Carl David Hassler

November 7, 1953 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Carl Hassler Obituary

 Carl David Hassler, 69, passed away at home on October 6th, 2023 after

 a prolonged roller-coaster ride with cancer.


 He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ray and Dorothy Hassler on

 November 7th, 1953.


 Carl gave a sense of how life looked from his perspective in 2022:

 “I am pretty sure ‘auto-obituary’ is not a word. During my

 formative years I learned of God's love and my family's love for me. I

 felt loved and I loved deeply. After meeting the love of my life,

 Sharon, we shared our love of God and life with our two sons Kevin and



 I was old enough to remember all four of my grandparents and lived

 long enough to love and play with my grandchildren.


 I do not consider my list of jobs, awards and accomplishments to be of

 any importance, but I like to feel that I made a difference in some



 I grew up in suburban St. Louis, graduated from Kirkwood High School

 and attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.


 I then got a job selling insurance and collecting premiums in Kansas

 City. After I met Sharon I followed her to Nebraska and then

 California, where we were married in Sausalito on September 27th,



 I started with UPS as a driver in Gardena California which began a

 29-year career with the company. I was fortunate to transfer to the

 Central Coast of California in 1989 moving to Arroyo Grande. UPS was

 not my dream career, but it provided great benefits, vacations as well

 as 10 hours a day of working out. I enjoyed visiting with everyone on

 my route, to the point of warnings from management regarding time



 When Kevin bridged from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts, Sharon told me,

‘It's your turn to do the outdoor camping part’ which began my

 time as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 26. I never thought I'd outlast

 both of my sons in Scouting but I continued having fun several years

 after they were in college. What started off as having what seemed

 like more sons has grown into a group of lifelong friends.”


 Carl will be greatly missed by his wife of 43 years, Sharon McCarthy

 Hassler, his sons, Dr. Kevin Hassler (Linda), Jimmy Hassler,

 grandchildren Levi and Allison.


 He is survived by his mother Dorothy Hassler, brothers Mark Hassler,

 Dale (Carol) Hassler, and sister Janet Hassler.


 Brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Margaret Cunningham, Bob (Deb)

 McCarthy, Michael Garth, Emma McCarthy, Patrick McCarthy, Joseph (Kim)

 McCarthy, as well as countless cousins, numerous niblings (yes, it is

 a word) and many dear friends.


 A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 at

 11:00, St. Patrick's Church, Arroyo Grande.


 Memorial contributions may be made to Jacqualyn Palchak Cancer Fund,

 P.O. Box 1614, Pismo Beach, CA 93448-1614


For those unable to attend the service the family invites you to join them on zoom. Th link is listed below:

Carl David Hassler: Memorial Service Live Stream Time: Nov 7, 2023 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting

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Funeral Mass
November 7, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
501 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

November 7, 2023

12:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
501 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Graveside Service
November 7, 2023

2:00 PM
Arroyo Grande Cemetery
895 El Camino Real
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


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