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(courtesy "Forget Me Not")
Grave marker for Russell J. Carson, Sr. in the Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken (Montgomery County), Pennsylvania
Russell J. Carson Sr., "Tim" a retired maintenance worker died Friday, September 6, 2002, at his home in Conshohocken, PA. He was 78. Mr. Carson was a maintenance foreman for the former Allen Wood Steel Company and Lukens Steel for more than 39 years when he retired in 1993. He was a member of S.S. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, where he was an usher for many years, and the VFW Post 1074 in Conshohocken.

Mr Carson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served with the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment 82 Airborne Division. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Theater Service Medal, European- African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars and one Arrowhead, and the Victory Medal. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran and served with the parachute unit from Lakehurst, New Jersey from 1946 - 1949.

Mr. Carson was a avid bowler. He was a graduate of Norristown High School. Born on April 11, 1924 in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late Russell and Edith (nee Reed) Carson.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Edith (Galanti) Carson; a son Russell J. Carson Jr. of Plymouth Meeting; two daughters daughters, Noreen J. Carson of Woodstock, Vermont, and Patricia A. Phillips of Skippack; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Ida (Nancy) (nee Carson) Newby and brother Francis Pass of Herrin, Ill. and many nieces and nephew's 

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