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Captain Edwin W. Carlson

Captain Edwin Wilfred Carlson of Warminster, PA died on

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Abington Hospital, surrounded by his family.  He had recently celebrated his 80th birthday. He was the son of the late Edwin and Beatrice La Pierre Carlson from Staten Island, NY.

He graduated from Staten Island Academy and Colgate University, before joining the US Coast Guard.  Captain Carlson was proud to be a United New York Sandy Hook Harbor Pilot for over 36 years.  He was a member of Great Kills Lodge #912 F & AM for over 45 years. Ed loved being close to the water with ties to Long Island, NY, Long Beach Island, NJ and the Florida Keys. He was known for his passion for nature and gardening, sharing seeds, flowers and his famous pickles with family and friends.

Edwin is survived by his loving daughters, Lisa C Knipmeyer, and her husband Matt; Amy Carlson and her husband Steven Blonder; and Jill Carlson; his 5 special grandchildren: Amelia, Cooper, Hannah, Chase and Ethan.  He will be missed by his longtime companion Carolyn Rode; his former wife and friend, Patricia Carlson; and his Malti-Poo, Jester. 

Funeral services were held privately.