Curtis L. Carlson, 86, of 1319 East Main St., Bradford, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born July 2, 1925, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Wallace and Olive (Alexis) Carlson. He was a 1943 graduate of Bradford High School.
On March 6, 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Central Europe, Rhineland, ROME-ARNO and Southern France with the Battery A 747th Field Artillery Battalion, he was honorably discharged on Dec. 23, 1945.
On May 3, 1947 in Bradford he married Margaret L. (Washburn) Carlson who survives.
He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church and served on Church Council.
He was formerly employed at Ed Debartolo Developers in Ohio, William Christie & Sons in Kane and prior to his retirement he was a foreman at S. M. Gleason Company.
He was a member of the Kane Elks Club and served as Past Exhalted Ruler, member and past governor of the Kane Moose Lodge and the Kane Rotary Club, member of the Mountian Grange in Kane, Masonic Lodge of Olean, the American Legion, and the VFW Post in Bradford.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are three sons, Stephen D. (Beverly) Carlson of Akron N.Y., David L. (Judy) Carlson of Kane, and Richard L. Carlson of Forestville N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Carlson of Willow Creek, and Kenneth (Dorothy) Carlson of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Kandie (Joel) Gay, Kristen (Don) Kohl, Amye (Doug) Burton, Eric (Becky) Carlson, Julia (Dale) Anderson, Katie (Ray) Dupree, Michael Carlson, Zachary Carlson, Brandon (Cheree) Caprio, and Joseph Caprio; 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Donald L. Carlson, and one brother, Duane "Swede" Carlson.
Family will be receiving friends on Monday, Feb. 6 from 10-11 a.m. in the Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church. At 11 a.m. funeral and committal will be held in the church with Rev. Douglas Soley interim pastor officiating. Following the funeral Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army. Burial will be in Kanesholm Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church 152 Seaward Ave Bradford, PA 16701 or Relay for Life at the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit P.O. Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com .