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Phoenixville Man Who Inspired Many Dies at 26

His family remembers a man who "achieved everything he wanted in life, while touching so many lives along the way."

Carl A. “Helmet” Ferretti, age 26, of Phoenixville, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short battle with cancer. Patch File Photo by Bob Byrne
Carl A. “Helmet” Ferretti, age 26, of Phoenixville, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short battle with cancer. Patch File Photo by Bob Byrne
Carl A. “Helmet” Ferretti, age 26, of Phoenixville, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday in the Seasons Hospice after a short battle with cancer. Born in Phoenixville, he was the loving son of Joseph P. and Deborah E. (Ludwig) Ferretti of Phoenixville. 

Carl was a member of St. Ann R.C. Church in Phoenixville. He was a 2006 graduate of Phoenixville High School and a 2010 graduate of Kutztown University.

After college, he worked for Prudential Investments in Dresher, PA. Helmet loved sports, racing BMX bikes in his youth and playing baseball, soccer, and football for his high school. He loved all types of auto racing, with the IndyCar series being his favorite.

In such a short time, he achieved everything he wanted in life, while touching so many lives along the way.  

In addition to his parents, Carl is survived by his maternal grandfather, Charles E. Ludwig Sr., husband of the late Margaret W. Ludwig; his paternal grandmother, Virginia A. Ferretti, wife of the late Augustine A. Ferretti; nine aunts and uncles and thirteen cousins; his Godparents Carl Jones Jr. and Camille Antonini; and all the friends he met throughout his life. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass at the St. Ann Chapel, 604 S. Main Street, Phoenixville on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be the Rev. John J. Newns. Burial will follow in the St. Ann Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday evening, December 18, 2013 in the St. Ann Chapel from 6:00-9:00 PM, and on Thursday morning from 9:00-10:45 AM in the Chapel.

Arrangements are being handled by the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Main Street at Fifth Avenue, Phoenixville. Condolences may be offered online by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com.

Editor's Note: This obituary was provided to Patch by the funeral home.
Jane December 16, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Find comfort in knowing he is at peace, and resting comfortably with the Lord.-Citizens for liberty, Montgomery County, PA.
Kristin Pesnell December 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM
My prayers are with the family during this very painful time.

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