Karl Nyangoni

October 26, 1988April 13, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, Karl Tinashe Nyangoni (October 26, 1988 to April 13, 2021).

Karl graduated from Lincoln Sudbury High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 2007. At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations in 2013. In high school, he did Track and Field and played Varsity Football. He was involved in student government and was an Eagle Scout (Troop 63). His passion was entrepreneurship. He founded Swikkler, a technology company, and worked for several startups. At the time of his death, he was a valued team member of Olympique Sustainable Corporation.

Karl had a wide network of friends from all walks of life. His interests included climate change, poverty alleviation, global harmony and the elimination of economic exploitation and injustice.

Karl is survived by his parents, Wellington and Pamela Nyangoni, his sister Rufaro and a large extended family in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, the European Union, New Zealand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and Zimbabwe. May Karl Rest in Peace and may his light always shine in our memories.

Services will be private.

The family suggests donations to Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) at


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Martine Cummings

May 10, 2021

Dear Pam and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Deepest condolences.

Margaret Nettleton

May 10, 2021

Dearest Pam and family, I am so saddened by the news of Karl's death. I remember chatting about our sons. I can't imagine the grief you are experiencing. Karl is at peace now and knows how much love and caring you gave him. My love to all. Meg

Kathy Joseph

May 7, 2021

Dear Pam and Family,
Thinking of you at this time.
Deepest condolences,
Kathy Joseph

David Fernandes

May 1, 2021

How we will miss that smashing smile, infectious laugh, the pearls of wisdom beyond the youthful years.

We have been robbed of a tender loving soul. But memories of Karl are rays of sunshine on an autumnal day. They warm and invigorate as I recall all the beautiful things that made Karl so special.

Thoughts that caress and inspire.

I will miss our chats, his guidance and most of all, someone who bestowed on me the gift of being his friend.

I am glad I had the opportunity to be with Karl, albeit all to briefly, on this journey through life.

Au revoir mon ami spécial 😊

Krissy Leahy

May 1, 2021

Karl, thinking of you. I will always remember your kindness and humor. I think you were the first person I met in Sudbury who could make me laugh with a deep and roaring belly laughter. Thank you for always listening and our conversations whether on the bus or when we ran into each at school or in the neighborhood. You will always be remembered. May you find solace in your travel to another star.


May 1, 2021

Just reading the memories of others who knew Karl well reveals a young man who reflected the work ethic,ideals and principles you as parents instilled in your children. Pam and Wellington you can be proud of your son and the joy he brought to those who knew him well.
Love to you all,Wellington Pam, and Rufaro. Prayers and love always, Maria

Laurence Simon

April 29, 2021

My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. May his memory be a blessing.

Allison Provencher

April 29, 2021

Dear Pam & family

I'm so saddened to hear about the passing of your son. Please know that I hold you all in my prayers and heart. Sending you healing wishes.

Allison Provencher

Erin Collins

April 29, 2021

Dear Pam, Wellington and Rufaro,
I am so saddened to hear of Karl’s passing. I can see him clear as day visiting at Nixon School. He was also so nice and I always enjoyed speaking with him. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Erin Collins

Andrew Essington

April 27, 2021

As cliche as it sounds, Karl was literally a friend to everyone at Lincoln-Sudbury. He always lit up a room and was constantly lifting other people up with his words and actions. I've never met anyone so charismatic or kind. His perspective on the world was unique and I still think about conversations I had with Karl 20 years ago hiking Philmont in New Mexico.

There's so much I want to say about how hard life can be, and the struggles we all go through that are largely hidden from even the ones closest to us. I don't know how Karl wanted to be remembered, but I imagine it would be as a "happy warrior," a man willing to contend with the serious problems of the world, but always with a smile on his face. I'm extremely grateful to have crossed paths with Karl, and deeply saddened that I won't do so again in this lifetime.

My condolences to Pam and the entire Nyangoni family, and lots of love to the friends from L-S I've lost touched with but still think of fondly.