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Clarence Eugene “Pat” Carson

July 22, 1940 - January 11, 2022

Pat was an adventure addict.


ANDOVER – Clarence E. “Pat” Carson, 81, passed away on Tuesday (January 11, 2022) at Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville.

Mr. Carson was born on July 22, 1940 in Andover to Clarence Edward and Lola Margaret (Robbins) Carson. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1958-1963. On June 29, 1963 he married Beverly C. Russell, who predeceased him on June 24, 2004.

Pat was a machine operator for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 27 years, retiring in 2002. Prior to working for the railroad, he worked construction as a heavy equipment operator for several companies, including Joyce Western in Andover.

Pat is survived by five children, Harold “Hal” Barber III of Newport News, Va., Janet Lee of Andover, Vicky (Paul) Joyce of Bristol, Shawn (Michelle) Carson of Rochester and Kelly (Dan) Wurster of Andover; two sisters, Penny Acker and Melissa Foster; nine grandchildren, Joseph Barber, Jessica Quick, Delaney Joyce, Eoin Joyce, Jack Carson, Claire Carson, Patrick (Samantha) Hanbach, Carson Grover and Kash Grover; six great-grandchildren, Isabella, Peyton, Bailey, Harper, Aubrey and Esther; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, he was predeceased by two brothers, David Carson and James Carson; and partner, Sharon Cole.

Pat loved spending time with his family and friends. Some of the earlier family memories were when the whole family went camping where he was working that year. Many Summers were spent in Campgrounds like Terrace Lake in Rogers, Ohio and Letchworth State Park while he was working on I-390. For consecutive years, the family camped at Fort Wilderness at Disney World for their annual vacation. In later years, cruises became his preferred mode of vacation with Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexico and the Bahamas on the itinerary.

Pat was also an adventure addict. On his 75th birthday, he convinced his entire family to go white water rafting on the Genesee River in Letchworth. They had a great time. He loved going to garage sales and flea markets with family and friends and enjoyed the thrill of wheeling and dealing, always looking for the best deal. Pat had a phenomenal memory and was able to recall otherwise useless bits of trivia and facts from days of long ago, to the amazement of his family. Pat also enjoyed eating at Texas Hot in Wellsville and telling stories over a cup of coffee at the Emporium in Andover. Euchre and poker were other fun ways he spent time with those he loved. He was blessed with many loving and special friends.

In the latter part of Pat’s life, he came to know the Lord as his Savior. He attended Crosstown Alliance Church in Wellsville, where he was baptized three years ago.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private memorial service will be held at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover at the convenience of the family. In honor of his service in the United States Marine Corps, full military honors will be rendered at Hillside Cemetery in Andover on Saturday (July 23) at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life gathering at a place to be determined. Online condolences may be offered at

Memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Graveside Service with Military Honors:
Saturday, July 23, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Hillside Cemetery, Andover

Celebration of Life:
Following Graveside Service
Location to be Announced

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  1. Vickie, Paul and family, so so sorry for your loss, Pat was a good guy and always ready to visit or tell a story. He will be miss by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Claude and I are so sorry for the family’s loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Your messageI sent this to Janet. I hoping she will be able to reed this at your Dads service. Janet, could you reed this at your Dads service Saturday for me please? To my cousin Pat, you were more like a very close Uncle to me, you were 4 years older than my Dad. I have a lot of great memories wit you and the family. My parents would come to your house a couple times a month and play cards, euchre mostly. As a kid, I remember spending many nights at your home, the one in Ceries New York, and then in Andover New York. Funny, both houses were on a hill. Also going to the flee market set up at the school in Andover with you and Bev. I was closer to Hal and Janet, because the were closer to my age. Many great memories!!!! Rest in peace my cousin, you will be missed. From Chuck Murphy in Clarksville Tennessee.

  4. Prayers and Love ❣️ for the whole family .

  5. Janet, I was saddened to learn of Pat’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

  6. We were so saddened and sorry to hear about Pat. We will always remember him for his upbeat attitude, big smile and zest for life. We enjoyed his company and will miss him, particularly when playing euchre. Our deepest condolences go out to his entire family including Diana and Steve. Joycelyn and Chuck (Jensen Park friends and neighbors)

  7. Pat was just the best friend to all of us in ACS Class of 1858.
    Pat & I spent lot of time together camping out up Pingry Hill. He was pretty good singer n he taught me “Turn Your Radio On n Listen to the Music” a favorite song of his.

    Just couple months ago we visited n made plans to hookup together. It surely is a shock to lose him this soon

    Another thing we did was help his dad moving furniture n household goods for home owners.

    Pat was a good businessman believe it or not, he’d buy n sell at yard sales, flea markets & auctions. .

    He was a very smart card player & funny at the table.

    Always happy smiling n I never once heard him complain or say anything bad about anyone. God Bless

    Charlie. message

  8. Clarance Carson was a friend of everyone in the ACS class of 1958. All would agree that he was fun at any gathering. He loved to hear people laugh at his many jokes. His repertoire was legendary and of good taste.Condolences to all who loved and admired Clarence.


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