MADISON - Charles George Carll, age 59, of Hammersley Road Madison, died at home Saturday, Aug.17, 2013.

Born July 2, 1954, Charlie was the son of Sherman B. and Patricia G. Carll of Commack, N.Y. Charlie received a Bachelor of Science in wood industries from West Virginia University in 1976 and a Master of Science in wood technology from the University of Idaho in 1979. He retired from the Forest Products Laboratory of the United States Forest Service in 2011 after thirty one years of service. As a Research Forest Products Technologist he co-authored numerous published research papers on wood durability and protection. He also revised and maintained building standards for moisture control with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Charlie is survived by his wife, Chung-Hsing Chen of Madison; his sons, Sherman Chen Carll and his fiancée, Elizabeth Hunt of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Timothy C. Carll and his friend, Deborah Lin of Wauwatosa; his father, Sherman Bennett Carll of Commack, N.Y.; and his sister, Jane Carll Tant of Mill River, Mass. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Gebhard Carll.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2013, at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison.

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