Herbert Francis Carlson
Herbert Francis "Herb" Carlson, 70, of Slippery Rock, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Allegheny Health Network - Grove City.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Montpelier, Vt., to Herbert Olaf and Marguerite Diamond Carlson.
Herb graduated from Monmouth Regional High School in Eatontown, N.J., after returning home from living in Germany for the first three years of his high school years.
Herb was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Herb received his bachelor's degree in architecture and urban studies and later his master's degree in urban studies and planning, all from the University of Maryland.
As an architect, Herb was initially employed at the University in Maryland, working on the campus in the capacity of building construction and design. He later was employed at Slippery Rock University, where he worked in building design, construction and planning for the university campus.
He was a member and former chairman of the Slippery Rock Municipal Authority, where he served over 15 years. He was also a member of the Slippery Rock Planning Commission.
He recently advised the Slippery Rock Community Library on its new building construction.
One of his hobbies was building ship models. Herb enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a member of many golfing and bowling leagues in the area.
He enjoyed sharing coffee and conversation with his good neighbor and faithful friend Michael.
Survivors include wife, Sherry, at home; mother, Marguerite Carlson, 106, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y.; two sons, Lars (Theresa) Carlson of Baltimore, Md., and Matthew Stock of Slippery Rock; two daughters, Lynn (Benjamin Johnson) Carlson of Dorchester, Mass., and Paige Carlson and fiancé Tim Douglas of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Patricia Eskow of Wappinger Falls and Cathy (Peter) Carlson of New York City; brother, John (Randi) Carlson of Brick, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Bradley, Tyler and McKayla Carlson.
He is preceded in death by his father and brother Larry.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Forestville United Methodist Church, 124 Boyers Road, Forestville, PA, 16035.

Herbert Francis, 70, of Slippery Rock.
Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday (1-16-20) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
Published on January 14, 2020


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