Stanley L. CarterJanuary 23,2013
Stanley L. Carter
ST. ALBANS BAY — Stanley L. Carter, age 91, of Tunkhannock, Pa., and St. Albans Bay, formerly of Barre, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death in October 2009 by his wife of 64 years, Bernardine Gomez Carter.
Stanley was born Aug. 23, 1921, in St. Albans, the son of the late Marvin and Mary Carter. He attended schools in St. Albans but graduated from Montpelier High School in 1940, after his family relocated to Montpelier.
Stanley proudly served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps as a bombsight mechanic on the B-25 Mitchell. He was a recipient of the American Theater Service Medal with one Bronze Star. At the end of the war, he was one of the first members of the Montpelier Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Stanley married Bernardine Gomez in July of 1945.
After leaving the service, Stanley and Bernardine settled in Barre. He worked in the building industry as a master carpenter. He was the foreman for John Cook Construction. In 1970, Stanley left construction to become the head of maintenance for the Barre City School System. He retired in 1984. In January of 1987, Stanley and Bernardine relocated to Tunkhannock, Pa., where they helped with their daughter’s bookstore.
Stanley enjoyed boating, fishing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, traveling, crossword puzzles and building wooden boat models. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at the camp he and Bernardine built on Lake Champlain.
Stanley is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Stephan Weiss, of Tunkhannock, Pa., and his daughter Elizabeth Cookson, of South Barre. He is also survived by five granddaughters: Kristin Kirchner, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Rebecca Cookson, of East Barre, Heather L. Weiss-Constable and her husband, Jeff, of Lynchburg, Ohio, Mikaela Bolio and her partner, Shawn Bates, of South Barre, and Ilona Amaral, of South Barre; six great-grandchildren: Samantha Davis and her husband, Albie, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Kyler and Bryant, of Lynchburg, Ohio, Jaime and Kylie, of South Barre, and Zavien, of East Barre. He was looking forward to the birth of his first great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sisters Marjorie Freeman, of Middlebury, and Helen Kew, of Barre, as well as two special daughters-by-choice, Linda Hoffman, of Loveland, Ohio, and Mimi Kaufman Reel, of Tunkhannock, Pa., as well as many nieces and nephews who were very special to him.
He was predeceased by his brothers Eric and Marvin Carter, and his sister Janice Perkins.
Stanley was well loved and respected by everyone whose life he touched.
To honor Stanley’s wishes there will be a celebration of his life with family and friends at his camp on Lake Champlain. There will be no calling hours or funeral.
Final arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa. Online condolences may be sent to www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
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