Carl George Vargo

A man of faith, dignity, respect, and love. . .

Carl George Vargo passed away the morning of May 1st, 2024.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Andrew and Josephine Vargo, his sister; Barbara Muir, and his brother; Sonny.

He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, class of 1965, and a veteran of the United States Army from 1965 to 1968.

Always referring to her as “Honey”, or “My Love”; Carl and his wife, Linda (Donnelly), celebrated 55 years of marriage (05/01/1969), the morning of his death and raised two boys, Mark (Royal Oak) and Christopher (Grand Blanc).

He leaves behind a loving and supportive family and many friends, including; his beautiful granddaughters; Riley B., Stella, and Cecilia, his daughter-in-law; Kelly, his sisters-in-law; Denise Brooks and Erin Moss, his brother-in-law; Dennis Root, his nephews; Michael Root, Paul Allen, Adam Moss, Andrew Muir, Chad and Bryan Hurd, his nieces; Christa Benner, Amber Moss, Katie and Frances Donnelly, and his best friend; Phil Allen.

Carl and Linda celebrated their faith as members of St. Matthew’s Parish since 1971; where Carl was an usher for 45 years.

He was a retiree of General Motors of 46 years and a member of the National Ski Patrol at Mt. Holly for 31 years.

When Carl and Linda weren’t having a “date night” at Luigi’s, the A&W, or just a movie, they were busy planning and anticipating time spent with their family.

Carl leaves this world as he did each and every day, and every person that he had contact with: better than before.

All of our Love, God Bless. . .

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Carl’s Tribute Wall at

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, May 24th, 2024, at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church; 701 Church St., Flint, MI 48502.

Carl’s obituary was written by his beloved family.


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  1. Linda Plunkey on May 21, 2024 at 9:57 pm

    I am saying this with a heavy heart..Our Sympathy and Prayers and Blessings and Love go out to Linda, Carl’s wife and his son’s and grandchildren..Carl and I cared about each other very much and didn’t have to say anything.. he was a sweet guy and a great guy..I will miss him..Rest in Peace ❤️🙏✝️

  2. Marianne on May 21, 2024 at 10:47 pm

    I am happy to have had the chance to talk with Carl in recent years so that I could know him as an adult after growing up with him as my classmate at St. Agnes. I appreciate that moment, that he was a good husband, father and human and I thank him for his service to our country. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort in remembering their beautiful time with him on this earth.
    Marianne Stepulkoski Schlegelmilch

  3. Jim Barter on May 23, 2024 at 4:57 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Carl, prayers for his family. I worked with Carl for many years at G M, also played softball and golf with him. He was a really great guy and friend. May God be with you old friend.

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