Carl Carlson

WEST MILFORD — Services will be held for Carl "Jack" Carlson, 86, of Milford, Pa., who died on Saturday, November 9, 2013. He was the father of Carl Carlson and Linda Struble, both of the Hewitt section of this community.

Born in Bogota, Mr. Carlson was a longtime resident of the Milford area. He was the owner and operator of Milford Systems, West Milford. Also, he was a U.S. Merchant Marine and Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 62-year mason and a past master of Port Jervis Masonic Lodge No. 328, Port Jervis, N.Y., and Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 222, West Milford. He was a member of Genesis Lodge No. 88, Pompton Lakes, and the West Milford Square Club of West Milford. In 1979 and 1980, he was grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. And, he was a member of the four bodies of the York Right, achieving the title of Knight of the York Cross of Honor.

Arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis, N.Y. Donations may be sent to Port Jervis Masonic Lodge No. 328 Free & Accepted Masons, Sussex St., P.O. Box 685, Port Jervis, NY 12771; or to Genesis Masonic Lodge No. 88 Free & Accepted Masons, 15 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.

Mr. Carlson also is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Hulme; his other sons, Donald Yeomans of Sidney Center, N.Y., and Robert Yeomans of Walton, N.Y.; his other daughter, Joyce Geisert of Orange, Calif.; his brother, Donald of Elmwood Park; his sister, Betty Lou Lamars of Murrysville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Jessie; and his sister, Judy Kendall.

Published in Suburban Trends on Nov. 12, 2013