Robert L. Carter of McKeesport, Penn.; Brooklyn, N.Y. and Sag Harbor, beloved husband and father passed away peacefully in his room on Memorial Day, May 26, at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81 years old.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joanne Williams Carter, his brother, Kenneth A. Carter of Buffalo, N.Y., his children Tiffany Carter, Janine Carter Chevalier and their spouses, his son Anthony Prendatt-Carter, granddaughter Gabrielle Gale Prendatt-Carter, great-granddaughter Sparkle Maria Gittens and a host of relatives and friends.
A graduate of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, Mr. Carter served his country and his community with honor. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Chelberg Battle Post of the American Legion in Sag Harbor, and sang with the choir of Christ Episcopal Church where he was also Warden of the Vestry for several years.
A private cremation was held on June 2 and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 29, at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor and/or Christ Episcopal Church.