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Dr. Edwin Carton, 85, Known as 'Popeye'

Carton loved "spirited conversation and competitive games."

Dr. Edwin Carton, 85, of Newton, passed away on Saturday. According to his obituary, he spent his final days listening to arias performed by his granddaughter, Nili Riemer Buckert.

Carton attended Johns Hopkins University where he met his wife, Lonnie Caming. He later went on to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry from Penn State, his obituary said. He worked as a researcher and manager at several manufacturing companies in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. 

Carton, who was known as "Popeye" to his grandchildren, is survived by his wife, Lonnie, three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, his obituary said.

Information about services may be obtained from the Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Home in Newton.

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