Richard H. Carlson

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 10, 2019

Richard H. Carlson, 73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was born June 18, 1945 in Cleveland, OH, and was the son of the late Howard and Anna (Ruscin) Carlson. He was the husband of the late Beverly "Cooki" (Rachocki) Carlson, who passed away December 26, 2015. Rich was a retired Team Leader at the former General Motors Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin.

 He is survived by his stepdaughter Laurel (John Scagline) St. John of Elizabeth Township, stepson Scott (Amy) St. John of Cleveland, OH, granddaughter Natalie St. John, brothers Howard (Laura Nimeth) Carlson, John Carlson, and Carl (Dianne) Carlson of Phoenix, AZ, sister-in-law Carol Carlson of Hilliard, OH, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Carlson. Per his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at

Originally published June 10, 2019.

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