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Mr. John Carson Sr.

Mr. John Dallas Carson Sr., 64, of Carroll Valley, Pa., and formerly of Emmitsburg, died Sunday, July 23, at his home.  He was the husband of Mary Patricia Carson. Born Aug. 12, 1935, in Biglerville, Pa., he was a son of the late Dallas A. and Herma Crum Carson.

He worked for the U.S. government for over 30 years, retiring as an animal caretaker for the National Institutes of Health. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He was known for his work in custom building and restoring pool tables. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark Allan Carson and Brian D. Carson, both of Thurmont; two brothers, Robert L. Carson of Waynesboro, Pa., and James Arthur Carson of Hanover, Pa.; and two sisters, Mary C. Long of Reeds Point, Mont., and Virginia L. Miller of New Oxford, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, John Dallas Carson Jr. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish Catholic Church. 

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