Robert Carlson
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Lind Funeral Home, Inc.
805 W. Third Street
Jamestown, New York, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Lind Funeral Home
805 West 3rd Street
Jamestown, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Lake View Cemetery
Jamestown, New York, United States

Obituary of Robert L. Carlson

Robert L. Carlson, 84, of Martin Road, Jamestown, passed away on Tuesday, July 9,


He was born June 26, 1935 in Jamestown, the son of the late Stanley and Elsie Carlson

Carlson. He attended Jamestown schools and began his employment at age 18 at the

Automatic Voting Machine Corp. followed by Marlin Rockwell, where he became a production

scheduler. In 1961, he began a 35 year career as a casualty insurance investigator and

adjuster in Western New York. He was first employed with National Grange Insurance

Company of New Hampshire for 21 years. He then worked as adjuster in charge of the

Jamestown, New York office of Crawford and Company of Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked

until his retirement.

Bob was a loving husband and father. He was a gentle giant who always had a kind

word or gesture for family and friends. He was active in many organizations, where he was

often found working behind the scenes.

He was in the National Guard from 1953-1961. He was a lifetime member of the

Celeron Rod and Gun and Pine Grove Rod and Gun, a member of the Jamestown Rifle Club

and the American Legion Samuel Derby Post.

Bob was a lover of the outdoors and a lifelong sportsman. He enjoyed camping with

family, fishing and boating. He was a muskie fishing enthusiast and had the patience to spend

hours trying to get the big one. For competition sports, he enjoyed the shotgun clay target

games of skeet, trap and sporting clays. He was a mentor to many area shooters. He

especially enjoyed teaching his great-nephew, Trevor. In earlier years, he was most proficient

at skeet and was extremely proud of being co-founder of the Chautauqua County Winter Skeet

League, which is now in its 58th successful season, being a boost to many local gun clubs in

the off season months.

He is survived by his nieces: Christine (Chris) Bailey-Kellogg and Catherine B. (Eric)

South; his nephew Robert R. (April) Bailey Jr.; and his great-nieces and nephew: Bailey and

Trevor South, Amelia Bailey-Kellogg, and Macy and Nora Bailey.

In addition to his parents of Jamestown, he was preceded in death by his loving wife,

Phyllis Smith Carlson, whom he married on August 24, 1963, and who died April 18, 2003; and

his beloved son, Thomas R. Carlson, who died November 28, 2016.

Friends will be received from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Lind Funeral

Home. A service of remembrance will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at

the Lind Funeral Home with a graveside interment at the Lakeview Cemetery immediately


Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society.

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