William D. Carlson

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YORK On Thursday, May 24, 2012 William D. "Bill" Carlson entered into eternal rest at his residence. He was the husband of The Rev. Melinda K. (Strayer) Carlson. Born April 7, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of William A. and Margaret D. (Lorentsen) Carlson of Shiloh. Mr. Carlson was a 1967 graduate of Pace College in New York, and served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969, including a fifteen month tour in Viet Nam, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. He began his professional career with Sylvania, and then worked as Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Chain Company. The couple then moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where he was Chief Financial Officer of Gardner Denver Division of Cooper Industries. Since returning to York in 1998, he has worked as an accountant for Walter E. Shoemaker Company, CPA, PC, as well as H & R Block. Active in Church, he was a member of York First Church of the Brethren, and its District Camp Eder. He had also been a Scoutmaster for Shiloh Troup #140 for 20 years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Carlson is survived by two sons, David S. Stram, and his wife Deb, of Spring Grove, and Kenneth M. Stram, and his partner Steaven Campbell, of San Francisco; and a grandson, Troy Stram. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Carlson. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St., York (the former Hahn Home), with The Rev. Donald Hubbell, and The Rev. Larry Dentler officiating. Viewings will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, with military rites presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your Church, or a . KuhnerAssociates.com
Published in Evening Sun on May 25, 2012
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