Darold John ”Dale” Carlson

Darold John ”Dale” Carlson 87, of Clintondale, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 19, 1932 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Kaluza) Petrosky.

On November 3, 1962 in Highland, New York, he married Eleanora Fiscella. Dale and Ellie started their life together in Miami, Florida, where they fell in love with the blessings of her father, Primo who had asked Dale to watch over her. They later moved to Ardonia NY to be closer to Ellie’s parents and to raise their growing family. They enjoyed a life of laughter, traveling with their children to see beloved family in St. Sauveur, Canada, south to Florida and overseas. There was always singing and music, delicious food cooking and plenty of adventure traveling in their green motorhome (the Snowbird). Dale and Ellie were together for 43 years before her passing in 2005.

Dale aka Poppy was a very talented cook with a great passion for food and wine. He was a true culinary artisan and loved conversation, especially about how to cook a particular meal in the most artful of ways, and entertaining. A beloved presence at the yearly Highland Invitational Golf Tournament, he was known for his magnificent Margaritas. He was bilingual in French and English, played guitar and loved to sing. He enjoyed swimming, the beach, traveling and playing poker and Texas Hold’em with his friends and family. He owned a water sport school in Miami and brought his entrepreneurial skills to New York, where he started Harvest Pak, custom design packaging for apple farms. Dale was also an importer of machinery from Holland for fruit and vegetable farms. He adored his dogs, Sasha, Ricky, Bingo and Lulu.

In addition to his parents and wife, Eleanora, he was predeceased by his step mother, Margaret Dunnett Petrosky and his brother-in-law, William Waldron.

Survivors include his children, Lisa Carlson of Clintondale, NY, Danielle M. Carlson-Murphy and her husband, David of Gardiner, NY, Kimberly D. Carlson and her partner, Tom Murray of New Paltz, NY, and Christopher D. Carlson and his partner, Traci Carolei of Highland, NY; his sister, Moyra Waldron of St. Sauveur, Canada; his brother, Donald Petrosky of Montreal, Canada;  four grandchildren, Caroline, Patrick and Eleanora R. Murphy of Gardiner, NY and Ashley Carlson of Highland, NY; his nephew, Mark Waldron and his wife, Sara of Avon, CT; his great nephews, Christian, Liam and Quinn Waldron of Avon, CT; and his very dear friend, Karina Halpert of Lake Katrine, NY.

There will be a celebration of his life in the Spring of 2020 given by his family.

Copeland-Hammerl is honored to assist Dale’s family with the arrangements.

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