Carl Edwin "Ed" Carlson, 84, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Marie (Blunda) Carlson, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, May 31, 2014, with his family by his side.
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He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on March 24, 1930, the son of the late Rev. Emil R. and Ada (Hegstrom) Carlson. Ed graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine, Class of 1947. He attended Tufts University and completed his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science. Ed worked as a metallurgist for the Atomic Energy Commission before joining Pratt & Whitney Aircraft's CANEL project. Ed later worked for many years at Hamilton Standard. Ed loved music; he played the piano, and he was the organist at South United Methodist Church in Middletown for 27 years, and also sang in the church choir. Ed was very active in the East Hartford community. He was a member of the Republican Town Committee and the Historical Society, was a justice of the peace, and served the East Hartford Interfaith Ministry. Ed was involved with Scouting in East Hartford and is the proud father of three Eagle Scouts from Troop 69. Ed loved camping, playing bridge, and doing crossword puzzles. He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, and UConn fan. He was proud of his Swedish heritage and was a member of the Scandia Lodge 23, Order of Vasa.
In addition to his loving wife, Ed will be dearly missed by his sons, Josef Carlson, and his wife, Rev. Maria Yocum, of Tolland, Peter Carlson, and his wife, Christine, of Rocky Hill, and Kenneth Carlson, and his wife, Christina Lynn, of New Haven; his daughter, Christina Marie Condé, and her husband, John, of Willington; his five adored grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric, Elsabet, Millie, and Daniel; his sisters, Eloise Leisk of Massachusetts and Elizabeth Henry of New York; his brothers, Dr. Elliott Carlson, and his wife, Ann, of Massachusetts, and H. Earl Carlson, and his wife, Helen, of New Hampshire, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1120 Silver Lane, East Hartford. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church.
Family and friends may visit the D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford, on Friday, June 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church 1120 Silver Lane, East Hartford 06118; or to Camp Calumet Lutheran, P.O. Box 236, West Ossipee, NH 03890.
For online expressions of sympathy please visit
D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel
30 Carter Street East Hartford, CT 06118-3606
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 4 to June 8, 2014