Cary Robert Klotz, 68 years old, beloved husband, father and friend, died peacefully in Albuquerque, NM on December 19, 2017. Cary was born in Klein – Auheim, Germany on May 14, 1949. He came to the United States in the spring of 1954, one of the last immigrants to be processed through Ellis Island. Cary was raised in Princeton, NJ and attended schools there. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Klotz Boccanfuso, his father, Frank Boccanfuso, and sisters, Petra Laube and Uta Bosch, both of Germany. He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Joyce and son, Jason; brothers Volker Klotz and Bryan Boccanfuso and sister, Aimee Boccanfuso-Roman as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Cary lived life on his own terms. He was a gentleman who loved his hats, had a quirky sense of humor and hearty laugh. He was creative and adventurous. He was a carpenter by trade and built custom homes and furniture. He was a hippie and free spirit at heart, customized his own van and traveled all over the country. He loved road trips and always wanted to know what was around the next bend in the road. He was a rock and roller, attended many of the big festivals in the 60’s and 70’s and attended concerts right up until his death. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hiking and fishing. He was a published photographer with a focus on nature and indigenous peoples. He opened his own art gallery when he lived in New River, Arizona where he sold his photographs and southwest art. He helped more than one artist get a start in the art world, as well as selling the work of well known artists. Cary had a green thumb. He worked as an interior plantscaper and an exterior landscaper. At home he grew many interior plants and tended a large outdoor garden, orchard and grape vines. Cary loved to cook. Friends and family will attest to his prowess as a Christmas cookie maker. The world is a sadder place without him. He will be missed by his family and his many friends all over the country.
Cremation has occurred. Services will be held in Princeton, NJ at a later date.