Born August 27, 1922 in Sharpesburg, PA. He was the son of Celesta and James Carnahan. He was also the brother of Celesta Smith and James Robert Carnahan.
His wife of 69 years, Imogene Carnahan lived in the Westminster Towers Health Center until she died January 26, 2016.
He is survived by his daughter Deborah Wood (John), his sons Donald J, Douglas, David (Laura), grandson Nicholas and granddaughters Kelly, Delaney and Sarah.
After Japan declared war in 1941 he joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, serving 3 ½ years. Upon Discharge he attended 9 years of evening school, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors degree. In 1948 he joined the Ford Motor Co where he was employed for 38 years.