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Walter G. Carlson
Walter G. Carlson

April 7, 1943 - October 1, 2019
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Resided in Newton, New Jersey


Walter G. Carlson, 76, of Newton, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Newton Medical Center.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Walter moved to Cresskill, New Jersey, when he was two months old. He lived in Cresskill until moving to Newton twelve years ago. Walter was a truck driver for Passaic Metal in Passaic before his retirement in 2003.

The son of the late Walter and Olga (Pedersen) Carlson, Walter is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Mary Ann Carlson; his children, Lorise Goeke and husband, Chris, of Phillipsburg, Dane Carlson and wife, Lisa, of Lafayette, Justine Giovanetti and husband, Mark, of Hampton Township, and Ilona Colón of Frelinghuysen Township; and his grandchildren, Marc, Danielle, Todd, Allison, Cara, Cilenna, Joshua and Angelina.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, followed by an 8 p.m. funeral service, also at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Thursday, October 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ US 07860
Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:00 PM

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