American Veteran 08

Robert L. Carson

May 28, 1926 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 93)


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 great-grandchildren.  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 great-grandchildren, 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.

At the family’s request, the graveside service with military honors that was scheduled for 1:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, will be postponed to a later date, date to be determined. 

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.


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Spring Burial

Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871


Calvary Episcopal Church
85 Lake Hill Rd., Burnt Hills NY 12020

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