Gilbert L. Carlson, 92, formerly of Levant, passed away Thursday (June 28, 2012), in Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Jan, 19, 1920, in Levant, the son of the late Gilbert and Alta Derby Carlson.
Gilbert was a graduate of Falconer High School, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In ear-lier years, he was employed with Barnes Construction in Falconer, as a carpenter for 30 years.
He was a member of the Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion, John W. Tiffany Post Veterans of Foreign Wars and the local carpenter's union. He en-joyed fishing, yard work, traveling, sports and also tinkering and repairing small engines.
Gilbert is survived by a sister, Elenore Bird of Fal-coner; three nephews: Jay (Renee) Bird, Robert Bird and Justin (Heidi) Bird, all of Falconer; a grandniece Jessica (Mitch) Bellinger of Falconer; three grand-nephews: Jonathan (Aly-sha) Bird of Spokane, Wash., Michael Bird and Devon Estus, both of Fal-coner; and several other nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Harold and Ho-ward Carlson.
No funeral service or visitation will be ob-served. Inurnment will be in Levant Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be donated to the Henry Mosher Post 638 - Ameri-can Legion, 132 West Main St., Falconer, NY 14733.
Visit our website www.falconerfuneral home. net to light a candle in remembrance.