John Robert Carson, 74

December 28, 2010

FEB. 11, 1936-DEC. 24, 2010

John Robert Carson, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 11, 1936, in St. Joseph, Mo., he was the son of the late Robert L. and Ellen Carson.

His wife, Janet C. (Peterson) Carson, preceded him in death in 2007.

John was a former resident of Bethesda, Md., having moved to Hagerstown with his wife in 2002.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and the Exchange Club of Hagerstown.

John retired from the American Podiatric Medical Association, where he was employed as the director of governmental affairs.

He is survived by his two sons, John W. Carson of Hagerstown, and Paul F. Carson and his wife, Linda, of Manassas, Va.; his sister, Joanna Benne of Salem, Va.; and his two granddaughters, Julia and Olivia.


A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on Beaver Creek Church Road in Hagerstown. The Rev. Eric R. Moser will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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