Theodore Carl Pickel, Jr.

Capt. Theodore Carl Pickel Jr. USNR (Ret.) died of congestive heart failure on 31 January 1992 at his home in Allyn, Washington at the age of 57.  Carl was born on 11 September 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute before entering the Academy as a midshipman in the 19th company.  He entered Navy Line upon graduation, with duty on the USS O’Hare, a destroyer.  He then attended the Navy submarine school in Groton, Connecticut, and served in diesel submarines.


Carl left the active duty Navy in 1969, going to work for Westinghouse in Idaho Falls, Idaho until 1973.  He and his family then moved to Washington, where he was employed as a nuclear engineer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard until his retirement in 1986.  He was later active in work to preserve water quality in the Union River watershed and the Hood Canal.  He retired from the Naval Reserve in 1982 as a Captain.


On 28 May 1960, Carl married the former Marie Gilson of Westfield, New Jersey.  At our last reporting, Marie was living in Paulsbo, Washington, and possibly moving to Florida with her daughter, Jennifer.  Carl and Marie have three children; sons Carl T. and Matthew Pickel and daughter Jennifer Pickel Clark, and one grandchild.  Carl also has two surviving sisters; Linda Pickel Slicher and Donna Pickel Daniel, both living in Maryland.