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POLAND - Anthony D. Carbon Sr., 75, died March 10, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Anthony was born Feb. 25, 1943, in Hillsville, Pa., a son of Anthony and Catherine Polis Carbon.

He was a life long resident of Struthers and was a 1961 graduate of Struthers High School. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Education at Youngstown State University and later his master’s from Kent State University.

Anthony was a teacher at various Youngstown City Schools, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church. Anthony loved music and was a musician for 44 years playing in the Del Rays and the Music Co. He also taught the accordion at Tee Ross Music. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing.

Anthony’s true passion was his family and valued the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Sharon O’Connell, whom he married Oct 2, 1965; one son, Anthony (Sherri) Carbon Jr. of Struthers; two daughters, Angela (Gene) Baker of Conyers, Ga. and Renee (David) Nackino of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four grandchildren, David Nackino Jr., Nikki (Kenneth) Snipes, Toni Lin Carbon, and Anthony J. Carbon; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Anthony Snipes and Mary Renee Snipes; one sister, Cynthia (William) Williams of Vienna; and his beloved dog, Izzy.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

A prayers service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, 270 N. Main St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church. Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery. Friends and family will be received Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH, 44512.

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Sorrow and Joy

“To those of us who loved Danny, we will miss him. The good news is we know where he has gone. We will one day meet again. As a member of "The Del Rays", he was a great bandmate. He left his mark in this world: Husband, father, grandfather, musician friend to many. We have good memories to cherish. May God bless and keep his family and loved ones comforted at this time of grief. ”

 » Nick & Carol Timcisko on March 13, 2018


“My condolences and prayers to Sharon, Cindy, and all the family. Tony was a great guy who added much expertise and laughter to all of us in the old Adams Jr. High School family. So sad to hear that he has passed.”

 » Janet Williams on March 13, 2018

Sending love and prayers

“My condolences to the Carbon family on the loss of your husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend. To Cindy who has been a dear friend to my family, please know I am praying for all of you during this time. May Tony go with God and may all of you find peace. ”

 » Phyllis Elmo on March 13, 2018

Uncle Dan

“Many of you know him for his musical talents, dedication to the teaching profession, or loving husband, father, and grandfather, but I know him as Uncle Dan, my Godfather. The Uncle who inspired me to become a teacher and see life as a gift filled with daily blessings. He was always positive and his calming demeanor was always a source of comfort among the chaos of our vibrant family gatherings. He was kind, never passing judgement,and always seeking out the simple luxuries of the day. I know he joins our many family members who are eager to see him home. For those he leaves behind, you can rest assure he will always be looking out for you. Much love and sympathy to my aunt and cousins. ”

 » Janine Yearms on March 13, 2018

Rest Easy Mr. Carbon

“Such a wonderful man. One of the best gym teachers we had at Adams Jr. High many years ago.... Condolences to the family. ”

 » April Wolfe ( Krell) on March 13, 2018

Heartfelt Condolences Being Sent ~

“Just letting the family know I am sincerely thinking of them at this very difficult time . The losing of a loved one is such a painful moment , Hold fast to each and every memory you have of the time you had with him . God Bless you all and I will see you soon ~ ”

 » Carol Smith  on March 13, 2018


“"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same." I will never forget how Tony could always make me laugh during my early years at Princeton JH, and for that I will always be eternally grateful. RIP my dear friend. ”

 » Nella on March 14, 2018


“A great, kind, wonderful man and family, that I'm fortunate and grateful to have and have had in my life. Thanks for everything Mr. C, you will be missed.”

 » Steve Brownlee on March 15, 2018

family friend

“You were a great man and a friend to my family. Thanks for being there when we needed your family. God bless you.”

 » bill agnone jr on March 17, 2018

Princeton 1985 to 1987

“One of my favorite teachers ever. Didn't see color, just kids that wanted to learn. He was very instrumental in me choosing history as a major in college. He will be missed.”

 » Chris Landers on March 20, 2018

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