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Carl Anthony Monzo, Jr.

June 30, 1963 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 57)

Obituary

Carl Anthony Monzo Jr was born June 30th, 1963 and passed away suddenly at home on Monday, November 16th 2020. Carl is survived by his wife Pattyann, his children Carl III and Marissa, his stepchildren James, Jack, and Kelliann, his siblings Michael, Frances (Vincent), Matthew (Colleen), Kathleen, Christopher (Marisa), and Daniel as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Carl was born and raised in Yeadon, Pennsylvania to Carl Monzo Sr and Mary Kathleen Touey attending St. Louis Elementary and Monsignor Bonner High School. As the oldest of seven children, Carl took full ownership of his own life and took quickly to caring for others at a young age. He joined Yeadon Fire Company at sixteen years old where he would go on to serve in every position up to Assistant Chief throughout his fifteen years of active service and forty-one years of contribution. While at the firehouse, Carl developed a friendship with Connie Cassidy who would provide a teenage Carl his first opportunity in the public safety realm through AmbuCare event medical services. During his time at AmbuCare in the early eighties, he also served as a corrections officer at Delaware County Prison as well as the Director of Security of Pulsations Night Club. In the mid-eighties, Carl spent five years working in emergency mental health services at Montgomery County Hospital with his beloved brother and best friend Michael; before returning to AmbuCare to take on the role of Director of Operations for Event Medical Services. It was in this role that Carl flourished into the pioneer we remember him as today. Carl felt that the sports and entertainment industry was lacking in quality, professional emergency medical care and transitioned AmbuCare into the first private ambulance service in Pennsylvania exclusively serving the special events industry. His clientele included the Eagles, Sixers, Flyers, and Phillies and they remain his clients to this day without interruption. 

In the early nineties, Carl received an opportunity to write and execute some of the first safety planning manuals and staffing models for the original Phish festivals. Those events were some of the first of their kind and would be the template on which the festival boom was built, elevating Carl as the preeminent medical authority for live events in the United States. He would further cement that legacy over the next 26 years as the Medical Director for industry leading events such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, and dozens more. In addition, Carl has proudly been the Director of Tour Security for Phish for nearly ten years; a role he cherished as he got to practice his most authentic passion without filter, taking care of others.

In 1997, AmbuCare was acquired by a large national ambulance provider where Carl would step into the role of Vice President of east coast operations. In 2001, Carl would proudly leave that organization with over 40 loyal employees in tow to start his own business, National Event Services, where he operated as its Chief Executive Officer for the last 19 years. Carl’s integrity, commitment, love, and loyalty allowed him to leave a prominent organization and start a thriving multi-faceted business with over 40 employees, literally overnight. In the early years of NES, he also managed to find time to teach the EMT program at Delaware County Training Center and then Delaware County Community College, furthering his already significant impact on the EMS community in Delaware County. Carl’s entrepreneurial spirit, tireless dedication, and altruistic intentions not only cleared a path, but paved it and left a map for all to follow.

Carl’s career achievements and contributions, while vast and tangibly impactful, pale in comparison to who he was as a man. If you met Carl, you were his family, instantly. With no judgment, comparison, or expectation. He loved you. When you had a special occasion, an incredibly thoughtful gift showed up at your door. When you were going through a troubled time, Carl was the first person to reach out and not only offered support but followed through and stayed with you until you got where you needed to be. When you were unsure, he was the man you called. And he always answered. Regardless of his own circumstance, your call never went to voicemail and you were greeted with kindness, compassion, empathy, and a solution; no matter what it took. His humility wouldn’t allow him to take credit for any of his incredible acts. His presence emitted the essence of safety. He was the consummate protector and ultimate provider. Carl was the human embodiment of generosity, responsibility, and unconditional love. You were always safe with him. Carl’s heart didn’t fail, he simply gave it away to all of us. The effects of both his life and his passing will be felt far and wide for generations to come. 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation Friday evening 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Saturday 9:30-10:45 A.M.at St. Louis Church, 821 W. Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Yeadon, PA 19050 followed by his Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M. on Saturday.  Interment Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery.  Funeral Services will be live-streamed as well.  2nu.gs/CarlMonzoJr  See below for the link also.

In lieu of flowers family requests contributions be made in Carl's memory to:

American Cancer Society
480 Norristown Road, Suite # 150, Blue Bell PA 19422
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Valley Chapter
30 S. 17th Street Suite 800, Philadelphia PA 19103

Positive Legacy
Cloud 9 Adventures 105 E. Atlantic Ave. Suite 200, Delray Beach FL 33444
Web: http://www.bit.ly/carl-monzo

The Water Wheel
Web: http://www.bit.ly/carl-monzo

 

 

 


Services

Visitation
Friday
November 20, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Louis Church
821 West Cobbs Creek Parkway
Yeadon, PA 19050

Visitation
Saturday
November 21, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Louis Church
821 West Cobbs Creek Parkway
Yeadon, PA 19050

Funeral Mass
Saturday
November 21, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Louis Church
821 West Cobbs Creek Parkway
Yeadon, PA 19050

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Saturday
November 21, 2020

Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Video is available for this event


Donations

American Cancer Society
480 Norristown Road, Suite # 150, Blue Bell PA 19422
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Valley Chapter
30 S. 17th Street Suite 800, Philadelphia PA 19103

Positive Legacy
Cloud 9 Adventures 105 E. Atlantic Ave. Suite 200, Delray Beach FL 33444
Web: http://www.bit.ly/carl-monzo

The Water Wheel
Web: http://www.bit.ly/carl-monzo

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