Carl A. Schreiber

Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 13, 1933

Departed on December 15, 2019

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Death of a Gentleman
Carl A. Schreiber died peacefully in his sleep December 15, 2019 after spending the day with some of those who loved him. He lived in Nashville for 35 years. Carl and Macie, his wife of 36 years, loved spending time with family, friends and neighbors. They enjoyed square dancing.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Carl attended Norwood Academy and LaSalle College High School. After he graduated from Villanova University in 1955, he served 5 years in the U.S. Navy as a Patrol Pilot Commander in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean areas. Carl’s career was in business solutions. He was on the cutting edge of the personal computer, selling computer time-sharing. He was a marketing wizard helping businesses know their potential customers.
Carl was a child of nature and apprenticed at a young age to the falconer, Cornelius McFadden. He could be seen riding his bike in the area with a great horned owl perched on his handlebars. Area veterinarians would contact him to nurse injured raptors back to the wild. He loved his red-tailed hawks. Photography was his hobby and he focused on nature and portraits. Macie was such a good sport as he loved taking candid photos of her. Carl was a storyteller: his wide travels and keen eye gave him a unique perspective to take you to a place you have never been or to see what was right in front of you.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marie (Waldecker) Schreiber, his wife, Macie (Ellis) Schreiber and his brother, Bernard Schreiber.
He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Schreiber) Schanne and many loving members of the Ellis and Schanne families.
Visitation with family will be at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, on Tuesday, January 7th at 10:00AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM and Military Honors at the Church. Burial will follow in the First Canaan Baptist Church cemetery, Palmyra, TN.
In lieu of flowers, remember Carl at the charity of your choice

One Comment to Carl A. Schreiber

  1. Dennis Bobel
    April 5, 2020 10:13 am

    I’m so sorry to just now learn of his passing. I grew up in the country flying a Redtail Hawk and in the early 70’s I read an article about Carl and falconry in The Tennessean paper. I contacted him and became friends. He sold insurance and of course I bought a policy. I had a facility for keeping birds and he eventually got a Harris Hawk which I kept for a long time. He lived off Bowling Ave then eventually moving to Sango near Clarksville. I built him a house to keep an injured Golden Eagle. We both had Federal Rehab permits for Birds of prey. He brought me a bought two dozen young chicks (all roosters)I raised for him to stop by and ring the necks of two, ( I guess a weeks feeding) for him to take to feed the eagle. It had been shot in the wing and couldn’t be released and was sent to a place in Chattanooga. I later kept a Goshawk for him. I works for him installing Solar water heaters in the early 80’s during a tough economic time in 1980. The last time I saw him and Macy was probably 1987, he asked me to draw him a picture of a golden eagle, I wonder if it is still around. I had just been thinking about people and googled his name. RIP Carl and Macy!

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