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Charles Carbone

Charles Patrick "Chip" Carbone, 58, died after a brief illness on April 13, 2011. Family and friends as well as Chip's trusty dog Lefty were at his side in celebration of his remarkable life.

Chip was a nationally-recognized health services consultant, Harley rider, and an accomplished guitar player and song writer.

Chip was the leader of Mercer's Government Human Services Consulting Group in Atlanta. He was a graduate of North Dakota State University, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and held a financial planning certificate from Florida State University.

Chip is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy Jo; his stepmother, Margaret Carbone of DeWitt, Mich., sisters, Pat Carbone of Stafford, Va., and Robin Carbone of Austin, Texas; stepbrothers, Mike (Terry) Carbone of Moorhead and David George of Ann Arbor, Mich.; brother-in-law Brian (Marsha) Miller of Minneapolis; sister-in-law Karen (Arlan) Waters of Detroit Lakes; eight nephews, two nieces, three grand-nieces and six grand-nephews; plus a host of other family and dear friends.

Chip was predeceased by his mother, Susan Evans Carbone; his father, Dr. Hubert A. Carbone; his brother, Paul Carbone; his father-in-law, Charles V. Miller; and his mother-in-law, Maxine B. Miller.

Chip was an exceptional person... acknowledged by his clients and colleagues as a brilliant leader; by his family and friends as generous and kind, with an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on; by his dog as a soft touch; and by every casino as the lucky guy they most wanted to see coming in the door.

He leaves a legacy of a life well lived... competent, compassionate, honest, generous, kind, loyal, intuitive, and fun. We can honor him by being kind and helpful to one another.

Donations in Chip's memory can be sent to or your local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

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