Robert L. Carter, Sr., age 91, a lifelong resident of New Egypt, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, June 17, 2019. He was born on September 3, 1927 in New Egypt to the late Oswald and Mary H. Carter. In 1945, Robert enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country for 6 years. While stationed in Newfoundland, Canada, he met the love of his life, Mary E. Evans, and in December of 1948 the two married. Robert worked as an Electronics Technician in the Civil Service at Fort Dix for many years.
Robert was an outdoorsman who enjoyed quiet times in the woodlands and was a skilled bow hunter. He and Mary were avid Phillies fans and enjoyed watching games together often reminiscing about his playing days with the New Egypt Cornhuskers. In retirement, Robert taught himself song bird carving. Over time he became a master craftsman and won several first prizes in local and east coast competitions. Reading was a lifelong pleasure. He was a devoted member of the Church of the Assumption in New Egypt. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend who will be sorely missed.
Robert is predeceased by his parents, Oswald and Mary H. Carter (nee King); by his adored wife of over 69 years, Mary E. Carter; and by his daughter-in-law Diane Carter.
He leaves behind his son Robert L. Carter, Jr. of Ewing NJ; his daughter Cheryl Hennigan and her husband Edward of Richboro PA; his three grandchildren, Christopher Hennigan of Huntington Beach CA, Brett Carter and his wife Christine Shoemaker of Frederick MD and Erin Littlefield and her husband Ryan of Hampstead MD; his two year old great-granddaughter Ava Carter and eight month old great-grandson Jackson Littlefield; two brother-in-law’s, Michael Evans of Annandale VA and Frank Evans of St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada; a sister-in-law Joan Power of St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 10AM to 11:30AM at the Tilghman Funeral Home, located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt NJ 08533. A funeral service will begin at 11:30AM with inurnment to follow at the Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s memory to the Diane C. Carter Endowed Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 and designate the Diane C. Carter Endowed Scholarship Fund in the memo line or to make a gift online go to https://alumni.rider.edu/give , select “other” and list the Diane C. Carter Endowed Scholarship Fund.