Richard S. CarterNovember 15, 2008
Wynantskill - Richard S. Carter, 81, of Todd Drive died Saturday, November 15, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Oneida, NY, he was son of the late Edward H. Carter and Esther (Sutton) Carter and beloved husband of the late Catherine (Fitzgerald) Carter.
He was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School and graduated from the US Naval Electronics Mate School and the National Radio Institute.
He was a electronics technician for the Watervliet Arsenal from 1955-88 and after his retirement worked part time driving limousine for John Hedley and Foust Livery and delivering for Accu-Check.
Mr. Carter was very active in amateur ham radio since the 1950's. He operated under the call sign of WA2COI and was a member of the Troy Amateur Radio Association and National Amateur Radio Association. He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Apollo Masonic Lodge, the Brunswick Lodge of Elks and the American Legion in Wynantskill. A World War II Navy veteran, he was stationed on the USS Gandy, a sister ship to the USS Slater and was a supporter and member of the USS Slater Destroyer Association.
Survivors include a son, Edward John and Carmen Carter of Villa Park, CA; two daughters, Catherine A. Carter of Rensselaer and Barbara Carter De Lapp (Don) of Troy; a granddaughter, Lauryn Taylor Carter of Villa Park, CA and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9PM.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Richard S. Carter to the Greenbush Ambulance PO Box 99 Wynantskill, NY 12198 or the North Greenbush Police Department.