Thomas F. Carson(1942 - 2017), DE - Thomas F. Carson, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 after an unwavering yearlong battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Tom was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1942, son of the late Richard & Mary Bernice Carson. His sisters Mary Mitzen of Mansfield, NJ and Sister Patricia Carson, RSM, of Mount St. Mary's in Watchung, NJ, preceded him in death.

He graduated from Saint Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut and later graduated from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Tom had a long and distinguished career of over 50 years with the DuPont Company, joining in 1965 as a member of the management trainee program in the Textile Fibers Division. Tom progressed through various leadership roles supporting many successful & exciting ventures across the Company, ending his career as the Global Logistics Manager with the Electronics & Communications Division.

Tom loved the game of golf and thoroughly enjoyed his time on the greens as well as the comradery with his fellow golfers at the DuPont Country Club. Tom was dedicated to helping others and as an Honoree Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as State Deputy in 1985-1986, found many opportunities to help those less fortunate.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan, his three daughters Trish Ello (Mark) of Leesburg, VA, Beth Schorn (Jim) of West Chester, PA and Colleen Carson (Rustyn Stoops) of Wilmington, DE. He is the beloved Pop-Pop to seven grandchildren Meghan, Kasey, Kiley, Haley, Carson, Emma and Thomas. He is also survived by his brothers Richard Carson (Christine) of Bordentown, NJ and Brother Robert Carson, S.J. of Philadelphia, PA as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803, on Thursday, December 28, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday, December 29, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803. Interment will be at a later date at St. Joseph on the Brandywine.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Sisters of Mercy, 1645 US Highway 22 West, Watchung, NJ 07069-6587 or The Ministry of Caring Inc., 115 East 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801-3209.

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2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2017