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Richard Gunnar Carlson

1944 - 2019
Richard Gunnar Carlson Obituary
Richard G. Carlson, MD, 74, of West Hartford and NYC, beloved husband of JoAnne Staats, passed away on Thursday, January 31st. Richard was born on October 19, 1944 in West Hartford, CT. He attended Conard High School, where he was a member of the Varsity football team. He graduated from Trinity College and Columbia Medical School and went on to work at Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, and Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Carlson became Board Eligible in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He eventually went to work at Einstein and Jacobi Hospital, helping in Student Health Services. He then was hired by Columbia as Director of Student Health, comprised of Columbia College and Graduate Schools, the Law and Business Schools, Teacher's College, two seminaries, and assorted small operations.Richard leaves his loving wife, JoAnne Staats of NYC, two daughters, Annie and her wife Elisa Cantilena, and their son, Leo; Jane Carlson and her husband Steve Feighner and their daughter, Evan; and sisters Janet Andrew (Les), and Charlotte Cardone (Edward), both of West Hartford.Richard was a well-liked and well respected physician who will be missed. "Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy". Lousia May AlcottFuneral services were held privately.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 7, 2019
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