June 11, 1923 - May 11, 2012
Age 88, of Route 19, Wyoming, NY, passed away peacefully Friday, May 11, 2012 at the East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw, surrounded by his family who loved him so much.
Elton was born June 11, 1923 to John and Fannie Dersam Carlson. He worked for many years for the Wyoming County Highway Department. He was a member of the New York Cattleman’s Association, the Warsaw Volunteer Exempt Firemen, was secretary of the Warsaw Moose Club and he enjoyed bowling. He loved spending afternoons at the Pavilion Livestock Sales and visiting with his many friends there. Elton could be found at any number of auctions and sales all over Western New York and auctioneers enjoyed seeing him there to start the bidding. Dad most enjoyed having his own “barn sales” and having people stop to visit.
Elton was married 60 years to his beloved wife, Eleanor, who passed away in May, 2004.
He is survived by 5 sons, Richard (Diane) Carlson of Wyoming, David (Mary) Carlson of Reno, NV, Jim Carlson of Batavia, Jeff (Suzie) Carlson of Perry, John Carlson of LeRoy; 3 daughters, Roxanne Carlson of Maui, HI, Nancy (Chris DuMont) Ensman of Webster, Linda (Mike) Jamalkowski of Attica. He loved his grandchildren, Timothy, Danny, Melissa, Danielle, Erica, David, Jr., Robert, Eric, Jessica, Joelle, Jenna and Mitchell. There are also several great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Agnes Wilcox, Allan (Joyce) Carlson and Clayton (Lucille) Carlson all of Warsaw. He was the brother of the late John Carlson.
Friends may call Monday, May 14, 6 – 9 PM and Tuesday, May 15, 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where his funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 AM. Burial will be in Portageville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 62 Prospect St., Warsaw, NY 14569 or Warsaw Fire Department, PO Box 22, Warsaw, NY 14569.
May 14, 2012 : Calling Hours for Elton Carlson - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
May 15, 2012 : Calling Hours for Elton Carlson - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
May 15, 2012 : Calling Hours for Elton Carlson - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
May 16, 2012 : Funeral Service for Elton Carlson - 11:00 AM
May 22.12 from Anne Wagenhals Kleeberg:
Thinking of you during this difficult time
May 21.12 from Larry Carlson:
Sad to hear of your Dad's passing.
Brings to mind memories of playing wiffle ball in the "large" side yard with Jim and "Beef Noodle". Your Dad falling asleep Christmas day at Grandma Carlsons after plowing snow all night. He could sleep thru our singing Happy Birthday to Roxanne and Uncle Alan! Your mom playing her "Letterman" records. I hope similar sweet memories will help soften your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
May 18.12 from Fritz Griswold:
Please rest in peace with the Moose brothers in heaven.
May 16.12 from David and Laurie Greig:
To the Carlson family,sorry on the recent loss of your father,it was a pleasure to know him. I enjoyed seeing him at the many auctions and stopping at the farm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this tough time.
May 16.12 from Sharon Meyer:
Mr. Carlson was a favorite guest of many servers at Silverlake Restaurant, where we greatly enjoyed seeing him. He was a sweet gentleman who always had a smile and a nice word. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
May 16.12 from Kyle, Deb, Joanne & Gina:
Nancy and Family....our thoughts are with all of you.... but know that he is elated to be with your Mom in heaven, and they will be eternally happy.
May 16.12 from Peggy Finch Pearce:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Myrtie Finch and Peggy Pearce
May 15.12 from Chris & Laura Rupp + family:
Our deepest condonlences on the loss of your Dad. Hold tight to memories for comfort and always remember how much you are cared for.
May 14.12 from Donald Park:
To the Carlsons your mom and dad were the most amazing people i've ever got to know. While working at the Pavilion Livestock market for 7yrs i never missed a day that i didnt stop and chat with them if i didnt dad would make sure to stop me.What a wonderful couple.You all were surely blessed to have such awesome parent. they will always be in my thoughts and you all will be in my prayers may god give you all strenght as you grief this great loss
May 14.12 from Kelly Bissell:
To the Carlson Family- So sorry to hear about your Dad. I am thinking about you at this difficult time. Hold your memories close to your heart as this will help. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 14.12 from Gene and Lori Standish:
Dear family, please know are thoughts are with you all and we will always remember your dad sitting on the front lawn in his lawn chair, waving to us.
May 14.12 from Mardell Lamb:
Elton was so nice! Our family loved going to his barn sales. What a wonderful, funny, & generous man. I am so sad to hear of his passing. We will surely miss him. Thoughts & prayers go out to his loving family.
May 14.12 from Sharon True:
Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I do remember my dad and others speaking of him. It was always good things. The things that stuck in my memory was his passion for the great cattle he had and his non stop barn sale. I remember seeing the sign outside and was always going to stop but didn't. My loss. He will live forever in your hearts.
May 14.12 from Diane Carroll-Yacoby:
Dear Nancy & Family:
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Take time with your wonderfully large family to enjoy the many happy memories of your time with him. Those memories will last forever! With Sympathy & Prayers, Diane Carroll-Yacoby
May 14.12 from Greg Foley:
From everyone here at Brunner Niagara you have our deepest condolences. We will be sending a donation to East Side Nursing per your family's wishes.
May 14.12 from Margie Underwood:
May you rest in peace.