Peter Carlson (1943 - 2017)

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  • "Pete ... a true friend.. an inspiration.. pals forever..."
    - John Klosterman
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Carlson, Peter Roy

Peter Roy Carlson, 73, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away suddenly at his home in Green Valley, AZ on 3/8/2017. Pete was born in Brockton, MA on 12/15/1943.

Left to honor and remember his life, love & gifts is his wife of 52 years, Polyan Elizabeth Carlson; his two daughters, Erika Carlson Schnurr & Kristen Carlson Accardi; his grandchildren, Robert Alan Schnurr, Hannah Mae Schnurr, and Cassidy Rose Accardi; and his sister, Rhoda Drummond.

Peter was a graduate of Lake Worth High School (1961) where he served as senior class president. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1966) and his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1968). Peter worked at NASA, Marshall Space Center during the Saturn V program where he met his wife, Polyan. Peter was a lifelong advocate of space travel and exploration and has passed this love to his daughters & grandchildren. He was a kind, loving husband & family man with affection for travelling, cooking, science & a dry sense of humor.

He will be greatly missed.

Cremation and private family celebration of life will take place at a later time.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 12, 2017