Carl Donald PearsonNovember 20, 1929 ~ August 18, 2017 (age 87)
Carl Pearson passed away on August 18, 2017 at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania with his wife and son by his side.
He was born in Englewood, Colorado in 1929.
Carl married Margaret (Margie) Muller, the girl who lived in the apartment across the hall from him in Oakland, CA on Valentine’s Day in 1967 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage earlier this year.
Carl worked nearly his entire career in industrial sales which provided them the opportunity to live in several US states and Antwerp, Belgium. The position he enjoyed the most was as European Marketing Manager for Stratoflex Inc. with all of Europe and most of the Middle East as his territory.
After retirement he devoted himself to his two favorite pastimes, bridge and travel. Carl played bridge four times per week and helped establish a duplicate bridge group at the Sylvania Senior Center. He and Margie travelled extensively for several years and particularly enjoyed Turkey and Greece.
When macular degeneration advanced to a point where he could no longer continue either pastime, he enjoyed books on tape, especially spy and military thrillers. Margie carefully kept up with the new releases from his favorite authors and downloaded them for him primarily from The Cleveland Library for the Blind. Saturday afternoons were often spent at a local movie theatre enjoying opera “Live from the Met”. Carl looked forward to monthly dinners with their group of friends who had met for over 10 years. Wine, good food, and lively conversation were always on the menu.
Carl leaves behind his wife Margie, son Eric (Leandra) of Apple Valley, CA, granddaughter Aleana Joy, grandson Camron (Patti), and great-granddaughter Evelyn. He was predeceased by his dog Charlie, his very special companion.
Friends may call at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania on Thursday, August 24, 2017 between the hours of 5pm and 7pm.
The family wishes to thank staff at Kingston Care Center in Sylvania and Promedica Hospice for their excellent care, kindness and support.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Ohio or Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences may be offered to the family or Carl’s tribute video may be viewed at www.reebfuneralhome.com.