Lois (Murray) Carson, age 87, died on 10/03/19 at home after a long battle with COPD. She is predeceased by her sister Madelin Murray, and her husband Louis Carson. Lois is survived by her children: Russell (Mary) Carson, Richard (Kelley) Carson, Barbara Carson, Carol Mollach, and William (Stephanie) Carson. She is also survived by her sister Helen Graf, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lois graduated from the Eastman School of Music and played the violin with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for 50 years. She was active in the union and fought for better pay and improved working conditions for her fellow musicians for many years. Lois also enjoyed organizing reunions and get-togethers for her Amherst Central High School and Eastman School of Music classes.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to either the music program through the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation at 4301 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226, or to the Dean’s fund for Violin at the Eastman School of Music Office of Gift and Donation Services, 300 East River Rd., Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, 10/08/19 at 3:00 pm at La Galleria Events, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY.