Raymond L. Carlson (1928 - 2017)

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Raymond L. Carlson, age 89, of 315 Early Ave., Ridgway, died Sunday evening, Dec. 10, 2017, at his residence.
He was born May 15, 1928, in Ridgway, son of the late Richard and Johanna (Steinlehner) Carlson. He married Blanche B. Bokoski on July 28, 1950. She survives. He resided in Ridgway all his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the Ridgway Elks, the American Legion. He loved to mow the yard and he was an avid Penn State, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and an Elker fan. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He had been employed by National Fuel for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Blanche B. Carlson of Ridgway; one daughter, Paula J. Carlson of Ridgway; one son, Terrance R. Carlson of Newnan, Georgia; three grandchildren, Shelby Carlson, Brice Carlson, John R. Makos III; one brother, Robert Carlson of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda S. Carlson and one brother, Richard Carlson.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond L. Carlson will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. with military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elker Touchdown Club c/o Laurie MacDonald, 4922 Grant Road, Ridgway, PA 15853, or to the Ridgway Ambulance.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 12, 2017
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