Olean –George B. Carlson "Loving Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather"
George B. Carlson, of 112 North 19th Street, passed away at Olean General Hospital on Friday, January 17, 2020.
George was born December 19, 1930 in Olean, NY and was a son of Oscar J. and Pauline E. Bradford Carlson. On January 27, 1952 he married his wife of nearly 56 years at Trinity Methodist Church, Marilyn E. Dayton, who predeceased him on January 4, 2008.
After graduation George enlisted in the US Marine Corps in which he served as Corporal for 2 years. After military service George worked in construction as a foreman for G. E. Edstrom Co., L. C. Whitford Co., and Bradley Builders. Later he was employed by the Olean City School District in which he became Superintendant of Building & Grounds serving from 1984 to 1994.
He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Olean. George was also a life member of the Carpenters Local 66 and a member of the American Legion Post #0530 of Olean. He volunteered at the Olean Housing Authority for 10 years and was a volunteer driver for the Inter Faith Care Givers. George also enjoyed reading and woodworking doll houses.
George is survived by 1 son; Mark T. Carlson of Norfolk, VA, 1 Daughter; Martha C. (David) Hoge of West Minister , CO, and 10 Grandchildren; James B. (Ashley) Carlson, Kelly (Jeremy) Barr, Jessica (Gus) Granados, Anthony "Trey" (Heather) Marra, Kimberly (Joe) Bartholomew, Karrie (Ryan) Neely, Tristan (Jeff) Wilson, Spenser (Rochelle) Hoge, Brooke Hoge, and Kelsie (Ignasi Aliguer) Hoge, and 17 great grandchildren.
Along with his loving wife, George was predeceased by a daughter, Penny L. Marra, a son, Scott E. Carlson, and 2 grandchildren, Jason E. Marra and Katie A. Carlson.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Chad M. Sayers and The Rev. Carrie Wolfe, Pastors at the Christ United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olean, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
Memorials may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 633 Linwood Ave, Olean, NY 14760, or to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, NY 14760.