Edmund O. Carl Jr., 61, an officer of Call-Carl Inc., and co-owner and operator of Carl's Antiques in Olney, died Friday at his Olney home. He had diabetes.
A senior vice president of the auto repair firm, which specializes in aiding stranded motorists, Mr. Carl had been semi-retired since Janaury.
Born and reared in Washington, he began working in his father's alto repair business after graduating from high school.
He formerly served as manager of the Bethesda branch of Call Carl and as vice president, secretary and assistan to the president. The 60-year old firm, established by his father, the late Edmund Carl Sr., grew out of his grandfather's model machine shop that was established in downtown Washington in 1980.
Mr. Carl and his wife, the former Cornelia Miller, established an antique business 12 years ago, which they operated together.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy in Panama.
He was a founder and a former president of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Optimist Club and a member of the Benjamin B. French Masonic Lodge in Washington.
Besides his wife, of Olney, survivors include a son, Edmund O. III of Thurmont, Md., a daughter, Connie Rae Lovingood of Smithsburg, Md.; a sister, Ruth Irminger of Deale, Md., and two grandsons.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Diabetes Foundation D.C.-Maryland Suburban Chapter in Lanham.