Dorothy Eggleston Carlson

Dorothy Eggleston Carl-son, 90, of West Grove, Pa., passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2013, at Jenner’s Pond in West Grove, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Jamestown, N.Y., and a 1941 graduate of Jamestown High School, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Cosset-tie (Seekins) Eggleston.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of Alvin B. Carlson, with whom she shared 68 years of marriage at the time of his death, May 5, 2012. She was also prede-ceased by a granddaughter, Laura Anne Carlson.

Dorothy is survived by sons: Daniel (Anne) of Johnson City, Tenn., and David (Kim) of Medina, Ohio, and daughter, Diane (Tim) Crozier; nine grandchildren: Jennifer Carlson, Karin (Mike) Lombardi, Daniel (Erin) Carl-son, Abby Frech, Catherine and Christine Carlson, Megan, Allison and Timothy Crozier; and three great-grandchildren: Trevor, Emma and Drew Lom-bardi.

The family wishes to express gratitude to Willow Tree Hospice, Jenner’s Pond Preston Residence and Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood for their compassion and care.

A private family burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery in James-town, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, 83 South Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or Willow Tree Hospice, 616 East Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements by Del-laVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Inc., West Chester, PA 610-696-1181.