Carl E. Carlson


Carl E. Carlson, 79, formerly of Carley Avenue, Sharon, passed away in Hermitage at 9:45 p.m. Monday (Feb. 4, 2019) after battling Parkinson's for 14 years.
Carl was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 9, 1939, to Elmer S. and Theresa Scharl Carlson.
Carl received his bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
He married Sally Ann Lisi on July 29, 1961.
Carl retired from Sharon Steel as a sales manager of forging quality products after 30 years.
He was previously a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sharon.
Carl enjoyed golf, having the greenest lawn in town, and summers at the beach (Lake Erie and then Rhode Island). He was the scout master for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Sharon. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by: three children, Ken Carlson (Melissa) of Rochester, N.Y., Rich Carlson (Jill) of Phoenixville, Pa., and Jenny Cunningham (Greg) of Mercer; one sister, Mary First (Dave) of Bradford Woods, Pa.; one brother, Bill Carlson (Terry) of Butler; and six grandchildren, Molly and Randy Carlson, Cole and Jake Cunningham, and Jessica and Matthew Carlson.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sally Ann Carlson, who passed away on July 29, 1992.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Buhl Park at or Michael J. Fox Foundation at

Carl E., 79, formerly of Carley Avenue, Sharon.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday (2-9-19) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
Funeral: Noon Saturday in the funeral home with Dr. William P. Crooks officiating.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, where he will be laid to rest on his 80th birthday.
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