He married the love of his life, Lani D. (Burk) Carlson on September 13, 1996. He was born in Brunswick, to the late Earl, and Katharine (nee Colaric) Carlson.
Sean was a graduate of Ohio University School of Journalism. He was a four year letterman (1980 to 1984), and Senior Co-Captain of the OU Basketball team. He was extremely civic minded and belonged to many organizations.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lani; daughter, Regan; mother, Katharine; siblings, Michael (Karen) Carlson, Kathleen (Bolan) Carlson, Patrick (Patty Ann) Carlson, Mary (Timothy) Marcovy, Neil (Jackie) Carlson, Carleen (Rick Hamrick) Carlson; sister in law, Lisa Burk-Crawford; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Carlson.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Sunday, January 6, 2013, from 2 to 8 P.M. at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Rd. (½ mi. S. of Rt. 303), Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, January 7, 2013, at St. Colette Catholic Church, 330 W. 130th St., Brunswick, where the family will receive visitors at church, one hour prior from 10 to 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery, in Brunswick.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted at Carlson Family Foundation, c/o Huntington Bank, 10787 North St., Garrettsville, OH 44231.
Online memorials can be made at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com