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Carl E. VanFleet

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May 20, 2012

Carl Eugene (Gene) VanFleet, 93, of Tunkhannock, formerly of Factoryville, died Sunday evening, May 20, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. He was a son of the late Harold and Ruth Smith VanFleet, born May 21, 1918, in Wallsville, Pa. He was married to the late and former Thelma Ross, who died August 30, 2010. Carl graduated from Benton High School, Fleetville. He had worked over 60 years at Shadowbrook doing general maintenance. He was a member of the Eatonville United Methodist Church. Carl was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Brown; eight brothers, Glen, Ernest, Percy, Willard, Richard, Elmer, Robert and Donald. Surviving are a son, Ronald VanFleet, and wife Sherry of Averill Park, N.Y.; daughter, Charlotte Kingston, and husband Lloyd, of Factoryville; grandchildren, James and his wife, Pam, of New Ipswich, N.H.; Kelsey VanFleet of Averill Park, N.Y.; Kristen Wright and her husband, Dale, of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia; Susan Carey and her husband, Sam, of Factoryville, and Sean VanFleet of Williamsport; great-grandchildren, Eric, Becka and Sarah Kingston; Devin, Ian and Erin Wright; Zachariah and Alizah Carey; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be private and at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Lori Robinson officiating. Interment held at Clifford Valley Cemetery, Clifford. Memorial Service for the public will be held on June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eatonville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilkes-Barre Office, 57 N Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. To send an online condolence, please visit

Published in Times Leader on May 22, 2012
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