Carl V. Oliva, age 71, of Pistakee Highlands, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.
He was born April 6, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to Domnic and Rose (Inke) Oliva. On October 26, 1969 he married Holly C. Olsen in Chicago.
Carl had been a resident of the McHenry area for the past 39 years. He was employed at Northrop in Schaumburg as an electrical engineer for seventeen years and later at Motorola for nine years.
He was very interested in science and physics and also enjoyed astronomy.
Survivors include his wife Holly of 39 years; two children, Ellisa Oliva of Woodstock, Brian Oliva of Lake In The Hills; two brothers, David Oliva, Rudy Oliva; and a sister, Sylvia Oliva.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may greet the family from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
Inurnment will be private.
Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.