Carl A. Carlozzi, 83, professor emeritus of environmental conservation, died Dec. 16 at the Overlook of Northampton Nursing Home.
Born in Cleveland, he went to schools in South Euclid and Kent, Ohio.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and was honorably discharged with the Korean Service Medal in 1954. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University. He then earned his doctorate in conservation at the University of Michigan.
He was an assistant professor of conservation at Cornell University for three years and then moved in 1965 to Amherst to teach in the department of forestry and wildlife management. He helped establish the Natural Resource Studies (NAREST) program and served as its director. He retired in 1995.
He served on the Amherst Conservation Commission for five years and was a founding member of the Amherst Orchid Society.
Carl leaves his wife Alice (Amner) Carlozzi, and his sister-in-law Lucy Sherrill of Williamstown, his son Peter and his wife Norma of San Mateo, Calif.; daughter Gina Wall and her husband Michael Wall of Northampton; daughter Sara of Rio Rancho, N.M.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Meeting House in the Lathrop Community, One Shallowbrook Lane, Northampton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kestrel Land Trust, P.O. Box 1016, Amherst 01004.