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Official Obituary of

Edward Earl Carsgo

November 29, 1930 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Edward Carsgo Obituary

Edward "Ed" Earl Carsgo, 93, of Conyngham, PA, passed away after a long illness at the home of his companion Margaret Kramer Oberst on February 7, 2024, in Conyngham, PA.

Ed is survived by his daughters Elaine (Marlin) Scheidler, Lori Carsgo, and husband, Perry Leong, M.D. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Bree (Scott) Dreiling, David (Marissa) Kokinda, and Zachary R. Leong and his two great-grandchildren, Arianna R. Dreiling and Zofia M. Kokinda. He was predeceased by his father, John Earl Carsgo, mother Mildred May (Reichart) Carsgo, his brother Robert John Carsgo, and his beloved wife of 49 years, Ethel (Karchner) Carsgo, who passed away in 1999.

Ed attended Hazleton High School, graduating in 1948. He went on to briefly study engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Following high school and his short college career, Ed worked as a truck driver in the local area. He later found employment at Sharpless and Sons, Inc, a bowling alley installation and refurbishment company, until the early 1970s. Due to a lung condition, Ed needed to find alternative work for the sake of his health. From 1971 until about 1974, he worked as an owner/operator for Schaffer Trucking out of New Kingston, PA. In 1974, unfortunate circumstances led him to sell his rig to Karchner Trucking. He continued his career there, driving for several years before transitioning to dispatching and ultimately becoming the General Manager for Karchner Trucking and Refrigeration. Ed continued working with their warehousing division for a number of years.

Outside of work, Ed had various hobbies and interests. He had a German Shepherd for much of his adult life and enjoyed the companionship and intelligence his dog provided. He often dined at local restaurants with friends. Ed cherished the time he spent traveling with his family and friends especially to warmer climates such as Bermuda, Cancun, St. Thomas, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Aruba. He had a deep appreciation for his German heritage and had the opportunity to visit Germany several times with family and friends. He got a special joy from solving puzzles, such as picking locks, which he taught himself. Ed even shared some of his grandchildren's video game interests. In his late fifties, he cared for and trained a quarter horse, riding alongside his daughter Lori. Ed found great joy in watching his grandchildren grow and succeed. In his free time, Ed loved watching his grandchildren, David and Zach, play football throughout their high school years. He was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and braved the cold weather to watch them play in Green Bay. He had a special affinity for his only grand daughter, Bree. Ed had a dry sense of humor and was known for his fun-loving nature. He lived life to the fullest, always burning the candle at both ends.

A memorial service will be planned in the future for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following charity.

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation,

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) in Drums, PA.

May Ed Carsgo's memory live on in the hearts of his loved ones, and may he rest in eternal peace.

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