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Dr. Karl A. Nieforth

July 7, 1936 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Dr. Karl Nieforth Obituary

Karl A. Nieforth, 85, of Mansfield Center, CT passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 18, 2022. He was the surviving son of the late Reginald Nieforth and Mabel Nieforth of Melrose MA.

A dedicated pharmacist, educator, and leader, Karl received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1957, and his M.S. (1959) and Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Purdue University in 1961.  He spent his entire career at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, initially as an associate professor and culminating as Dean of the school from 1981 to 1993.  He was an active participant in several professional societies, state board committees, and various advisory positions throughout his career.  His greatest joys were mentoring his students and interacting with his professional colleagues and personal friends, many of whom were both.

He is survived by his wife, Joan (Whitney).  Father of Scott (wife Melissa), Keith (wife Alicia), Karla (husband Randy Adams), Kraig (wife Georgia).  Grandfather to Leanne Nieforth-Bomkamp (husband John), Julia Nieforth (fiancé Alex Holland), Taylor Adams, Douglas Adams, Krista Adams.  Stepfather to Maryellen Eldredge, Barbara Adams. Step grandfather to Haley Adams, Kara Adams, and Audra Eldredge.  Karl was predeceased by his brother, Bradley Nieforth.

Karl’s family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic. His burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the Karl A. and Joan C. Nieforth Pharmacy Student Scholarship (0030869) which provides scholarship support for UConn students enrolled in the Professional Program in the University’s School of Pharmacy. Please make checks payable to:  The UConn Foundation, Inc. (Memo: In Memory of Karl Nieforth 030869) and forward to: 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206, Storrs, CT  06269,


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Calling Hours
June 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


Karl A. and Joan C. Nieforth Pharmacy Student Scholarship (0030869)
2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206, Storrs CT 06269


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