James Carson

His friends mourn the loss of James Carson of Malta who died suddenly on December 20, 2019 at the age of 73 in connection with an accident in his home.

Jim was born in 1946, the son of Molly and Carl Carson. He was raised in Ballston Spa with his now deceased siblings Carl Carson, Jr., and Mary Duell.

A military veteran, Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1965 to 1969. He spent most of his life living in Malta, last working at Phillips Health in Latham as a software engineer.

Many of his friends grew to know Jim’s good heart, thoroughness, and reliability through his volunteer work in greyhound rescue. Jim administered the rescue group website and volunteered at adoption events for Greyhound Rescue of NY. For many years, his neighbors were happy to see him on his daily walks with one or two of the three greyhounds he had adopted.

No services will be held at this time. However, his friends will gather for a farewell service in early spring to bid farewell to Jim when his ashes are returned to the earth according to his request. Anyone wishing to join in this ceremonial farewell, please contact Armer Funeral Home, Inc. at 518-885-6181 or info@armerfuneralhome.com and leave your name and contact information.

Guest Book


Jim, you were a true gentleman. Rest in peace, my friend

Laura Wells

Rest In Peace Jim. I imagine the greeting you received at the Rainbow bridge from your Greyhounds! Kathy was first in line patiently waiting for you. Until we are all together again.

Demmis and Joan Klimek

In the short time my wife and I have met Jim, we had a great many get togethers in the Senior Luncheon Program at the Malta Community Center, we have become rather close friends. He was the type person who had an attraction through conversations of just about anything one can imagine. His knowledge was beyond what we can ever describe. This was a true gentleman beyond expectations. Once you met him, he was one of the best friends anyone could ever have in their lifetime. Jim, we'll miss you, and sending prayers, our Dear friend. We are truly blessed in making your acquaintance in friendship in our lifetimes. Rest in Peace always.

God Bless You Always;
Dennis and Joan Klimek and Scotty