Rev. Carl Reimers

Obituary of Rev. Carl Reimers

Rev. Carl D. Reimers, Jr. - Passed away peacefully at his home on June 17, 2015. He was born on January 17, 1930 in Richmond Virginia. He spent his formative years growing up in Fort Worth, Texas with loving parents Charles Dietrich & Ray Saunders Reimers. After graduating from the St. Marks School of Texas he went on to graduate from Northwestern University. Realizing that he desired a career to serve both Man and God, he received a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and further graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School. After his formal education, he became the Minister at the First Presbyterian Church, Coleman, Texas. Three years later in 1959, he was recruited to become the Assistant Dean of the Chapel, Princeton University serving as minister and professor. In 1970 he went on to become the Chairman of the Religion Department at Princeton Day School where he remained until he retired in 1993. He loved his years at Princeton Day School as a teacher, advisor and later Dean of Students. The "Rev", as his students at PDS affectionately called him, was a beloved teacher, mentor, and friend. Many former students would contact him well after retirement for advice and to officiate at their weddings and children's baptisms. He had an infectious personality with an abundant sense of humor. Carl served on various Boards including Princeton Day School, Historic Morven, Princeton University Art Museum, and the Council for Religion in Independent Schools. He was a member of the Century Association in New York and an honorary member of the Princeton Ivy Club. He is survived by his son Carl D. Reimers III, his son's wife Pamela, and their children Grace Pauline and Charles Damon Reimers of Greenwich, CT. He cherished his two stepsons from his marriage to the late Jane G. Irwin, Watt W. and Thomas B. Reynolds of Fort Worth, Texas. His Memorial Service will be held at the Princeton University Chapel on July 9 at 11AM.
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