dairy farm, shaping his character as loving and compassionate to everyone he met. His passions were fishing, golfing, cooking and playing cards. 

There will be a service at Grace Church in Shippensburg, PA at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Covid-19 relief efforts.

To read more please go to Vincent Funeral Home.
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