John Peter Carlin
1948 - 2020


     


John Peter Carlin “Pete” 72, of Hebron, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 31, 2020. Born July 1, 1948 in Middletown; he was the son of the late Wilbur and Blenda Carlin.

Pete was a 1966 graduate of Cromwell High School. Peter Carlin was an extraordinary athlete, who excelled in both baseball and basketball at Cromwell High School in Cromwell, CT from 1962 through 1966. Although a genuinely ‘nice guy’ in all aspects of his life, he was a feared competitor when firing fastballs from the mound for Cromwell’s championship baseball team. In his senior year, Peter led the Cromwell Panthers to a Class S state championship. As one part of that championship run, Peter achieved something only a very few others have in their baseball careers. On June 8, 1966, Peter pitched a “perfect” game, helping to defeat Old Saybrook by a score of 2 to 0. He went on to play baseball after high school for the Hartford Twilight League and the University of CT, but left his greatest mark in the annals of baseball accomplishments while pitching for Cromwell High School in 1966. Across generations, millions of people have played baseball. Only a handful, however, can lay claim to pitching a perfect game.

After high school, Pete enrolled at the University of Connecticut where he continued his baseball career and gained notoriety, but left it all behind once he graduated in the early 70’s with a Bachelor’s degree in English and History. He then spent over 30 years working in the insurance industry as a commercial casualty underwriter. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing tennis with a group from Hebron, and for the last 10 years he worked in various positions for the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover. His most recent project with the camp was directing the Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park, Hartford.

Pete will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Deborah Carlin of Hebron; his brother Rolin (Angel) Carlin of Cromwell, and sister Lillian “Lisa” Harris of Cromwell; his nieces Destinee (Christopher) Fortunato, and Tracy (Beau) Coultas; grandnephews Tyler and Nicholas, and grandniece Emma; and numerous extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Pavilion at the Channel 3 Kids Camp located at 73 Times Farm Road in Andover, CT. Masks and social distancing are required for all who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Pete’s name to the Channel 3 Kids Camp. www.Channel3KidsCamp.org For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com

Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home

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