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David John Carlson

age 87, passed away peacefully in Indianapolis on June 26, 2013.

Born July 13, 1925 in New York City, NY, to Fredrick and Anna Carlson, David served his country in WWII as an engineer in the U.S. Army's Signal Corps. After the war, he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and completed his Masters of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957. Working at RCA, he pioneered color television technology and received over 50 patents before his retirement in 1987 after 35 years. In his spare time, he attained "Clock Master" status and was a regular contributor to the Horological Times Magazine.

David was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church for 50 years where he served in many administrative roles.

David will be remembered in death for his wisdom and willingness to help.

He was preceded in death by his wifes, Eva and Mae Carlson. He is survived by his two children, Karen and David (Suzie); grandchildren, Chuck Roell (Kara), Andy Roell (Megan), Ryan Howard (Mary), Jeff (Erin), and Katie (Johnny); along with ten great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 4601 N. Emerson, Indianapolis, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Relatives and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the city of Lawrence Needy Family Fund, 9001 E. 59th St., Suite 204, Lawrence, IN 46226.

Family and friends are welcome to sign the online guest book for David at Flanner and Buchanan- Lawrence is handling local arrangements.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 28, 2013
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