Carl A. Margeson

August 8, 1936December 18, 2018

Carl Allen Margeson, 82 of Penn Yan NY, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Carl was born August 8, 1936 in Penn Yan New York, to Charles and Ethel(Champlin) Margeson. He had a brother Charles and Sister Virginia. They were raised in Benton on the farm and Carl’s future would continue there. Right out of high school, he married Erva Mortensen. Carl and Erva had four children, Carl Richard, Vicki, Kim, and Michelle and raised their family in Benton Center. Carl loved the country life, working outside, tending the huge vegetable garden, had a love for his horses and working with wood. He worked for Fred Hamm on the farm, then went onto Longs Trucking, which started his career in becoming an over the road truck driver. He was employed at Penn Yan express for 20 plus years, and transferred to Herrs Trucking after Penn Yan Express closed its operation in Penn Yan. He loved his work as an over the road truck driver, and after retiring from that profession, he continue to drive, working for Martin Electric being their driver and hauler. Carl was a wonderful father and fully embraced being a grandfather, and loved all of his grandchildren very much. He loved to travel, and drove to Wyoming to see his sister Virginia and family a few times in his later years. For the last 8 years he has had the joy of having his companion Pat Andersen in his life. He loved her and enjoyed her company, and traveling with her. They were always there for each other during the high and low moments in their lives. Carl was a regular at the Dresden Diner. He met many wonderful people there, made many many friends, and continued those friendships over the years. He always have a joke and liked making people laugh. He loved giving the waitresses a hard time, and they loved giving it right back to him. Carl was a great father, grandfather, great grandfather, companion and friend. He will be missed by so many. Carl is survived by three of his children; Carl, Vicki Dailey(Daryl Jones), Kim, his sister Virginia, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ethel, his brother Charles and his youngest daughter Michelle. Friends and family may attend a Celebration of Carl's Life at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge, 301 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527 on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Carl's memory to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620. Memories of Carl may be shared with his family and friends at


  • Keuka Comfort Care Home
  • American Cancer Society


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019

Carl A. Margeson

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Destiny Kulp

December 22, 2018

I didn't get to know you well but while I did you were a good man and made sure your family knew you loved them I wish your great grand kids had for to know you rip

Maryjo&Leon Taylor

December 22, 2018

Love and prayers to the family~ May u RIP Uncle Carl.

Ricky Margeson

December 20, 2018

Grandpa you were an amazing loving caring hard working man with a heart of gold. I will always honor cherish and pass on the life lessons and wisdom you taught me. I love you with all my heart and a huge piece of me left when I got the phone call.