Carl H. Hazen of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired partner in his family's carpet business, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 80.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Kenmore High School and served in the Navy in the Pacific aboard the USS Petrov Bay during World War II. He later served for 20 years in the Naval Reserve.
He joined his father and brother in Earl Hazen & Sons, the family's carpet sales, installation and cleaning business. He worked for the company from its opening in 1937 until he retired and the company closed in 1986.
Mr. Hazen was a member of the Sheridan Drive Lions Club and Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Patricia Parker Hazen; a son, Peter of Clarence Center; two daughters, Susanne Volino of Apple Valley, Minn., and Virginia Greenwood of Delray Beach, Fla.; a brother, Donald of the Town of Tonawanda; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Faith United Presbyterian Church, 3150 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst.