Carlos F. Schulke

November 23, 1952January 18, 2021

Carlos F. Schulke, 69, of Merritt Island, Florida, formerly of Guilford, Connecticut, entered into rest on January 18, 2021. Born in Santiago, Chile, on November 23, 1952, he came to the United States in 1963 at age 11. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1974, receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal–Korea, after which he was employed as a master welder at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT. He is survived by his wife, Paula Solomon and their son, Jake, of Kalamazoo, Michigan; daughter Jessica (Mrs. Tim) McMahon of Middletown, and her mother, Dorothy Klubek Schulke; his devoted sister, Maria Rose (Mrs. Dan) McNamara of West Hartford; nieces Shawna Tasto-Bell and Brianna Tasto, and nephew Noah Fill; grandchildren Katelyn, Derek, and Mila McMahon. He was predeceased by his mother, Gina Poliferno, and his stepfather, Salvatore Poliferno. Family and friends are invited Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 11AM for a Prayer Service with full military honors at the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown – at the Mausoleum/Columbarium area (ahead on your right and to the right of the parking area). Please observe all social distancing guidelines and face coverings required. Memorial contributions may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.


  • Prayer and burial services

    Saturday, March 27, 2021


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Merri Stanley

March 26, 2021

Carlos was such a fun big brother. Many times he picked up Maria and I from school in his truck with his mirrored sunglasses, he was so nice to us. He listened to our music, and our confidences. He made awesome omelettes, I remember my fav was the hotdog omellette and I used to ask for it at every sleepover. He was always willing to hang out with us and include us.

Maria and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.