BOSTON Harry E. Carlson, founder and owner of the former Carlson Tire Co. in Dorchester, Mass., died of cancer Dec. 23 in a Boston hospital. He was 78. A former sales rep for the Seiberling Rubber Co. and past director of the New England Association of Independent Tire Dealers, Mr. Carlson was an avid sports fan, decorating his dealership with sports mementos and his auto license plate with the letters BOSOX1. He was a past president of the Bosox Club and served as co-chairman of the Retirement Day Ceremony for Ted Williams at Fenway Park in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Milton, Mass., a son and two daughters.
UCON, Idaho Bruce McMinn, 63, a technician for Fred and Wayne's Tire, died Jan. 19 of cancer at his Ucon home.
Mr. McMinn started at Fred and Wayne's Tire in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the early 1950s, working as a service technician for 36 years. For the last 20 years he was the company's ``main farm tire service technician,'' according to co-owner Mitch Karford.
Survivors include his wife, Myrna Ann, two daughters and two sons.