1979 Honoree


Carl “Ed” Ahlberg has been selected as the 1979 recipient of this award.

Carl, a 19 year resident of Harwinton, has figured prominently in civic affairs related to services to the town’s senior citizens. He is the Municipal Agent on Aging for the town and serves on the Northwestern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Task Force. He was chairman of NAAA for two years. He is also a member of the Agency on Aging council and health group.

He has been president of the Harwinton sundowners senior citizens group since the group’s inception in 1973 and is a director of the Harwinton Homes for Senior Citizens.

Other civic responsibilities have included membership on the Harwinton Republican Town Committee and service as machine mechanic for town elections. In 1975, Carl served an internship under Senator Lowell Weicker, R-Conn, was a representative for NAAA.

A former deacon and church council chairman of the Harwinton Congregational Church, Carl presently serves on the church’s building and grounds committee.

Carl retired in 1969 from Pratt and Whitney Colt Industries in West Hartford where he was employed for 38 years as a personnel interviewer and supervisor of the apprentice training program.

He has participated in courses at Central Connecticut State College and Hillyer College.

Before moving to Harwinton, Alhberg lived in Newington where he was a volunteer fireman for 25 years and captain of the local fire department there for 15 years. He was a member of the Newington Police Commission for 10 years and chairman of that group for two years.

Carl is past master of Centennial Lodge, A.F. & A.M., New Britain, and Sequin Lodge, Newington and past patron of the Order of Eastern Star. He was past district deputy of the Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut.

Carl and his wife Gladys, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1978, live on Woodchuck Lane. They are the parents of Ronald Ahlberg of Barkhamsted and Mrs. Linda Dusing of Southington. The Ahlbergs have eight grandchildren.

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