Carl was born in Chicago, Illinois, and still in grade school when his family moved to
Riverside, IL, where he played games in a field and even recently found traces left of the
strike zone box he had drawn then. By the time the family moved to the neighboring
town of Brookfield, Carl already had graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School
and was a student at University of Illinois at Chicago, then called Chicago Circle
Campus, eventually receiving his Bachelor’s degree in psychology there. He resided in
Forest Park for many years, until he returned to the family home in Brookfield after the
passing of his parents.
Carl worked in insurance sales and other occupations until he became employed in the
travel industry. He liked traveling himself, to places in the States and abroad, including
Italy, the homeland of his roots.
Carl preferred reading books in paper format and would visit the used book store for new
material. He enjoyed music, ranging from classical to rock ‘n’ roll, and much more,
lately gravitating to the oldies station on his car radio and golden hits on cable. He
played chess from way back and continued this interest into the millennium with online
chess, while still also playing in person. In recent years, two of his main outdoor
activities were golfing and taking nature walks.
If Carl really believed in a charity, he gave to it. He had an open, accepting spirit and the
ability to appreciate a wide variety of people.
Carl was son to the late Carlo Della Nina and the late Lorraine Mary Della Nina and
brother to Laura Carla Della Nina.
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