Richard L Carson

Passed away on December 16, 2018

Richard L. Carson, 86, of Clearfield, formally of Towanda, PA, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 1, 1932 in Williamsport, PA the son of the late Orville and Florence (Graham) Carson. On June 5, 1955 he married Helen (Calhoun) Carson, she survives. Richard served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Jersey Shore High school, received his bachelor’s degree in education from Lock Haven University and his Masters from Elmira College. Retired, Richard worked as a Chemistry Teacher for Towanda Area High School for 30 years. He was a member of Monroeton United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers and the American Legion. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, wildlife and puzzles. He is survived by loving wife of 63 years, Helen Calhoun; five children: Jolene Vaow and her husband Delbert of Clearfield, Craig Carson and his wife Jeri of New Carlisle, OH, Jeffery Carson and his wife Chong Sim of Fairborn, OH, Scott Carson and his wife Nancy of Cincinnati, OH and Michelle Armour and her husband Robert of Harrisburg; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Kisner of Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dean and Ward Carson. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. in Clearfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Monroeton United Methodist Church 53 Church St, Monroeton, PA 18832. Please go online to share memories and online remembrances at or


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Arline Meehan

December 22, 2018

Helen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Love, Arline

Paul Fitch

December 19, 2018

After many years out of High School, I fondly remember Mr. Carson. Way back when, he was both my math teacher and homeroom teacher. Mr. Carson was a well respected teacher at Towanda High School. To his family and loved ones we offer our sympathy, as well as God's comforting presence. May the Lord even in these difficult times, give each of you His strength.

Robert Lenox

December 18, 2018

Mr. Carson was a wonderful teacher. I will be forever thankful for the foundation in chemistry that he gave to me. He influence has touched the many students and doctors that I have taught through out my career. Robert Lenox

Linda Blanchard

December 18, 2018

Helen, We were saddened to hear of Dick's passing. Our prayers are with you. Linda and Dick