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Robert Carlson

Born: Sat., Oct. 3, 1936
Died: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 01, 2019
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes in Sugar Grove

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Sep. 01, 2019
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes in Sugar Grove

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Robert A. Carlson, 82, of Matthews Run Rd, Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Born in Jamestown, NY on October 3, 1936, he was the son of the late Arvid John Carlson and Margaret (Peterson) Carlson Hagman.

Bob worked at Royal Methel Arnot Division for 11 years where he served as President of the Arnot Federal Credit Union for 2 years and also was an I.B.M. Union Steward for 2 years.  Then he worked at Aldrich Manufacturing for 4 years and Inter Royal Deluxe Div. for 26 years where he served as UE 634 Union President for 4 years, retiring on May 5, 1996.  He served 12 years on the Sugar Grove Library Board as Vice President and 6 years as President.  He was a 4-H leader of the Sugar Grove Ruff Riders horse group for 3 years and he and his family owned and operated the Cindy Creek Farm Horse Boarding stables from 1963 to 1991.  After he turned 65, he worked for his wife at Sweet Town Videos until June 2004 when she sold the store.   

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne  (Spattifor) Carlson who died June 18, 2016. 

Surviving is a daughter,  Missy  Dickinson and her companion, Eric Latshaw  of Sugar Grove; a son, John Arvid (Julie) Carlson  of St. Joseph, IL; 3 grandaughters,  Chelsea Dickinson, Lacey Dickinson and Crysta Dickinson; and 1 grandson, Daniel Carlson.

Friends will be received on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 11 am - 2 pm  at  the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes, 117 Main Street, Sugar Grove where a funeral service will follow  at 2 pm   with Pastor Billy Hughes officiating and  John Filhaber eulogizing.  Burial will be private in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Sugar Grove. Per Bob's wishes, no flowers please.  Those wishing to do so, may make a donation to the Sugar Grove Library or place a book in his name.  Condolences may be left by visiting our website at www.mckinneyfuneral.com


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Mary Kay (Hughes) Behanna
   Posted Sat August 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of visiting the farm and of Bob, Sue and the family. Bob and my Dad (Bill Hughes) were good buddies since childhood. I know Bob is home now with Sue, my Dad and many other friends and loved ones.
With love, sympathy, and prayers for your comfort at this sad time,
Mary Kay (Hughes) Behanna

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