Carl Jay Ebbinghaus

July 18, 1958March 3, 2018

CARL JAY EBBINGHAUS, 59 OF Warren Michigan, passed away March 3, 2018. He was born July 18, 1958 in Detroit Michigan the son of Carl and Hilda (Kapla) Ebbinghaus.

Carl Jay was a graduate of Redford High school class of ’76. He went on to the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics class of ’80. Carl enjoyed many things in life, hunting, fishing, model rockets; plane’s and boats, astronomy, gaming and books. He lived life vicariously through his many books on magic, wood carving, back woods living, and much more.

Carl Jay was a strong, gentle, quiet, loving and amazing son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was also a dedicated employee to his job at Whitlock Business Systems for over 30 years.

Carl Jay is survived by his Mother, Hilda Ebbinghaus of Albion; a brother, Raymond (Teddi) Ebbinghaus of Albion; Sister-in-law, Chris Ebbinghaus of Albion; Aunt, Carla Highe, Albion; Uncle, David Kapla of Redford and many nieces’, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his Father, Carl and his brother Lee Ebbinghaus and uncle, Stanley Highe.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224.

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Brianna Rondan

April 4, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was a kind man from what I remember. Whenever we came to see our mom at work, Carl was always so happy making sure he said hello to all of us. Answering our questions if/when we had them about their work or the office. He will be dearly missed by our family.

Canduace Hatman

April 3, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Canduace Cloy Hatman.

Angela Rondan

March 13, 2018

Dear Carl,
You started out as my boss, hiring me to work at Whitlock, March of 2000. Incredibly 18 years ago. Because of who you are personally our relationship quickly changed to a unique friendship, you became the brother I never had… teased me, razzed me, never cut me any slack for misspeaking ~ lol. You were there for oh so many kid issues, supporting all my (& the 5 kids) years of Boy & Girl Scouting. You even won a Trophy for your Adult participation in the Pinewood Derby! The car & Trophy still displayed at your home… You are always the first to notice & compliment if anyone at work (usually the ladies) got their hair cut or colored, new glasses or just looked nice… You are a Special person with a BIG heart; I remember I shared a particular heartache & looked up & into your incredible blue eyes & saw tears of empathy. I will miss you so much my dear friend, I know some day we will meet again & share another great breakfast where you of course will cook… we will talk for hours catching up… My heart just hurts knowing that It cannot be tomorrow… Love ~ Your Friend in this Life & Beyond ~ Angela ~ Hugs to all who are missing Carl…

Rick Barber

March 11, 2018

Carl and I met in the spring of 1978 at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. We were classmates, lab partners, fishing and hunting buddies, roommates, co-workers, and co-conspirators in many adventures over the past 40 years. His family became my second family, and mine his. He was an "Uncle", friend, mentor, and supporter of my two children and their endeavors. He will be greatly missed by all. May you you rest in peace my friend. -- Rick

Marvin E. Kijor-Jones, Esq.

March 9, 2018

Carl was a great neighbor and a good man with an excellent sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by the entire Parkview Estates community. Rest in peace Carl.

Paul Thomas

March 9, 2018

As a friend, customer and co-worker you will always remain in my memory. You helped me get thru some tough projects, always with a smile and I thank you. I was happy my wife Barbara had the chance to meet you. May you rest in peace and may God bless you.

Paul and Barbara Thomas