Carl Oreshnick

Carl Oreshnick

Carl was called to his Heavenly home after courageously living with cancer for over a decade. Born on June 7, 1928 in Manhattan on the Lower East Side to John Oreshnick, Sr. and Mary Kubis, Carl graduated Garfield High School in 1946 and subsequently served four years in the NJ Air National Guard at Fort Dix. Carl married Sophia Tuskevich on July 21, 1956 and they began their family the following year. Carl and Sophia fashioned a Christian lifestyle consistent with his enduring family values and steadfast commitment to raising a Christian family. Carl was baptized Russian Orthodox in early childhood and later found spiritual connection with the United Methodist Church within the communities where he lived throughout his lifetime (Newfoundland, NJ; Parachute, CO; Grand Junction, CO and South Ogden, UT). Carl worked in shipping for Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceuticals after having spent his late adolescence and early adulthood working in a family-operated small business. Amongst things Carl enjoyed were cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, movie going, and (most of all) spending quality time with family and friends. Carl is remembered as a man of the highest integrity, one who was friendly and charitable to others, and will be deeply missed. Carl is survived by his two loving and devoted sons Carl Wayne Oreshnick (Grand Junction, CO) and Craig Allan Oreshnick (Ogden, UT). Preceding Carl in death were his beloved parents, brother John, and spouse Sophia. The family is thankful to all who assisted in compassionately caring for and comforting Carl during his final months including the staff at Quail Meadow Assisted Living, Aspen Ridge Home Health, and Pine View Transitional Rehab. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Carl will be laid to rest at the City View Memoriam in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 8th following a family viewing and private graveside service. Although death ends a life, our relationship with Carl lives eternal. Carl (beloved spouse, father, and best friend) rest in peace and may God be with you always.

4 Comments
  • june o'donnell
    Posted at 05:18h, 09 March Reply

    Dear Carl Wayne and Craig, Sending our sincere sympathy to you. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Cherishing memories of your beloved Father and remembering him always as our dear Uncle. With Caring thoughts, your cousin June (&Tom) O’Donnell

  • Thom Priest
    Posted at 12:45h, 10 March Reply

    So good to read about Carl’s life and loves.

  • Sharon Allen
    Posted at 13:44h, 23 April Reply

    My deepest condolences to the Oreshnick family. The many precious memories of happy times spent with Carl will be among your most treasured possessions. As time passes, may those memories help ease your pain and bring you peace knowing that you had the special privilege of having him in your life. May God grant you his divine comfort during this grievous time. Loving thoughts and prayers are with you. Psalms 34:18; John 6:40.

  • Marcia
    Posted at 06:30h, 05 June Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of the family’s loss. I hope you find comfort in your precious memories as well as in God’s promises for the future. Revelation 21:4

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