March 12, 1931 — January 10, 2018
HUDSON FALLS — Carl J. Barton, 86, of Notre Dame Street, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.
Born on March 12, 1931 in Stockholm, he was the son of the late Loren and Mildred (Rose) Barton.
Carl was a 1948 graduate of Potsdam High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Following high school, he continued his education and playing sports at SUNY Canton, graduating in 1951.
Following college, Carl began his career at General Electric as a manufacturing engineer. After 28 years at GE, he became a self-employed electrical contractor. From 1980 to 1987, Carl continued his career in electrical design at Allstates Design and Development Corp. He retired in 1994 from New York State Facilities Development Corp in electrical design and estimates.
On Nov. 24, 1955, Carl married Joan Palmer. They were married almost 50 years when she passed away on March 19, 2005.
Playing, watching and coaching sports were important parts of Carl’s life. He never missed a game of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Altogether, Carl enjoyed watching over 10,000 games. When there wasn’t a game with a family member involved, he still would come out and support the local little league teams. Carl wasn’t just a fan; he touched many lives as a well-respected coach, past president and regional secretary for Little League.
Carl also enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He was considered the best Pitch Player in New York State. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a deep intelligence and was respected by many in all walks of his life. Carl not only enjoyed local games, but also traveling with kids to sporting events. He was a true sports fanatic from high school until his death.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joan H. Barton; his sister, Ruth (Barton) Peterson; his brother, Loren H. Barton; and his nephews, Robert Barton and Carl Peterson.
He is survived by his five sons, John Barton and his wife, Michelle, Jeff Barton and his wife, Carol, David Barton, Terry Barton and his wife, Cathi, and Dan Barton; his grandchildren, Amber Barton, Brandon Barton and companion, Jeff, Todd Barton, Jarrod Barton, Matt Barton and his wife, Christine, Mike Barton and his wife, Justine, Nick Barton and his wife, Lindsey, Katy Barton and Tanner Barton; his great-grandchildren, Kalista, Brady, Emma, Dane, Skylar, Chloe, Piper and Somyah; his brother, John Barton; his sister, Arlene McEwen; many neices, nephews and cousins; and several wonderful friends.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
Burial will be in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
In lieu of flowers, Carl’s family suggests memorial donations be sent to Hudson Falls Tiger Trackers Booster Club, P.O. Box 83, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.