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James E. Carberry Obituary
Lt Col. James E. Carberry, Jr. USAF (RET) age 90, formerly of Devon, PA, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in Clintonville, WI. "Jim" was born on July 13, 1923 in Phillipsburg, NJ, the son of the late James E. and Grace (Raudenbush) Carberry, Sr. His family later moved to Easton, PA where he graduated from High School. Jim served in the Army Air Corps flying P-51 Mustangs in the China-Burma Theater from February 3, 1943 until his discharge on December 14, 1945. After WW II, Jim worked on Oil Rigs in Durango, CO until attending Moravian College in Pennsylvania in 1947. On August 13, 1947, Jim was united in marriage to Mildred Young in Bel Air, MD. The couple lived in Easton, PA until Jim was recalled to serve in the Air Force on November 4, 1949. During Jim's service time, the couple lived throughout the United States until Jim's discharge and retirement on March 31, 1970. During that time he flew B-29 aircraft in the Korean War, B-47 Stratojets during the Cold War and finally C-7A Caribou's in Viet Nam. He started Carco Construction Company and built houses, and then worked as a general contractor doing renovations. After retirement they settled in Devon, PA, Jim was a member of the V.F.W. in PA and enjoyed woodworking, especially building furniture. He was very involved with the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild an organization dedicated to the preservation and operation of historic vessels and spent lots of time at the Chesapeake Bay. In 2006 the couple moved to Clintonville, WI. Mildred preceded her husband in death on November 8, 2006 after 59 years of marriage. Survivors Include: His son: James M. (Patricia) Carberry, Saugus, CA His daughter: Carole (John "Jack") DeWolf, Clintonville, WI 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mildred "Mit", his sister and brother-in-law Evelyn & Peter Mueller . Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in the Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Condolences may be sent through www.eberhardtstevenson.com
Published in Main Line Media News on May 11, 2014
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