Carl Bedrock

January 12, 1944April 21, 2013

Lakewood – CARL BEDROCK died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at home. He was 69.

Born in Newark, he resided in Perth Amboy before moving to Lakewood 10 years ago.

Prior to retiring, he was an iron worker for a hall in Perth Amboy, where he worked for most of his life. Mr. Bedrock was an avid Rangers and Yankees fan.

He was predeceased by his father, Jacob in 1982 and by his brother, Alan in 1970.

Surviving is his loving fiancée, Mary Ann DeGorgue; his mother, Rita L Bedrock (nee Palumbo); a brother, Martin Bedrock and his wife Marcia of Knox, IN; 2 sisters: Candace Sussman and her husband Marty of New Castle, DE and Beverly Hartman and her husband Michael of Bradentown, FL; 3 nephews: Marcus (Rachel) & Travis Holliday and Joel Hartman; a niece, Leslie (Ryan) Baker; a great-niece: Ashton Holliday; 4 great-nephews: Jonas & Thomas Holliday, Lucas Hartman and Maxwell Martin Baker.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 1PM at King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, under the direction of D’Elia Funeral Home, Rte. 70 & Vermont Ave., Lakewood. For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit


  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 25, 2013

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April 25, 2013

My condolences to the Family and Friends of Carl. I knew Carl from Woodbridge High School (Class of '61) and shared classes and laughs with him. It's sad to lose someone at a age when most look forward to enjoying the years ahead after working and raising a family. My sympathy to all. Rest in peace, Carl.
John Lesko Class of WHS '61

RitaLu, Matt & Ryan Cann-Donovan

April 25, 2013

My cousin Carl was a wonderful, tender,loving,compassionate and caring man. He was always helping others and so kind to me. I know I am not alone in saying he will truly be missed and the world was an amazing and better place with him in it. Until we meet again glorious and loving memories of you will remain with me.

April 25, 2013

Carl and I worked togeher as ironworkers and we had baseball in common. Soon our relaionship grew and he he learned I was an umpire. I got him an application. He did the rest and by that, I mean, he passed the written and mechanical tests and started a career as a high school official. Our relationship stayed strong more than 40 years. I moved to Las Vegas and we always had time for a call, sometimes even weekly. I got to know his family; he got to know mine, even though families were never formally introduced. So, I share your loss.

Ed Halifko

jerry smith

April 25, 2013

Carl this is your favorite baseball coach Also the one you shared your jokes with and some very nice pictures. You'll be missed as both a friend and as an umpire. Have fun in your next life and loosen up and call the corners. Jerry Smith

Vito Jaskolka

April 25, 2013

My condolences to the Bedrock family. Carl and I graduated from Woodbridge High School, Class of 1961. We also played together on the high school baseball team and were in a few classes together. I have many fond memories of his humorous side. Being an electrician by trade, I saw Carl on a few construction jobs through the years. He still had a great sense of humor during that time as well. I know he'll be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Carl!
Your high school buddy, Vito Jaskolka

April 25, 2013

Rita, Candace, Beverly and Martin,
I am so very sorry to hear about Carl's passing. Too young, too young. I will always remember him as he was when we were all children in Fords. He was a good guy, always a friend. Mom does not have a computer to respond here but speaking for her, I am sure she will miss his surprise visits. He was such a good conversationalist and kept her entertained. Mom sends sends her condolences as well.
I will try to get to see you while you are all together here in New Jersey.
Lots of love,

April 24, 2013

Deepest condolences the Bedrock family, may fond memories of Carl bring joy in this time of sadness. Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.

Bud deGorgue

April 24, 2013

I met Carl several years ago and we maintained contact via telephone and e-mail and I will miss his wit and his caring for others more than he cared for himself. He entered my sister's life a few years ago and Carl cared for Mary Ann and loved her unconditionally.
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John Lynam

April 24, 2013

R.I.P. Carl. Carl joined our organization in the mid-80's & he was well liked by all of his fellow umpires. Being a Yankee & Rangers fan too, I would always see Carl wearing his Ranger jacket with pride. Your in a better place Carl. God bless you & your family & love one's.

Sandy & Janis Ozolins

April 24, 2013

We have known Carl, and the entire Bedrock family, for over 35 years. Carl had a unique sense of humor and always enjoyed a hearty discussion, whatever the topic! We shall treasure all the wonderful memories of times spent with him over the years. Our hearts break for Mary Ann, Rita and the entire Bedrock family. The heavenly baseball team now has a new umpire.