Lavern P. “Guy” Carlson

Lavern P. "Guy" Carlson

Lavern P. “Guy” Carlson, 87, of Falconer passed away Friday (Nov. 29, 2019) in his home.

He was born May 20, 1932, in Warren, Pa., the son of the late Rudy and Edith Carlson.

Guy was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean conflict from 1952-56. He was employed by Blackstone Corporation, which later became Valeo for 42 years, retiring in 1995.

He attended Bemus Point United Methodist Church. Guy was a member of Skyline Archery, bowled in several local bowling leagues and had drag raced. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. Guy enjoyed restoring classic cars, especially his 1953 GMC half ton pickup truck and won numerous awards.

Guy will be remembered for his devotion to his family, hard work ethic, mechanically inclined to build and repair and always willing to help others.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly J. Anderson Eckstrom Carlson, whom he married June 24, 2000, in Sinclairville; his son. Kevin Carlson of Frewsburg; three stepdaughters: Jerri (Phil) Bosarge of Warner Robins, Ga., Kimberly (Darrell) Waag of Cassadaga and Kirsten (Dean) Double of Falconer; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Carlson of Jamestown; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia (Eckstrom) Carlson; his second, wife Barbara (Burnside) Carlson; his son, Douglas Paul Carlson; his grandson, Marshall Dallas Carlson; two sisters: Vivian (Harold) Buck and twin sister, Leona (Russell) Freeman; and a brother, Kenneth (Georgia) Carlson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Pastor Gordon Robbins will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday in the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be donated to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.

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