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Roger William Carlow

LINCOLN - Roger William Carlow, 82, died peacefully Nov. 12, 2013, at his home, surrounded by friends and family. He was born Feb. 13, 1931, in Lincoln, the son of Lester Philip Carlow and Gladys Lillian (Grass) Carlow.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara; son, Roger Carlow Jr.; brothers, Philip Edward Carlow, Lawrence Elwood Carlow, Richard Eugene Carlow, Alvin Leroy Carlow, and Leonard Donald Carlow; and sister, Madeline Laura (Carlow) White.

Roger served in the U.S. Army Infantry in the Korean War, delivering supplies to the front line from March 1953 to April 1954 and finished his tour of duty September 1955, in Hawaii, with the 25th division Company B, 14th Regiment. Roger was employed at Lincoln Pulp and Paper for many years. He also worked in the woods and loved fishing, hunting and gardening. He also loved sharing the many stories of years gone by and his sense of humor, kindness, compassion, laughter and love of children will be surely missed.

He leaves behind a son, David Carlow of Mattawamkeag; two stepdaughters, Joannie DeBlow of Virginia, and Debbie Martin of Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; eight siblings, Vinal Carlow and Barbara of Connecticut, Clifton "Kippy" Carlow and Janice of Lincoln, Robert Carlow and Lois of Fort Fairfield, Cynthia Millett of Lincoln, Leone Elliott of Canada, Lester "Stubby" Carlow and Barbara of Lincoln, Linwood Carlow of New York, and Judy Wilson and Durwood of Lincoln; special friends that were dear to his heart, Leland, his pet dog, Reggie and Tina, Barry, Danna and Bobby, Glen, Randy, and Heather and Rita Chasse. "Our loss will be heaven's gain. May you rest in peace."

A graveside service with full military honors will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, at Lincoln Cemetery, with the Rev. Roy Richardson officiating. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 13, 2013
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