MERIDEN - Carl David Gade, 53, of 127l North Colony Road, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of Sandra Albert Gade. Born in Meriden on April 27, 1951, he was the son of the late Norman Frederick and Edith Ginther Gade. He was employed as an assistant test technician for B. F. Goodrich in Hartford and was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He loved animals, especially his cats. Carl loved all outdoor sports, going to the beach, loved to sing and longed to be a member of the church choir, and played softball for the city. His belief and faith in God kept him going throughout his life. He was a devoted husband to Sandy, always going out of his way for her, was her best friend and right arm through their 26 years of marriage. He will be deeply missed by his children and many friends. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carlene Gade and Kirsten Gade, both of Meriden; two sisters, Linda Salter and her husband, Lee of Southington and Norma Wagner and her husband, Robert of Kissimmee, FL; two aunts and two uncles, Dorothea Dickinson of Plantsville, Hedy and Jack Gade of Meriden and Ken Knowles of Illinois and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law whom he loved dearly He was predeceased by brother, Richard Gade. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden. The Rev. Perry L. Beaver will officiate. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the family for the children's education. To send a condolence please see obituary @

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  1. Carl and Sandy are special friends. We shared a lot of good times and we have many cherished memories. Carl will be remembered as a good, honest, hard-working man who loved his family above all else. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tim & Joei

  2. Dear Sandy and Family – I realize that I have not seen you in many years but I was nonetheless shocked to hear of your great loss. I will always remember Carl\’s infectious and honest personality from those many years of Sunday afternoons at T-Bowl with my father, mother and brother. You have my most heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. God Bless You Jay

  3. Dear Sandy, It was with much sadness that I read Carl had passed away. I am so sorry for you and your daughters loss. I know its been a long time since we spoke but I wanted you to know your in my thoughts and prayers. Carl was such a nice person and I know how much he loved you and your children. I would love to believe that all the guys are together now without the problems many had in life. Thinking of you with fond memories..Debi*Lewis*Reynolds

  4. Sandy & Family – We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. My God be with you always.

  5. Sandy, Carlene, Kirsten & family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how very special his friendship was to many of the Mosier families. Please know that you in my thoughts a prayers. God Bless.

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