ROBERT L. CAR­SON

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

SARATOGA SPRINGS: Robert L. Car­son, age 93, a long­time Glenville res­i­dent passed away on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 12, 2019 in Saratoga Springs with his fam­ily at his side. He was born on May 28, 1926 in Marion, In­di­ana, the son of the late Leslie Car­son and Yevonne Wil­liams Car­son. Robert was ed­u­cated in the pub­lic schools in In­di­ana and Mary­land. Robert was proud to serve with the 6th Ar­mored Di­vi­sion of the US Army in France and Ger­many dur­ing WWII. Robert con­tin­ued his ed­u­ca­tion at­tend­ing Pur­due Uni­ver­sity where he earned his bach­e­lor’s de­gree in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing in 1950. He then went to work for Gen­eral Elec­tric as an engi­neer and en­gi­neer­ing man­ager in the Large Steam Tur­bine De­part­ment for 40 years prior to re­tir­ing in 1990. Robert was an avid hiker. He was a mem­ber of the Adiron­dack 46-R Club, hav­ing climbed all 46 high peaks in the Adiron­dacks. He loved to ski, sail, ca­noe, kayak and play ten­nis. He was an ac­com­plished crafts­man, hav­ing made many very spe­cial pieces of fur­ni­ture. One of “Papa’s” greatest joys was play­ing with his grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren. He will be missed by all who knew him and were touched by him. Robert is sur­vived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Norma M. Car­son; daugh­ter, Cyn­thia Mushroe (Michael) of Spring Lake, Michi­gan; sons, Dr. Eric Car­son (Kath­leen) of Saratoga Springs, David Car­son (Diane) of Ma­hopac, NY; seven grand­chil­dren, Kath­leen O’Brien (Daniel), Robert Mushroe, Thomas Mushroe, Jenna Hiltz (Alan), Michael Car­son, Brian Car­son, Chelsea Car­son; three great­grand­chil­dren, Liam and Lily O’Brien and Hai­ley Hiltz; two sis­ters, Carolyn Jones of Mun­cie In­di­ana, and Delores Bray of Mesa, Ari­zona; sev­eral nieces and friends who will miss him dearly. A grave­side ser­vice with mil­i­tary hon­ors will be held at 1:00 pm on Fri­day, March 20, 2020 at Ger­ald B.H. Solomon Saratoga Na­tional Ceme­tery, fol­lowed by a 3pm memo­rial ser­vice at Cal­vary Epis­co­pal Church in Burnt Hills. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in mem­ory of Robert can be made to the Cal­vary Epis­co­pal Church, 85 Lake Hill Rd, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Com­pas­sion­ate Fu­neral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. If you wish to ex­press your on­line con­do­lences or view the Obituary, please visit our web­site at www. com­pas­sion­ate­fu­ner­al­care.com

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