Baseball

Burton S. "Burt" Carlson

August 4, 1962 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 57)

Obituary

          BURTON S. “BURT” CARLSON, 57, OF CONNEAUT, PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2019. HE WAS BORN AUGUST 4, 1962. THE SON OF WILLIAM “BILL” AND VONNA (THOMPSON) CARLSON.

BURT WAS VERY LOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.  HE WANTED TO BE AN OPTOMETRIST SINCE HE WAS IN THE FOURTH GRADE.  HE WAS A PROUD GRADUATE OF THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE MET MANY LIFELONG FRIENDS AND FELLOW OPTOMETRISTS.  HE WAS A DEDICATED DOCTOR WHO LOVED HIS PROFESSION AND WAS BELOVED BY HIS CO-WORKERS AND PATIENTS.  HE MET HIS WIFE OF 28 YEARS, DEBBIE WHILE WORKING HIS FIRST PRACTICE.  HE DEDICATED MANY HOURS TO THE RAM EVENT HELD IN ASHTABULA IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS.  HE ENJOYED BOWLING, GOLF, AND OF COURSE AS EVERYONE KNOWS SPORTS, SPORTS & MORE SPORTS.  SOME OF HIS MOST CHERISHED MOMENTS WERE SPENT COACHING HIS SONS IN BASEBALL, WATCHING HIS FATHER PLAY BALL, HIMSELF WINNING A BATTING TITLE WHEN HE WAS YOUNG AND EVEN CALLING GAMES DOWN AT LAKEVIEW PARK BACK IN THE DAY. HE TREASURED THE MANY YEARS OF TRAVELING AROUND PLAYING BALL WITH HIS BROTHER STEVE ON 3RD, DAD AT SHORT STOP, AND HIM PITCHING AND VONNA CHEERING THEM ALL ON.   HE LOOKED FORWARD TO ONE DAY ENJOYING THE TIMES OF WATCHING HIS GRANDSON CARRY ON THE FAMILY BASEBALL TRADITION.  HE TOOK MANY TRIPS AROUND THE COUNTRY GOING TO THE NATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENTS AND CHERISHED THE MANY MEMORIES WITH HIS BOWLING GUYS. AND WAS GRATEFUL FOR HIS MOM WHO EVEN BABYSAT FOR HIM THE TIME HE BOWLED HIS “300” GAME. 

HE WAS A DEDICATED FAMILY MAN WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR HIS FAMILY.  HIS EIGHT MONTH OLD GRANDSON WAS MOST PRECIOUS TO HIM AND HE LIT UP WHENEVER HE WAS AROUND OR SPOKE OF HIM.  HE WAS PROUD OF HIS SONS, HIS BUDDY’S, AND HE SPOKE TO THEM DAILY, OFTEN MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY JUST TO CHECK IN.  AND WAS PROUD TO HAVE A WONDERFUL DAUGHTER IN LAW.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS, WIFE OF 28 YEARS, DEBBIE CARLSON(ANTUS), SONS SPENCER CARLSON OF AKRON, OHIO; AARON & OLIVIA CARLSON, KINGSVILLE, OHIO; GRANDSON MILO THOMAS CARLSON; BROTHER STEVE CARLSON, CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY UNCLES DEAN THOMPSON, ROBERT CARLSON, RICHARD CARLSON; AUNTS SHIRLEY REINKE, LINDA THOMPSON, AND JUDY THOMPSON.  BROTHER IN LAW RICHARD ANTUS, AND SISTER IN LAW BERNIE (DON) DEIDRICK, AND MANY OTHER EXTENDED FAMILY, FRIENDS, COWORKERS AND PATIENTS.

HE IS PRECEDED BY HIS GRANDPARENTS CHARLES & ARLENE THOMPSON, SHELDON CARLSON AND HAZEL CARLSON; UNCLES LESLIE THOMPSON, RONNIE THOMPSON, CHUCK REINKE & JIM FROST.  AUNTS SARAH FROST & SHIRLEY CARLSON.  ALSO, IN LAWS RICHARD & JUNE ANTUS AND BARBARA BURGER.

            FUNERAL SERVICEWILL BE 11:00 AM, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 AT THE MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 LIBERTY ST, WHERE THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 4-8 PM FRIDAY EVENING AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

BURIAL WILL BE IN KELLOGGSVILLE CEMETERY, MONROE TOWNSHIP.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO HIS FAMILY. PLEASE GO TO WWW.MARCYFUNERALHOME.COM, BURTON S. CARLSON OBITIUARY AND CLICK ON THE GREEN TAB ON THE LEFT TO MAKE DONATIONS AND SIGN THE GUESTBOOK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

       

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 31, 2019

11:00 AM
Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030

Committal
Saturday
August 31, 2019

12:15 PM
Kelloggsville Cemetery
4748 School St
Monroe Twp, OH 44030

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