WELLSVILLE - Edward W. Carlin, 98, of 2011 Meservey Hill, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 24, 2016) at the Highland Park Healthcare Center following a brief illness.
He was born April 9, 1918, in Scio, the son of Edward and Florence Black Carlin. On Oct. 2, 1941, in Wellsville, he married Eleanor Ketchner, who predeceased him Feb. 27, 2003.
Ed was a 1935 graduate of Scio Central School. He was employed as a machinist at Worthington Turbine from 1940 to 1980.
He was a life member of the IAM Moore Lodge Local 1580. Ed was a very hard worker and was always willing to help family, neighbors, relatives and friends. He loved rebuilding steam engines and tinkering.
He is survived by six children, Alan (Janet) Carlin of Wellsville, Rebecca (Harry) Campbell of Arlington, Texas, Lois (Joseph) Spinelli of Wellsville, Kathi (Dennis) Dunham of Wellsville, Roger (Cheryl) Carlin of Wellsville and Theresa Willey of Tyaskin, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime caregiver, Tina Schrader.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Gladys McBride, Doris Harms and Leola Ketchner; a brother, Everett Carlin; and a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Campbell.
Friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 3, 2016) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jesse Tanner presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. To leave online condolences, visit embserfuneralhome.com.