Robert E. "Uncle Bob" Carlson, 87, formerly of 24 Stickney Lane, passed away Wednesday (April 6, 2016) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Nov. 21, 1928, in Kane, he was a son of the late Wallace and Inga Olivia Alexis Carlson.
On May 11, 1956, he married Shirley M. Manning Carlson, who died on March 27, 1985.
Mr. Carlson was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. On Jan. 9, 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served with Company E, 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged Jan. 8, 1953.
Bob was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church, Masonic Lodge and American Legion Post #108 of Bradford.
Mr. Carlson had been employed at Kendall Refining Co., Bradford Printing and as a printer at McCourt Label until he retired in 1986.
Surviving is a brother, Kenneth E. (Dorothy) Carlson of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Sheila Carlson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Duane "Swede" Carlson and Curtis Carlson.
Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 am. Saturday at the Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church, where funeral and committal services will immediately follow with the Rev. Rob Klouw, co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Members of American Legion Post #108 will perform military honors after the service. Burial will be in Limestone (N.Y.) Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 152 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 8 to Apr. 15, 2016