In New Haven, May 7, 2003, Dick Carlson, husband of Laura Rascati Carlson of 151 Evergreen Ave., Hamden, father of Leslie Lippman of Doylestown, PA and Glenn Richard Carlson of North Wales, PA, brother of the late Harold O. Carlson, grandfather of Leslie Munro of Jersey Shore, PA, Bethany Carlson-McMahon of Plymouth Meeting, PA, Laura Lippman and William Lippman both of Doylestown, PA, great-grandfather of Hannah and Alyssa Munro. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Born in New Haven, June 12, 1918 a son of the late Oscar and Elvina Sinckars Carlson. He was a veteran of World War II Army Air Corps. He was a partner at the former Rascati Grocery Store of Shelton Ave., New Haven and was a member of the Miller Association of Seniors, AARP, and Open Door at Spring Glen Church and SAGES-Gateway Community College. An avid golfer at Meadowbrook Country Club playing with his partners, Mike, John and Red. He had played with the Boys Basketball Club of New England in the 1937 Championship and also played basketball in the Army. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Saturday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m. Funeral service will be held at Spring Glen Church at 9:00 a.m. Friends may call Friday (TODAY) from 5-8 p.m. Burial will be at Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Aunt Laura and Family, From the very first day I met Uncle Dick, I enjoyed his warm, caring and happy personality… I will always treasure these times… I am blessed and honored, that I had the privilege to call him Uncle Dick… You can call me anytime, and I\’ll be there.. Love, Bill

  2. Aunt Laura, I love you and Uncle Dick so much. I loved his wonderful sense of humor. He always made me laugh everytime we got together. Uncle Dick was always so loving and such a goofball. I have always thought of you and Uncle Dick as my grandparents. You both mean the world to me. I regret not going to visit him more often once he became sick, but it was hard for me to see him not as he normally was. I miss him very much. I smile everytime I think of all of the great times we\’ve had. Anytime you need anything, don\’t hesitate to call. I love you lots. Love, Krysta

  3. Dear Aunt Laura and Family, I am going to miss Uncle Dick soooooo much! He was my favorite Uncle. I\’m going to miss the holidays when you guys would come and we would all laugh and joke around. I love you! Love Malena

  4. Dear Aunt Laura, I love you so much and Uncle Dick will be deeply missed. I love you two as much as I love my own parents. When ever Uncle Dick would tell me that he loved me, it was like hearing it from my father again. I always loved to see him and hug him because I knew I would hear him tell me that. It felt so good and seemed to make my lifelong stuggle of missing my own parents easier. And you knew he meant it too! It all happened so fast and I regret being so busy that I couldn\’t come to see him more often. I will always be here for you, and I hope, with time, you can smile without feeling sad and remember all the love and good times you and Uncle Dick shared. Uncle Dick will live on in all our hearts, we all have so many loving memories that we shared. Love, Annlynne

  5. dear Aunt Laura, Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same. We will miss Uncle Dick very much, and we will always remember his smile. Love, Alek

  6. Mrs. Carlson, Glenn, Leslie and families, we share in your grief with the loss of a truely great and gentle man. Dick brought smiles to so many people with his unique sense of humor. His outstanding qualities as a neighbor and friend we\’re sure are only surpassed by those of husband, father and grandfather. May the happiness he brought each of you, lessen the emptiness you feel in your hearts at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you the days ahead. All our love, Cliff & Heidi

  7. The memories are enough to fill pages – as you always seemed like my second dad. When I think of my childhood, thoughts are filled with you. I can remember going to the beach with you, Laura and Leslie as if we were a family. As I entered my difficult teenage years, you lent an understand ear to the many issues I dealt with. You were never judgemental, but always gave me suggestions on how to deal. You and Laura will always hold a special place in my heart. Losing both of my dad\’s within two months leaves a void in my life. I am only sorry that our last visit was awaiting medical help. Although, that will never be my memory of you. My memories will be of the good times, whether you were my second dad, employer or next door neighbor. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Jane

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