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Harold Carlton

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JACKSON, N.Y. -- Harold D. Carlton, 85, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Cambridge, N.Y., the son of the late Benjamin and Mary Henderson Carlton. Mr. Carlton graduated from Salem Washington Academy. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a prisoner of war for nine months in Germany. He was a self-employed dairy farmer, owning the Carlton farm in Jackson for many years. Harold was dedicated to his farm in which he continued milking and helping his grandson with field work until he became ill and was hospitalized. He loved animals and enjoyed riding his gator with the family dogs, Susie, Sydney and Simon. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and also the Francis J. Clark American Legion Post No. 812.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lillian Wilson Carlton, whom he married in Jan. 1943; his five children, Pam Carlton of Fort Edward, Donna Arendt, Gary D. Carlton and Greg Carlton, all of Jackson and Penny Carlton of Maine. He is also survived by his four sisters, Thelma Perry of Wallingford, Vt., Jean Klein of New Hampshire, Nancy Magee and Tiny Dunigan, both of Salem; and five grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also pre-deceased by a daughter, Debi Carlton; three brothers, Charles Carlton, John Carlton and Ben Carlton; three sisters, Louise Bentley, Betty McKeighan and Helen Dillon; and a son-in-law, Ernest Arendt.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McClellan Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Carlton may be made to the CR Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801.

For directions to the funeral home and Mr. Carlton’s online guestbook, please visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 31, 2007
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