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Ray and Faith Varrasse

We met and became friends with John and his wife, Sheila, after they moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida. They became good friends. Our love and prayers to Sheila. Our friend, John, was a wonderful man, may he rest in peace.

Jessica Carlin

A most amazing man, and the best father-in-law I could have ever hoped for. He was kind-hearted and loving; his smile would light up a room and his eyes would twinkle with sincerity straight from his heart. He will be greatly missed, and I will always cherish the too-short of a time I had him in my life.

John L. Carlin


John L. Carlin, 79, of Fernandina Beach, formerly of North Salem, NY, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2024 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach; FL. John was born on March 20, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA to John L. Carlin and his wife Ann (Odoxta). He attended Holy Rosary School, and Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1963.
John joined the Navy at the age of 17, becoming a Third Class Radarman. He was given leave to attend college and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1967 with a BA in Economics . He attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and on receiving his Commission, served aboard the USS MULLANY, DD-528 out of San Diego, CA. He served aboard her as Navigator and Gunnery Liason Officer during the MULLANY’s WESPAC mission off the coast of Vietnam. John left the Navy as a Lieutenant after nine years of service. He was very proud to have served his country.
He retired in 2005 from his position as Credit and Accounting Manager for the Manhattan law firm of Hall, Dickler, Kent, Friedman and Wood.
John was a lifelong student of history whose greatest joy was trekking over Civil War battlefields with his sons. He loved his family most of all, and his sole concern was for their happiness. He was a proud father and grandfather who celebrated the accomplishments of his sons, their wives, and his three grandchildren.
John is survived by Sheila, his wife of 57 years, his sons Daniel and his wife Jessica; David and his wife, Erin, and his grandchildren Andrew Carlin, Mina Francis, and Asher Francis.
He is predeceased by his parents and son John Andrew Carlin.
Funeral arrangements are private. Interment will take place at the White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY in the near future. He will be buried with his son. The family requests that donations in John’s memory be made to the American Battlefield Trust.


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