Donald F. Carlson, 78

Donald F. Carlson, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lewisburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a retired home salesman. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Sunbury, Pa. In addition to playing Pinnacle and rebuilding antique Schwinn Bicycles, he also loved fishing, the outdoors and being near the ocean.

Carlson was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Adda (Lebkicker) Carlson; and his sister, Mary Hassenplug. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Leah Marie (Clark) Carlson; their daughter, Barbara Carlson of Ocean View; their son, Timothy Carlson of Ocean View; and his sister, Jean Pittenturf of Lewisburg, Pa.

Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.