CARSON - Richard Arthur, 80, of Macungie, PA, died on Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Lillian H. (Andersen) Carson. The couple celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 15th. Born in Jamaica, NY, he was the son of the late William Arthur and Harriet May (Kolb) Carson. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Emmaus, PA and was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. He had worked for 40 years for Best Foods in New Jersey, retiring in 1995 as the National Training Manager. Previously, he was employed as a manager for Bohack Supermarkets in Long Island, NY. He was Co-Director for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fife and Drum Corps in Long Island and was a volunteer for the Allentown Food Bank. Richard was an avid model train collector and operator. Survivors: Wife; Children: Linda S. Rosasco and her husband Troy o St. James, LI, NY, Christopher S. Carson and his wife Lynn of Blandon, PA, and Mark A. Carson and his wife Marybeth of Stroudsburg, PA; Grandchildren: Dema, Nathan, Matthew, Arielle and Gregory. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew C. Carson. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown, PA. A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, all in the funeral home. Interment in Buena Vista Cemetery, Broadheadsville, PA. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center, P.O. Box 8250 Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250 or the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 99 Central Park Rd., Plainview, LI, NY 11803.
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Published in Newsday on Aug. 3, 2013