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OBITUARY | Frederick Carleton

Frederick Carleton, 94, of Longboat Key and Nantucket Island, Mass., died May 17.

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Born Aug. 22, 1920 in New York City, Mr. Carleton resided in Bronxville, N.Y. with his wife, Jean, and their two daughters until retiring in 1972 to Longboat Key. He moved in 2010 to Freedom Village in Bradenton.

Mr. Carleton was a graduate of Colgate University and fraternity brother of Theta Chi. After graduating from college as a business major in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps and was transferred to the Marine Corps, where he trained to become a fighter pilot in Pensacola. Promoted to captain in the Jasco Division, he fought in the Pacific during World War II and witnessed the raising of the two flags of Iwo Jima.

After the war, Mr. Carleton built a career as an investment banker on Wall Street at Blyth & Co. He retired in 1970. 

Mr. Carleton and his wife, Jean, moved to Longboat Key, wintering there and spending their summers in their home on Nantucket Island. Mr. Carleton was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He also volunteered in the emergency rooms at hospitals in Bronxville and Nantucket after his retirement.

Mr. Carleton is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean; daughters Jan Carleton-Carr and Marci McGovern; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Nantucket Island at a future date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


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