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John Herbert Carlson

April 16, 1938 — May 17, 2016

John Herbert Carlson ,78, of Westport died peacefully on may 17, 2016 at Essex Centers Home in Elizabethtown surrounded by his family and friends.John was born April 16 in Crown Point to Mauritz and Selina
Frazier Carlson.
He then moved to westport when he was 15. After
graduating from high school john enlisted in the marines and served
from 1956 through 1959 being stationed at Camp Lajeune. John was known for his strong work ethic driving trucks for george moore and company for 21 years retiring only because of his advancing parkinsons disease. John is survived by his wife of 54 years Rose Arlene Simpson Carlson and three daughters kristin carlson and her children alexander and
moira steele,Einin and annalie hammond, Tina Carlson and her children Brianna Carlson and Abigail Carlson and Taryn Conley and her children
quinton and kyle conley.
He is also survived by his first great grandchild Isaac John
Vincent.. He is also survived by one brother and his wife, Harold and Linda carlson of hudson falls ny, one sister sharron morse of
plattsburgh ny and one brother in law gerald mayo of champlain ny.
Also surviving are several nieces and one nephew.
Besides his parents john was predeceased by one sister Elsie Carlson Mayo and one brother Leonard Carlson.
John was always known to others as a kind and generous person.
Everyone who met him immediately liked him. His main passion in life
was actually also his work, driving truck. In his spare time he enjoyed Nascar Racing as well as amateur racing at Airborne parkway. He also was a regular at the essex county fair
demolition derby winning several trophies. He was also a wonderful
family man, taking his wife and children on mini adventures. He will
be greatly missed by many people.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at
the Veterans cemetary in wadhams on thursday may 26 at 1100 am. A
small gathering will be held following the ceremony at their house in
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