Bob D. Carlin

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Oct. 24, 2012

Bob (Pepsi) D. Carlin, 81, of Ashley, died late Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Ashley, he was a son of the late Dennis A. and Edith J. Schacht Carlin. He was a graduate of Ashley High School, class of 1949.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Hanover Area School District, Stanton Bowling Lanes, American Tobacco and McGregor Clothing.

Pepsi was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Parish, Ashley, a coach for the Ashley/Newtown Little League for over 40 years, a high school coach for St. Leo's Baseball Team and assistant coach for St Leo's Basketball team.

He was an avid fan of Notre Dame, New York Yankees, Wilkes-Barre Barons Baseball and loved to go to Artillery Park to watch the games. Pepsi would rather listen to a game on the radio, than to watch it on TV.

Bob was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by sister, Violet Fitser; brother, Harry Fitser; and niece, Dorothy Jean Rutkowski.

He is survived by his sister, Louise Fitser; brother, Dennis J. Carlin; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. Monday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. The Rev. Thomas J. O'Malley will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 a.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent by visiting

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 28, 2012
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