Dale Carlson

September 13, 1957December 30, 2018

Dale Carlson, 61, of Cuyahoga Falls passed away Monday, December 30th.

Sports enthusiast, loved father, and retired school teacher of Wadsworth City Schools, he will be terribly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his three children Lindsay (Matt) Pallotta, Eric Carlson and Brent Carlson. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Hershey.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Society of Greater Akron.

Graveside Service on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Mausoleum Chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park 3653 W Market St. Akron, OH 44333. Memories and condolences may be shared at


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Patti Bauch

January 8, 2019

To Lindsay, Eric & Brent - My heart aches for you during this incredibly sad time. Your family was always so special to us. You were, without question, my parents' favorite neighbors. Your dad was particularly kind to my mom after my dad passed away, looking out for her and even giving us rides to and from the airport, so we could continue our trips to the shore. I, for one, always loved talking sports with him. Based on the other memories shared here, there's no doubt he had a profound impact on those who knew him - particularly his former students. I pray you'll find comfort in your memories of your dad - and in knowing how many lives he touched.

Jeff Kreider

January 8, 2019

‎Jeff Kreider‎ to Dale Carlson
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I will miss you old friend. We had some classic times together. You were a fantastic teacher and a great friend! Beers and cigars just won't be the same without you. Halloween was yours. The Twins and Vikings lost a loyal fan. Still can't get the Helga hat out of my mind! You were and always will be the Kid! Everyone knew where you stood. They either loved you or hated you. I love you and will have a void in my life without you Mr. Carlson! Until we meet again. Have an Amstel Light and a cigar for me.You touched a lot of lives and I am thankful to have known you. I hope your pain is gone.

Christina Pirouz

January 7, 2019

Mr. Carlson was my 6th grade teacher a long time ago and I loved his class and energy. He would have us play the dictionary game to see how fast we could locate a word in the dictionary. Hard to make 6th grade happy memories, but he did. Sad to hear he has passed but thankful for his dedication to teaching.

David Sanzo

January 6, 2019

I remember meeting Dale at Thistledown Racino in 2013. I was a bartender on the smoking patio and he was a guest. The first thing I heard was a loud voice and laughter. He was interacting with a total stranger. With a cigar in his mouth, he kept taking off his hat and yelling "I'm Peter Boyle" He bore a resemblance to the actor and I don't think this stranger knew how to take him. I did. I knew this was a guest I would get along with. He came up to me and uttered some outrageous statement. From that point he called me Dr. Dave and referred to that bar as my bar. He later taught me a special handshake that we always used. I then went to the Rocksino not as a bartender but he still came over always saying that the bar was not the same. We took a lot of pictures together through the years. I was very sad to hear yesterday that he passed on December 30. He was taken to soon and I'll miss him. So let's all light up a cigar and drink a beer in his honor.
..........Dr. Dave

Courtney Miller (Smith)

January 5, 2019

Mr. Carlson is one of the reasons I’m an English teacher today. My husband and I remember Mr. Carlson’s passion for quirky and offbeat stories and how we had to reach into a box to identify an item that had something to do with what we were reading in class. We remember what happened to anyone caught sleeping. Gone too soon. ❤️🎈

Mike Ede

January 4, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Carlson family. I enjoyed many good times, years ago, with Dale mostly in our golf leagues and on golf trips. We had many laughs! I didn’t see him much after Dale left the golf league, but I will always consider him my friend. He had a good heart. I will never forget him. To his children- know that he really was proud of you all and loved you dearly. He always talked about the three of you. I am retired now so if you need my help with anything I am more than happy to make myself available. Gone too soon, rest in peace my friend.

Sarah Garman

January 4, 2019

I’ll always remember, Mr. Carlson. He was such an inspiring teacher. He showed me my love for Edger Allen Poe at a young age. His enthusiastic personality always made classes fun for students. Always engaging us and making reading that much more exciting. You will be throughly missed by us all!

Brittany Antongiorgi

January 4, 2019

Dale was one of the day one regulars when the Hardrock first started. He always had a fun disposition and was always cracking jokes or doing something crazy but that was one of a millions things you loved about Dale. He always walked passed players club to do the Lil rascals hand under then chin move, say née ner née ner and ask was I 1)behaving myself for the day (if I said yes he go well don't lol) and 2)how was my family doing (he always loved seeing picks of your kids growing up and would say are you done making the starting 5). The news of his passing was rough. My prayers go out to his family... He was a blessing to have met and will be missed

Chad Wolf

January 4, 2019

One of my all-time favorite teachers! I was a math person, but Mr. Carlson introduced me to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Edgar Allen Poe. I will never forget him reading us Telltale Heart with a metronome. He was an inspiration to me as a teacher, and I feel very blessed to have been taught by him.

Karen Marvin

January 4, 2019

What a loss, so terribly sorry. What an inspiration for all of us. I had the opportunity to receive advice from him on several occasions. He was my granddaughters teacher and was responsible for encouraging a young student with ADD learn to love reading. His positivity and caring made a beautiful impact on her life. Rest In Peace, a good man.