Leroy R. Karlson Jr., 'Buddy,' 79

Jan 29, 2013

Leroy R. Karlson Jr., “Buddy,” 79, of East Wareham, passed away Jan. 25 at home with his family by his side. Leroy was the husband of 57 years of Barbara M. (Evans) Karlson of East Wareham.

He was born in Brockton, the son of the late Leroy R. and Margaret E. (Stevens) Karlson Sr. Leroy attended Brockton and Avon public schools and is a U.S.M.C. Korean War veteran. He worked for 30+ years for New England Telephone and Telegraph, Co. as a HVAC technician.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, camping, and bowling. Leroy is a late member of the Wareham Lodge of Elks #1548 and the Vega Club of Brockton.

He is also survived by his son, Richard E. Karlson, and his wife, Joanne, of Wareham. He is the brother Stephen Mosher of Florida and Eleanor Nickerson of Falmouth. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

You are cordially invited to attend his committal service on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, 1 Bennington Blvd., Bourne. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For online guestbook, visit warehamvillagefuneralhome.com.

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