John Thomas Carson, 66


John Thomas Carson, 66, of Titusville passed away Wednesday May 5th at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.  Born in Kew Gardens, NY, John had resided in Hopewell Township and Titusville for thirty years.  John was a member of St. James RC Church in Pennington.

John is survived by his wife Cynthia Kaisand Carson, sons, John C. Carson, Andrew Carson, and Todd Carson, as well two sisters, Nora Palumbo and Ellen Holm. He was the son of the late John Henry and Anna Olwell Carson, and brother to the late Theresa Pellegrino and Anna Hulka.

John attended New York Institute of Technology for undergraduate studies.  After graduating with a Masters of Science in Business from Adelphi, John worked in the syndication market of the entertainment industry for many large corporations such as Viacom, Metromedia, Paramount, and Twentieth Century Fox. He changed career paths in the 1980s to work in the lottery industry, both domestically and internationally.  Beginning with Creative Games International, John became an entrepreneur, founding a series of companies here and abroad.  He was proud of the many charity lotteries he helped establish in Africa, Europe, and South America.

In his leisure time John enjoyed attending his sons’ soccer, lacrosse, and football games, golfing with his friends and family, and traveling the world with his wife.  He leaves a legacy of compassion and helping others, a lasting impression that will be carried on by his sons.

Services will be private under the direction of the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington.  Condolences are welcome at

In lieu of flowers, the family has simply asked that donations be made to the American Heart Foundation or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.