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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Robert W. Carlson, Jr.

Robert W. Carlson, Jr.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Robert W. Carlson, Jr., 78, of Boxborough passed on May 22, 2019 at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England in Woburn. Beloved husband of Valerie (Bruce) Carlson, he was born in Cambridge to the late Robert and Marie (Roche) Carlson on September 19, 1940.

He is survived by his wife Valarie; sons Andrew Carlson & wife Kathy; Michael Carlson; daughter Emily Pinto & husband John; grandchildren, Madeline, Molly and Mia Carlson, Caroline and Connor Pinto; brothers Kenneth, Douglas, Mark Carlson and sister Verna Hawk.

A graduate of Winchester High School class of 1958, he earned his Bachelor degree at The Citadel in South Carolina in 1963. Robert is a veteran of the Vietnam Era having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, 82nd airborne division from 1964 to 1966. He retired after more than 30 years at IBM where he was employed as a Financial Manager. He was an avid Red Sox fan who enjoyed attending children’s and grandchildren’s sports events. An avid collector of brewriana he looked forward to spending time vacationing in Maine. Robert was a member of the Boxborough Minutemen.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to Boxborough Minutemen, 650 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough, MA 01719. Memorial page www.actonfuneralhomecom
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Bo Thurmond

Posted at 09:22am
I first met Robin when I joined IBM in 1984 for my first job out of college. Robin showed me the ropes, taught me the right way to do things and became a good friend and mentor. Robin was highly respected and also largely responsible for driving the culture and camaraderie of our office, organizing the softball team and holding court around the Hospitality Honda and teaching us newbies how to drink beer out of cans opened from the bottom. Robin was always willing to educate and be a resource to any and all, particularly new people to the company. It wasn't his job, but he just knew it was the right thing to do and he did it. We became close friends over the years as I was fortunate enough to have Robin include me in Red Sox season ticket group. I looked forward to sharing a few games every year and catching up with Robin and Valerie, hearing about the kids and grandkids and having some some laughs. Robin was a man of many interests, opinionated, but always willing to listen (except when it was discussing the Bruins vs. the Penguins).

I feel very fortunate to have had Robin as a friend. He was honest, direct and always somebody you could count on and there when you needed him. I miss him, but memories of Robin will always bring a smile to my face.

Richard OKeefe

Posted at 09:19am
I first met RC (as we always called him) in 1984 at IBM when I was 19 years old. I was a co-op from Northeastern and he was a 20+ year veteran of IBM, he took me under his wing, made me part of the 'team' and even invited me to his house. We shared beer can collecting and had me searching the country for sports schedule which he also collected. I will look back fondly on playing softball and the after game time with the "Hospitality Honda" and getting used to opening cans from the bottom, talking Baseball which as a Yankees fan was always interesting, he was a unique man, a very special and cherished friend and a dedicated family man. He's someone who was very loyal and always there when I need him. I will miss him tremendously!

Gerry Gaebel

Posted at 01:06pm
I first met Robin at my house warming party in 1976. Luckily our wives were friends through a local bridge club. Hence I spotted Robin across the room drinking a beer from an upside down can as, I soon learned, all can collectors do. That night meeting changed my life forever. We immediately became close friends, sharing many interests ranging from running to beer can collecting, including tennis, shuffleboard, road races, the Minutemen, 41 trips to the annual beer can CANvention traveling across the country in an overloaded pickup truck full of beer "stuff". We even did Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany together. We only parted company over his love of the Pittsburgh Penguins and his hatred of NASCAR. God Bless you my friend. It was a great ride together.

Kevin Platz

Posted at 04:34am
I had the pleasure of knowing Robin in the 80s and early 90s, when we worked together at IBM. Robin was a special guy. Besides being funny and a character (and very efficient) at work, he was someone who created fun moments and memories for everyone. His tradition of the "hospitality Honda" was a summertime, weekly post softball game get together where we all helped him empty his collector beer cans, and had just a great time in the process. Typical of Robin, he weaved together good spirits, one of his hobbies, and a bunch of other good folks, to create special moments for a bunch of people together. He was a special man, and will be greatly missed.

George & Dale

Posted at 07:56am
We have known Robin for many years due to our shared collecting interests. He was a loyal and thoughtful friend who never failed to greet us with great enthusiasm. We shared many laughs and beers together over the years. He will be sorely missed.

George and Dale Miller

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