Floyd Mason Carlton, Jr.

November 27, 2016

Floyd Mason Carlton, Jr., died at Willow Valley on November 27th, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Floyd Mason Carlton and Catherine (Davish) Carlton.
He was married for 74 years to Florence (Murphy) Carlton. Floyd was a graduate of LaSalle University. He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945.
Floyd was employed by Leeds and Northrup Co. & SKF Industries and was Chief Industrial Engineer for Food Fair Stores.
While living in Hartsville, Bucks County, he served as Cub Scout Committee Chairman and was a Deacon at Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church.
Following a family move to New England in 1963, he joined his step-Father Fred J. Vorlander in the firm of Tec Systems as President of the firm. He represented several electronic forms including Temptronic Corporation of Newton, Massachusetts.
He and his wife moved to Willow Valley in 2000. He continued his lifelong interest in fishing and hunting and was a member of Mill Creek Sportsmen’s Club. He was a volunteer at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg, painting murals on walls of model railroad exhibits. He was instrumental in forming (together with Robert Lebo) the Willow Valley Model Railroad room at the Lakes Cultural Center. He did chair seat caning for many Willow Valley residents and others in Lancaster County. He enjoyed oil painting, antique furniture and glassware; the fishing club and helped tend a vegetable garden plot. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his son, Thomas M. Carlton of Maine. Another son John R. Carlton pre-deceased him. He is also survived by a half-brother Ky Carlton and a half nephew Edward Carlton, both of Washington State.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 11:00am at Ascension Lutheran Church, 600 E. Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, PA. A visitation with the family will be from 10-11AM at the church. Family and Friends are invited to attend.
If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to the Friends of the Railroad Museum, P. O. Box 125, Strasburg, PA or Ascension Lutheran Church at the above address.

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December 15, 2016

We just got the note,and we are sadden to hear of the passing on of my father’s “Great White Hunter” partner.We will always remember their adventures with my brothers and I.So many great memories of Floyd with Dad, like “Chief Floyd “ cooking the one that didn’t get away, restoring a chair for my mother, fishing , advice on trains,great Christmas parties at your house, and his and your warm and welcoming attitude toward all. He had a long and full life ,and how he blessed us with sharing it with us. He is with my father discussing the details of their adventures. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Tom and Linda Anderson NH

December 04, 2016

Floyd showed me what a father should be. We had many good times through the years. My most precious memory was when the family went to Canada. Floyd took Marcia and me across the river to the mountain to pick wild blueberries for pancakes at breakfeast. I can still remember the feeling of shock then joy that this man, father could be fun.  I had only known an occasional father to be feared. Floyd showed me that a father could be loving and actually like being with his children. I am truly a better person for having him in my life.
Thank you Florence and Floyd for allowing Maurice and I to be part of your lives. God Bless you always.
Maria Kayes, Milford, MA

December 01, 2016

I truly enjoyed the times I was able to visit with both Floyd and Florence and wish you peace at this difficult time.  Keith Mayle, Statesville NC

December 01, 2016

How sad to hear of the passing of this wonderful man, Floss. So many things bring back memories of Floyd, like “how to open clams, “razor clams, restoring a chair for me, many conversations about fishing and cooking fish, great Christmas parties at your house, his warm and welcoming attitude toward all. My children and I think of him often. May God give you peace and acceptance, Floss. How fortunate you are to have had this long happy marriage. He will be missed. 
Barbara Pearson, Marshfield MA

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Willow Street, PA
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