David Alan Carleton, age 75, of North Haven, died April 15, 2019 at his home. He was a son of the late Dana B. Carleton and the late Rebecca (Kite) Carleton. David was also predeceased by his brother Tom. He was born April 5, 1944 in Trenton, New Jersey, summering for years in Maine with his family. The Carleton's relocated to North Haven, Connecticut in 1959. He is survived by his brother Richard Carleton & his sister in-law Beryl Meiner of Branford, and his nephew Max Carleton (wife Tina) of Portland, Oregon. Dave attended the University of New Haven, graduating with a B.S. in engineering. He worked as a product engineer for Sikorsky, then at Warner-Lambert for the rest of his career. After retiring, Dave pursued interests in photography and calligraphy. He had a lifelong love of old cars, and the ability to repair them. Dave will be buried in the family plot in Portland, Maine in a private ceremony. Arrangements were in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.

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  1. I was David’s neighbor since 1966. David was a gentle, quiet person, always ready to help neighbors with repairs to their cars, lawnmowers, and other mechanical equipment. David had a magical mechanical ability. I will miss David and always remember him on his riding mower with a big welcome wave and time to chat. We were lucky to have a neighbor as nice and humble as David.

    -Bill Lane

  2. To Dave’s Family
    Dave was a very dedicated engineer at Schick for 30 plus years.
    I am sure he was missed when he retired.
    I believe he started the same year as me in 1969.
    I will always remember him

    With deepest sympathy
    Dave Rivers
    Retired VP Research Development & Engineering Schick / Wilkinson Sword.

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