Carl A. Pantiskas

Carl A. Pantiskas
August 11, 1956 -February 17, 2012

At 3pm on Friday, February 17th in the VA Medical Center in Seattle WA, Carl A. Pantiskas lost his gallant battle against ALS.

He was born on August 11th, 1956 in England to Frank and Mariam Pantiskas.

A graduate of Vacaville High School in California, he attained his B.S. at UC Davis and his Masters of Science at Sacramento State University, where he met the love of his life.

He obtained the rank of Captain while serving in the United States Army. He was an active member of the AAMI and received numerous awards for his work in medical instrumentation, human factors and standards. He dedicated his life as a biomedical engineer, working at Spacelabs Medical and Drager Medical as a Senior Clinical Engineer.

He is survived by Kari, his wife of 25 years, his sons Andrew and Matthew, his mother Miriam and brother Gary (Julie) in California, his sister Connie (Jim) Nelson in Illinois, 4 nieces and 2 nephews.

His entombment will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Thursday, February 23rd at 10:30 am. A public celebration of his life will follow at 1:00 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church; 10021 NE 124th St Kirkland, WA 98034.

Donations may be made to the Evergreen Chapter of ALS.

7 Responses to “Carl A. Pantiskas”

  • Eileen E. Uveric says:

    Dear Kari, Andrew and Matthew,
    May you find solace and peace in your memories of a fine Husband and Father. God be with you at this difficult time for your Family.
    Your Past Co-worker and friend,
    Eileen E. Uveric

  • Ahmet Turkmen says:

    I will never forget his friendliness and his commitment to his profession. May God help the family.
    your co-author and co-chair at AAMI

  • Bob Colasurdo says:

    I didn’t know all of Carl’s great achievements, which I am reading now, unfortunately after his passing, but I knew him as great husband, father, and member of my community where his presence and contributions made a huge impact. He was a friend to my sons and family and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Kari, Andrew, and Matthew, a legacy for which any man could be thankful and proud. God Bless !

  • Sonja Zimmer says:

    Dear Kari Andrew and Matthew

    I wish for you moments of peace and the knowledge that you all took the very best care of Carl.
    now is the time to care of one another and hold on to those great memeories and laughter you all shared!

    Love Sonja

  • Dick Sunderland says:

    I worked with Carl at SpaceLabs and on AAMI committees for about 25 years. His work ethic and commitment were high, and his sense of humor was a pleasure. His years of work on AAMI and international committees has made an outstanding impact for the better. He will be sorely missed. I’m so glad he was honored at the AAMI awards ceremony last June, and that I got to meet part of his family there. It was obvious how much you loved, supported, and cared for him. May God grant you His peace and comfort in the days that lie ahead!
    Your AAMI co-chair & friend,
    Dick Sunderland

  • elizabeth curlee says:

    you are sorrily missed by all your gaming friends. we will play on with no one to correct our grammar or spelling. as usual, we are too late to say good bye. god speed, my friend

  • Albert Arockiam says:

    I worked with Carl for more than five years in Spacelabs. He was without question a great man in his field of knowledge. What impressed me more was that he was ready to share his knowledge readily. He guided and helped newcomers like me to the world of medical devices. A very fun person to work with and a deep font of medical device knowledge.

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