Charles Carswell, 91

Charles CarswellCharles F. Carswell, 91,  of Maple Street died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

 

Born on April 29, 1921  in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Frederick and Rose M. (Kelley) Carswell.

 

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1939.

 

Charles enlisted in the U. S. Navy during WWII and served as an aerographer in Newfoundland.

 

He met and married his wife, Margaret Beeler, in Willow Grove, PA.

 

He retired from the D & H Railroad as chief clerk after 42 years.

 

In his early years, Charles played guard for the Pachaderms semi-pro football team.

 

Charles was former volunteer fireman for the Whitehall fire companies, a former Village Trustee and Democratic Committeeman for Whitehall.

 

He was a 38 year member of the American Legion, Post No. 83 and a 64 year member of  the B.P.O.E. Elks, Lodge #1491, both of Whitehall.

 

He enjoyed gardening and making his delicious relishes, was an avid Boston Red Sox and New York Jets fan.  Charles loved cats his whole life and enjoyed playing cribbage and pinochle.  He also enjoyed ice fishing on South Bay and camping at Lake St. Catherine. He enjoyed coaching youth league with his son, Bob and when he was able to, he bowled in two leagues at the bowling lanes at the Elks Lodge.

 

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by one son, Charles F. Carswell, Jr. and a brother, Watson Carswell.

 

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Margaret Beeler Carswell of Whitehall; two sons, Robert Carswell and his wife, Kathy of Whitehall and Michael Carswell and his wife, Coleen of Phoeniz, AZ.; one daughter, Margaret Savage and her husband, John of Broadalbin; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

Family and friends may call at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, NY on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The B. P.O.E., Lodge #1491 will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow at 7:30 PM, followed by legionnaire service conducted the American Legion, Post #83.

 

A Requiem Eucharist Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 2, 2013  at 11:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Broadway in Whitehall with Rev. Donna Arnold, pastor, officiating.

 

Pall bearers will be Chuck Carswell, Jarod Were, John Savage, Bill Carswell, Keith Whiting and Mark Denson.

 

Interment will be in the spring at Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall.

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Charles memory to Skenesborough EMS, P. O.  Box 333, Whitehall, New York or Trinity Episcopal Church, Broadway, Whitehall, NY 12887.

 

Following the mass, family and friends are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments at the American Legion, Post #83, Main Street, Whitehall, NY.

 

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