John Ryland Carlton
May 4, 1947 - October 14, 2023
John Ryland Carlton, age 76, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on May 4, 1947, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Wooten) Carlton. John graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in microbiology. He then went on to become a Biology teacher, Science Department Head, and worked with the students on the Science Olympiad at Saint Marks High School in Wilmington, DE, where he retired after 42 years.
In his spare time, John enjoyed photography and HAM radio operations. Active in his community, he was former vice president of his neighborhood maintenance corporation and also an Audubon Society member.
John is survived by many cousins.
A graveside service will begin at 10 am on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 290 Churchmans Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.