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February 16, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
November 06, 2014
Dear mr. Carter you were the best Expos player ever you will be missed
June 06, 2014
Gary ,

Living in Montreal I had the pleasure of watching you play Baseball at the " BIG O " ... even met you once and we chatted for about 5 minutes. In my eyes you and Johnny Bench are the 2 best catchers of all time -

May God rest your soul ~ R.I.P.

Rick
December 04, 2012
To Gary Carter,
I thought you were a great baseball player for the New York Mets. My prayers go out to your family and teammates, God Bless you Mr. Carter. Lisa Weiner
December 03, 2012
Kid, gone but never forgotten...just knowing i will not run into you as we did from time to time. hurts great ballplayer ...better person . R. I P. gary.... Tony D
December 02, 2012
You will Live forever,as a friend of mine since We met at the Old WPB Expos stadium and were doing video w/ Mickey Mantle and Tom Seaver. My relatives in Brooklyn still remember your spirit,I pray I can live the rest of my life with at least half the Grace,guts and Cheeer you showed in your 57 yrs. I am 57,and you are one of the most Memorable persons,one who made friends immediately,that I ever knew. Your spirit is still with us All- RIP Jim Franklin
November 30, 2012
To Gary Carter.
You were a great baseball player for the New York Mets. My prayers go out to your family and collegues. Lisa Weiner
October 09, 2012
Rest In Peace, Kid
Thanks for '86
October 03, 2012
Deepest condolences to the family, Find comfort in Gods promise when no one will say I am sick.
August 04, 2012
July 31, 2012
May Gods Peace and Love sustain you during this difficult time. Ps 55:22
July 14, 2012
After posting my statement to the guestbook, I read all the postings from fans, friends, associates, etc. and saw that my experience with Gary was the same throughout Canada and the United States. Whether it was a brief meeting or an ongoing relationship or in my case a couple of hours at a corporate dinner function. Gary was genuine to all that he came upon. After my post, I went and found my pic with Gary and scanned it to post in the guest book. I feel very fortunate to have had a fraction of of Gary and be in the company of that infectious spirit.
July 12, 2012
To the Carter Family,

I first met Gary at the 2005 ADT/NBC Golf Skills Championship Banquet. Gary was there along with many other sports/entertainment celebrities that would play the next day in The ADT pro/am Celebrity Tournament. I had not realized that Gary was sitting directly behind me until he stood and was recognized. Out of the roughly 24 celebrities there it was Gary that I wanted to meet and have a picture taken with. I don't remember if I knew of Gary before the 86' World Series or not, because I was to be emblazoned with Gary's playing personality from that time on. Whether it was his batting performance, his amazing fielding, or probably his playing spirit that would not only effect his teammates, the New York fans and the rest of baseball aficionados throughout the country. The 6th game of the 1986 World Series Game is one of the most talked games in the modern era. Gary would be the catalyst for that game with his two out rally single and how he willed his teammates one by one to move him home.

I very sheepishly walked over to Gary and told him that he was my most favorite player of all time and could I get a picture with him. To my surprise Gary took my camera and gave it to one of his table mates and through his arm around me. I knew then that that pic would be a favorite. In 2006 at the same ADT event I could not imagine my fortune when Gary would be my tables 'celebrity' for the evenings dinner. Normally I would have to share conversation with the tables celebrity with 9 other people at the 10 person roundtop. But that night several ADT Dealers assigned to sit with us were weathered in a early November snow storm. With just four people sitting at our table and I don't believe that the couple sitting with us were baseball fans, I would have virtually the next two hours side by side with Gary. Gary had remembered me from the year before and treated me like one of his former teammates. Having played local amateur ball for thirty years, Gary by the end of the night had me feeling like I truly was one of his former peers and teammate. Living in the Brevard County area, Gary stated that his PSL Mets played in Brevard in the FSL. Gary told me that if I came to a game he would sign the pic taken in 2005 and have a quick beverage after the game. Unfortunately, Gary would not be back to manage the PSL Mets. Gary had given me the address for his foundation in case we didn't hook up in Melbourne. I had hopes that would see Gary at future ADT events but with the slowdown of the economy ADT would cut back on its dealer invites. I never did send that picture in for Gary to sign and not happy with myself for procrastinating.

My sincerest condolences to your family, may he rest in peace until the day all the dead are resurrected.

Jerry Robinson
Cocoa Beach, Florida
robologic1313@yahoo.com
July 03, 2012
You are one of very few athletes that are worthy of being looked up to and emulated. Thank you for the memories and the championship, and for setting good examples.
June 23, 2012
May 12, 2012
RIP
May 07, 2012
I at one time lived just a few houses away from the Carters on Huntly Dr. My family was new to the area and the Carter family were one of the fitst to make us feel welcome. Especially at the time my teenage son. It amazed him that a famous athlete actually knew his name. Gary would play ball with the kids on the street shouting ''watch out for the knees". He was just fun!! My heart aches for his family. He will be missed.
Beverly C.
May 02, 2012
i am big fan of mlb and seen the 1986 world series. he was very good catcher. God bless carter family through this time. Memories we have when we loss our loveones. one day we meet them in heaven. r.i.p. gary carter!
April 05, 2012
I fixed Mr. Carter a Denver omelet when he came in the Siesta Key Denny's in Sarasota in 97. Took it to him and met him personally. What a kind man he was to me. I will always remember that and him scoring in the world series against Boston. My prayers are with the family.
April 05, 2012
you were a great catcher and a even better person.my dad met you in West Palm Beach during spring training when you stopped by where he worked and he was very proud in telling me you got to talk to you- R.I.P Gary
March 28, 2012
it is a sad day but he will never be miss. he was a good baseball player and my prayers will go out to the family. sharon from south carolina.
March 28, 2012
it is a sad day but he will never be miss. he was a good baseball player and my prayers will go out to the family. sharon from south carolina.
March 15, 2012
Just stumbled upon this tribute, although I've certainly read many obits about Mr. Carter, but none better written than this. What a good man, who comported himself with grace and dignity.
March 12, 2012
still cant belive, he is gone...had the pleasure of meeting gary, he always was smiling. rest in peace kid...Tony D
March 11, 2012
I knew Gary through baseball but he taught me a great life lesson I will carry with me forever.Rest in Peace my friend.
March 11, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carter,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

As former principal of Lincoln Elementary, certainly taking this time to remember the wonderful support Mr. Carter gave to the Riviera Beach Community. He touched the lives of so many children in a special way.
March 05, 2012
Gary you laughter in my life and a true friendship to my family . Jim and I will remember your warmth and kindness you gave us . God bless you and your family .
March 05, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carter and the Carter Family,

We had the honor of being able to attend the beautiful Memorial Service at the Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens for Gary Carter on Friday, February 24, 2012.

It was a most memorable night and one that we will always cherish since we both loved and admired Gary Carter as the New York Mets catcher and as a remarkable man. He truly was a very gentle man and a very wonderful gentleman.

It was so very inspirational for us to attend this very special tribute to honor him and his life. It was so wonderful for us to hear all the guest speakers tell so lovingly and so beautifully about the very kind and special person that he was both on and off the baseball field.

We are both New York Mets fans and Gary was one of our most favorite players on the Mets and in all of baseball. We were so very happy when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hal worked for the Commissioner of Baseball when Gary was with the Mets and enjoyed working with him on many promotions for Major League Baseball. He always found Gary him to be most cooperative, very enthusiastic and a genuinely nice person to promote the game of baseball.

While it is so sad that he has died so young, we must thank God that he has lived and touched the lives of so many people with his marvelous and amazing talent as a ballplayer and as a very loving, kind and gracious human being.

Gary will live in our hearts as well as in the hearts of the thousands of people from around the world whose lives he touched with his goodness.

We send God's blessings to all the Carter Family and we will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. To know Gary was to love him – and we truly did.

Sincerely,
March 04, 2012
i live in montreal quebec. everytime i went to the olympic satdium just to see my favorite expo gary carter. he never dissapointed me in a game. i think that to continue the memory of him they should make a movie about him
March 04, 2012
Gary graced us in Houston in 1994 as our guest to play in the Sunshine Kids golf tournament to raise funds for the kids. After our first round we decided to go to dinner at a local restaurant and were there for about 2 hours during which time Gary never stopped signing autographs for kids who came up to him beaming with smiles of meeting this great person. He never finished his dinner and I apologized for that. But Gary said - "oh I was fed ok - just watching those kids smiles was nourishment enough for me." he is truly a man of class, a talented athlete and a caring person for all those around him. He will be missed.
March 03, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carter and the Carter Family,

We had the honor of being able to attend the beautiful Memorial Service at the Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens for Gary Carter on Friday, February 24, 2012.

It was a most memorable night and one that we will always cherish since we both loved and admired Gary Carter as the New York Mets catcher and as a remarkable man. He truly was a very gentle man and a very wonderful gentleman.

It was so very inspirational for us to attend this very special tribute to honor him and his life. It was so wonderful for us to hear all the guest speakers tell so lovingly and so beautifully about the very kind and special person that he was both on and off the baseball field.

We are both New York Mets fans and Gary was one of our most favorite players on the Mets and in all of baseball. We were so very happy when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hal worked for the Commissioner of Baseball when Gary was with the Mets and enjoyed working with him on many promotions for Major League Baseball. He always found Gary him to be most cooperative, very enthusiastic and a genuinely nice person to promote
the game of baseball.

While it is so sad that he has died so young, we must thank God that he has lived and touched the lives of so many people with his marvelous and amazing talent as a ballplayer and as a very loving, kind and gracious human being.

Gary will live in our hearts as well as in the hearts of the thousands of people from around the world whose lives he touched with his goodness.

We send God's blessings to all the Carter Family and we will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. To know Gary was to love him – and we truly did.

Sincerely,
March 02, 2012
Dear Carter Family,

I will remember some good things about Gary Carter as the baseball catcher and he is never forgotten over the years.


Tracey C. Smith Stratford, Ontario Canada
February 29, 2012
I may have retired to NC but The Gary Carter Foundation supporting Reading Counts has always been the highlight of career. Thanks for being a true hero to the students, staff and families at Forest Park and West Riviera. You brought hope not only to the kids but to the teachers. You made a difference and will be truly missed.
February 28, 2012
My deepest sympathys. I watched him play throughout his career and also have his baseball card. Thanks for the memories Gary....youre the Best!!!! I got into catching because of You.
February 28, 2012
Spring training in Florida is where I met, talked and took many GORGEOUS photos up close of Gary. He was the most pleasant, accommodating, friendliest and caring ballplayer I've ever met! He would stay and talk and sign for as long as someone wanted him to. He NEVER ignored anyone or rushed off with excuses, like so many did. Once in port st lucie after the workouts, I went up to get a soda. The concession lady asked me if Gary was still here. I said "of course". she told me she knew a kid who was in the hospital with leukemia and is a die-hard fan. Would I ask him to come up to her to give her an autograph and take a picture. I did. Gary was Gary. He came right up to the edge of the field, I explained and he said "OF COURSE" and asked where she was. I actually took him up to her. She was thrilled and I felt like I was one of his friends walking through the stadium with him!!
When I met my husband, David, he had had a kidney transplant in 1985 in Brooklyn. He loved Gary even though he was a die-hard Mets fan! Well, one of the nurses was a friend of Gary's and when the Expos were in town to play the Mets, she called him. HE ACTUALLY SHOWED UP AT THE HOSPITAL AROUND MIDNIGHT AFTER THE GAME TO VISIT DAVID!!! that is WHO GARY CARTER IS!!!!!!!!

I was at that game 6 in 1986, and believe me, i couldn't talk for 3 days!!!! WHAT A GAME! Thanks for that memory and so many more Gary!

We will ALWAYS love you and remember you! We wish peace and love to you and of course your family.
Kathy Menkes, Northport, NY
February 28, 2012
Dear Carter Family

Our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. Gary was unique and one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all. In the 70's I watched him when he was catching for the Montreal Expos and then with the NY Mets. He was one of the greatest catchers in baseball. R.I.P. Gary! Now you are catching in heaven and playing for God's team.

Sincerely yours,
Joyce Preedy
Hoboken NJ
A big fan of the late Great Gary Carter
February 26, 2012
Garry Carter! Gerry Carter! Garry Carter!
The Kid whom we loved for all the years he gave us in Montreal. I was in Germany in the 80's listening to the Expose and I think it was the Cubs, at two in the morning from the US military base in Frankfort. I did love my team, sadness never helps, but those huge memories of Garry and the rest of the team will forever hold a warm and personal spot in my heart. To the family and close friends of The Kid, please accept my most heart felt condolences for yours' and our lose.
February 25, 2012
I met Mr Carter one time & saw him one other in my lifetime. I would like to share my story. Years ago I ran a candy store in the Gardens Mall. We sold bulk candy that you scooped forward into a holding cup, then you placed your bag under that cup & lifted the little door & your candy fell into your bag. Mr. Carter came in ( but I did not know at that time who he was )he raked his candy into the holding cup & opened the door & candy went all over the floor. I went to assist, told him how to do it & left to help another customer. Suddenly I heard candy hitting the floor again, I went over & said, Here you tell me what you want & I will get it for you. But I added, Because " You apparently can't catch anything ". He laughed, I laughed. We got his candy, he paid, stayed & spoke to me for a few minutes & left. That very night my son was looking at Baseball cards & I was telling him & my husband about the guy who spilled candy all over the floor twice today. When I looked at the card my son was holding, I couldn't believe it, it the man I had just told them about. My husband said, you didn't really tell THIS man he couldn't catch anything did you ? My husband couldn't believe what I had done. He then educated me on Gary Carter & how he was one of Baseball's all time Best catchers. Several weeks later my children & I were watching a local parade in Palm Beach Gardens & riding in that parade was Gary Carter, when he passed by he saw me, waved & called out, Hi Candy Lady. He had such a great sense of humor. I wonder if he ever told that story. My prayers go out to his friends & family. Even though I never saw him again, I will remember the funny, friendly man who visited my store that day...
February 25, 2012
Rest in peace, Kid!
February 25, 2012
My sincere condolences go out to the Carter family. Gary, you will be greatly missed, from one of your number one fan's in Montreal, you were my role model growing up, losing you feels like I just lost part of my childhood, we will never forget that wonderful smile that lit up the whole Olympic Stadium, RIP "kid" you will be missed enormously, thanks again for all the great memories.
February 25, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Carter Family. Gary, from one of your greatest fans in Montreal, you were my childhood role model growing up, losing you was like taking away part of my childhood, and who can forget your great smile which lit up the whole Olympic Stadium in Montreal, rest in peace "Kid" and you will be greatly missed forever.
February 25, 2012
Gary,
Your memorial service was amazing last night. You would have been so proud of the outpouring love surrounding your family. You will forever be in our hearts.
February 24, 2012
While saddened that our community has been left without your physical presence, we have peace knowing that an incredibly wonderful person has gone Home. I pray for the peace and blessings that God will provide over your wife, children and family. So many of us were in awe of your gentleness and your generous spirit, especially for "the Kids". Rest in Peace Kid, you are truly missed !!
February 24, 2012
We wish to offer our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the immediate family, all other relatives, lifelong associates in baseball and the many worldwide fans of GARY CARTER upon his departure from the scene at far too young an age ...

The televised over the internet memorial service tonight was a tremendous and most fitting farewell tribute to one of the true greats any person could ever be in life ...

For Gary, only God knows how well you played the game ...

All three of his children spoke quite lovingly of their Dad, someone you just had to appreciate as he was the same fine person out on the street as he was as a teammate and with his loving family, many friends and fans ...

He left this world far too soon although his name and his good works shall keep his name at the forefront and he shall be remembered fondly forever more by all those of us who knew him and met him over time ...

Thanks, Gary, for everything you did for all of us ... We shall remember.

COLONEL77
February 24, 2012
Rest in Peace, Kid. You will be missed, especially your beautiful smile.
February 24, 2012
Carter Family....Gary was one in a million...he was very good to our ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease Golf fund raising tournament at Admirals Cove... always showing up at the plate when Harry Shanz called...January 2003...Eileen, Mrs. B and myself were flying to New York to bury Eileen's Dad..next to Eileen's Mom was Gary Carter who was flying to New York for his press conference on his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown...what a fine flight for all of us...Gary was so friendly and talkative with Mrs. B...it meant so much to her since it was a difficult trip to bury Mr. B...as a matter o fact he went an xtra inning with us and searched us out at the luggage area to wish us well...for this we are most grateful...Gary Carter a CHAMP on and off the diamond...God Bless All...Don, Eileen Smith and Mrs. B
February 24, 2012
Nobody better as a player and a person. I have many fond memories RIP and god bless your family. Thank you Gary. Craig Kalner Palm City, FL
February 24, 2012
I just. want to say you were a perfect role model miss you alot
February 24, 2012
Gary rest in peace my prayers are with you and your family, may God bless you. You will be missed
February 24, 2012
Will never forget that smile. You will be missed.
February 24, 2012
Dear Sandy, Christy, Kimmy and DJ,
Our family sends deepest sympathy to you all. We so enjoyed working with you at our travel agency during the early years of Gary's career on your many travels. It was such a joy to have Gary walk in the agency with his wonderful smile and we always shared good laughs while we talked travel. We are sorry we can't make the memorial service but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Dear Gary, may you rest in peace.
Arline and Don Kiselewski and family
February 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Carter family. Gary was a fantastic person as well as ball player and I will always remember his smile and love for the game. I wrote him in 1986 and feel honored to have received a picture of him and a team photo of the Mets. May he rest in peace and he will never be forgotten.
February 24, 2012
As a young girl I play a catchter and watch baseball with my dad you tought me alot about husling down to first and to run for fouls balls. I only new as a Met but you are the greast of them all. Peace an love to your Family in there time of need. Your one of many NY fans, Mary
February 24, 2012
GARY 'KID'CARTER,YOUR SMILE IS SOMETHING EVERY FAN WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. GLAD I HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU AND WATCH YOU PLAY DURING YOUR CAREER.GOOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE.
February 23, 2012
RIP Gary, I remember you delivering newspapers to my house and you playing little league with my little brother. Say hi to my little brother when you get there you will be truly missed by someone who is not a baseball fan but did follow you. I also gratuated from Sunny Hills High School but before you Charlotte formly from Fullerton California
February 23, 2012
Gary was my favourite baseball player. I saw him a couple of times in Montreal as an Expo and as a Met. I saw him his final season in Montreal and will always remember him as a down to earth, respectful man and the heart of the Expos. I miss you soo much, I hope your at peace now.... The best #8
February 23, 2012
My friends & I met Gary Carter in July 1987 when the Mets played the Houston Astros in Houston. Mr. Carter was very gracious and friendly. Many athletes are very rude, even if they are approached with the utmost respect. I will remember the smile he had when we saw him, & his willingness to take the time & make some Mets fans from NJ feel like we were his friends. May Gary Rest in Peace, & may the Lord's presence keep his family strong through this difficult time.
February 23, 2012
My Son, who is 36 now, got me interested in watching the Mets when he was just a little boy. I recognized Gary's great catching ability the first time I saw him catch. I even bought a Cabbage Patch doll in a Mets uniform and named him Gary Carter. He was and always be my favorite baseball player. God bless Gary and his loving family. May he rest in peace. Amen Pat
February 23, 2012
We miss you Mr. Carter.....what an incredible human being. You will ALWAYS be loved in Montreal! May the family be spared any further sorrow...Roberta Shaffer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
February 23, 2012
Dear Mr. Carter,
some of my best memories as young child were those days spent at Shea Stadium watching you and the Mets play back in the day. Thanks for the memories. You will be missed.
February 22, 2012
I got to know him as a Met fan & appreciated him as he was a baseball fans best friend. we may never see that with today's players. The Carter family & all baseball fans can never forget what a truly terrific human being he always was. he will be missed inside & outside the sports world. #8 forever.
February 22, 2012
R.I.P Gary! Forever in our hearts. Forever an Expo. Thanks for the memories, Kid!
February 22, 2012
Dear Gary,Thanks for the memories.I was there for your first game with the Mets when you homered to win that opening day game in the 10th inning.It was just the beginning of great things to come.You were a great family man and great to a friend of mine who has spent his life in a wheelchair.God bless you and I'll see you on the other side. Jim Blom Palm Beach Gardens
February 22, 2012
Dear,dear Sandi,
Devasted to hear of Gary's passing.Fondly remember a Marriage Encounter Weekend With you both.
I know that Gary is fondly embraced by Our Heavenly Father.Our prayers are for you and your children.
We love you.
Doreen & Bill(in spirit)Lewis
February 22, 2012
Even back in Jr. High School Gary had that big smile.
February 22, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 22, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. I used to take my son to see the Mets & Gary was our favorite. God Bless you all.
February 22, 2012
May you rest in peace and say hi to my Dad for me. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. My deepest sympathy to your friends and family.
February 21, 2012
Our fervent prayers are with the family as they have been with Gary through this journey to rest in the loving arms of our Lord. We will always love you, Gary, and can't wait to see you again. Dianne and David Durben and family (Anaheim, CA)
February 21, 2012
so many memories of you in montreal,thank you for being a great human being.we'll never forget you.god bless you and your family.
February 21, 2012
What a wonderful man!! He was my hero growing up. He was a great example to me I loved it when his eyes got so big when he got a pitch to hit. I'll miss him, my prayers are with your family.
February 21, 2012
Kim,
I thought of you when I heard the news. I know you are feeling a great loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Love,
February 21, 2012
I love me some Gary Carter. I went to Roger Dean Stadium to watch the Class A St. Lucie Mets play in 2006. Gary Carter was the Manager. That night I was sitting by third base line and gary came out to coach third base. I told Gary how much I love him and the way he play ball. He just gave me that big smile. I ask him if a foul ball should come his way to please give it to me. It was the eighth inning and was hoping for a foul ball, but as I look toward the dugout here came gary with a ball in is hand. I hurry up to put my glove on and he toss me the ball and said, "Meet me after the game by the dugout and I will sign it for you". I started to scream and thank him so much. After the game I went to the dugout and sure enough he was there and sign my ball and we took a picture. he made my night that I will never forget. I love me some Gary Carter. RIP God Bless you and your family. Sandy VanScoy Stuart
February 21, 2012
May his light shine on forever
February 21, 2012
R.I.P Kid#8, Taken way to early, thoughts go out to the Carter family during this trying time. Had a chance to meet Carter in 2001 when he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. A true gentleman and great hero. You will be missed in Canada.
February 21, 2012
Sandy & Family,
We were saddened to hear of Gary's passing. We know that when he took his last breath he was immediately in the presence of the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
I enjoyed the time I spent with Gary at your home and Shea stadium. His enthusiasm for life and the game of baseball I will always remember.
He has now gone home to be with his Lord. His love for the Lord was obvious by how he lived his life. He will be missed
February 21, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 21, 2012
"GOD saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered come to me.Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A GOLDEN HEART stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. GOD broke our hearts to prove to us, HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST." Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carter family.
Love you all,
The Clodfelter Family,
Steve, Diane, Mandy and Chris
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
February 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Gary's family. He was a great ballplayer, but even more, a great human being. May he rest in peace.
February 21, 2012
TO SANDY AND THE ENTIRE CARTER FAMILY..MY WIFE LIANE MILLS & I WERE SADDENED TO LEARN OF GARY'S PASSING AT SUCH AN EARLY AGE...I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET GARY AND YOU AT THE BAR-B-BARN ON THE WEST ISLAND IN MONTREAL WHEN YOU LIVED IN KIRKLAND AND REMEMBERED THE TIMES GARY WOULD CALL ME FROM THE STADIUM TO PICK UP RIBS ON THE WAY HOME...I TREASURE OUR BRIEF FRIENDSHIP & CHERISH THE PICTURE I TOOK WITH HIM AT SPRING TRAINING IN WPB..THE AUTOGRAPH PICTURE HANGS IN THE BAR-B-BARN...WITH THE MESSAGE " CATCH YOU LATER " WELL GARY I'LL CATCH YOU LATER AND I SURELY WILL KNOW YOU BY THE INFECTIOUS SMILE AND YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY & MAKER...LOTS OF LOVE MIKE O'TOOLE & LIANE MILLS
BOCA RATON FLORIDA & THORNHILL ONTARIO
EMMETT246@YAHOO.CA
February 20, 2012
THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WONDERFUL MOMENTS AT SHEA STADIUM- 1986 METS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ''THE KID, THE GENTLEMAN AND THE FANTASTIC PLAYER THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET AND SCREAM MY HEART OUT.
February 20, 2012
I was a big fan and am saddened by this loss. So many athletes, politicians, and actors are dying from primary brain tumors. Let his memory be a blessing and let's all stop holding our cell phones to our heads! Gary can be our teacher from heaven.
February 20, 2012
My condolences to the Carter family. I have so many memories of seeing Gary & the Expos at the old WPB Municipal Stadium for years during spring training.Gary had an awesome testimony. May the Lord give an abundance of peace to your family....
February 20, 2012
Anne McGinnis Thanks for some of my greatest baseball memories. RIP
February 20, 2012
I went to a ball game at Roger Dean Stadium where Gary Carter and the Class A St. Lucie Mets were playing. I had seats right across third base line. To my surprise I saw Gary Carter running out of the dugout to coach third base. I was screaming I Love You Gary Carter and he just gave me this big smile. I ask him if the foul ball comes his way could he please let me have one. I waited almost the whole game and no balls came this way. In the eighth inning Gary Carter came running out of the dugout with a ball in his hand. I saw him with the ball and put my glove on to catch the ball. He threw it to me and said, "Meet me by the dugout after the game". I scream I Love You Gay Carter. I got the ball and a autograph and was screaming after the game I Love You Gary Carter. God Bless you and R.I.P. You will be missed. Sandy VanScoy Stuart, Florida
February 20, 2012
Gary was not only a great ball player but a good husband,father and Christian!! He attended First Christian Church while in Palm Beach County for Spring Training and had been to my family's home for dinner with my family when I was a kid...You will be fondly remembered
Robin Ramer
February 20, 2012
From Montreal a BIG thank you Gary. The city loves you. Always.
February 20, 2012
Gary you were a class act as a ballplayer. I regret never sending you a card when I heard you were ill.

May every day in heaven be...Opening Day!
February 20, 2012
Thank you Gary for showing a young boy what it means to never stop trying. RIP Gary you deserve it.
February 20, 2012
El mejor catcher que me tocó ver y uno de los mejor en la historia de la ligas mayores. Muy apreciado y reconocido en Mexico. Uno de los grandes de todos los tiempos....descance en paz (RIP) Gary Carter...
February 20, 2012
the infectious smile, the winning attitude, the love of God and family, a true role model for all
Fran Zito (Brooklyn, NY)
February 20, 2012
Gary , I met you at DFW some years back when you were trying to get to sna to visit your pop. RIP sir
Rickey with Delta
February 20, 2012
February 20, 2012
As children my husband and I both loved you. You were our favorite Met!!! when we got engaged we bought a yellow lab. we named him carter after our favorite all time met!!! rip gary carter.
February 20, 2012
Gary will always be one of my all time favorite baseball players. I first saw Gary as a young catcher in the Puerto Rico winter league. Gary was such a hard nosed and big hustle player for the Caguas Criollos team that he was Nicknamed "El Cholito." The name was out of respect for his tough play and matched the team's mascot name and their 7th inning stretch fight song's character. To this date I don't think ANY player, Puerto Rican or mainland native, has ever deserved that nickname from Caguas fans.

Best of all, Gary was a humble and fan friendly kid that captured the hearts of the Puerto Rico fans, from all teams! That team went on to win the Caribbean Championship. I was so happy for him when he became a Major League star and Hall of Famer. Gary will never be forgotten by the Puerto Rico baseball fans. His family should be so proud of his legacy.

Rest in peace Cholito.
February 20, 2012
Saw you play in Montreal several times. iIt was always a joy to see you and your beautiful smile and a thrill to see you play.

We are praying for you and for your family in these difficult times.


Lucy and Chuck
Always fans of THE KID
February 20, 2012
Gary:

More than just a great baseball player...the best class act in sports ever...period. Rest in peace Kid.

Ed Schrum - Hillsborough NJ
February 20, 2012
I grew up with Gary in Fullerton. My dad was Gary's first baseball coach in Little League. I remeber at a practice Gary showing up with a 32 ounce bat. Most everybody used 28 or 29. My dad told Gary if you can hold that bat straight out in front of you for 1 minute you can use that bat. Gary stood there for 5 minutes holding that bat out in the air. My dad finally look at him and said you can use any bat you want Gary. This is when he was only 8 years old. Then during High School we went to different schools, but would still keep in touch with him. I remeber during high school days he worked at Marie Calendar's Pie as a cook in Fullerton. So many many memories of the KID. RIP Gary I will see you again one day.
February 20, 2012
YOU WERE MY FAVORITE PLAYER IN ALL OF BASEBALL. MAY GOD'S PEACE AND LOVE BE
WITH YOU ALWAYS. YOU MEMORY ETERNAL GARY.
February 20, 2012
From first meeting you in Philadelphia at 10 years old in 1975, I have been an avid follower, supporter and happy to say friend of one of the best people that I have ever known. The legacy you leave behind in the amount of people that have nothing but good wishes to say and great ideals that were instilled upon them by you says all that needs to be said. Thank you for being a part of my life at such a young age! Rest in Peace!
February 20, 2012
Dear Carter family, thank you for sharing your father with us all. he was a great man and his legend will live forever.
February 20, 2012
Not only was Gary a great competitor and a gifted athlete, he was a wonderful all-around gentleman. He brought so much to baseball in Montreal and I will forever cherish the memories of such great moments. I will foerever remain a fan. Of course, my thoughts go to Gary's family. May you find the strength and faith to carry you through these difficult times. Gary, you sure will be missed.
February 20, 2012
My condolences to the family in your time of loss and know that God will comfort your heart. Psalms 55:22
February 20, 2012
I am truly sorry for your lost. In your time of bereavement, know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I'm sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends you will be able to endure this trial. May your memories give you comfort.

Gates, GA
February 20, 2012
May god bless you and find you at peace now and no longer suffering. My prayers go to your family in this time of mourning. I will always have a loving memory of watching him play as a diehard Mets fan. He had a genuine smile and heart and it was felt by all who were lucky enough to watch him play. He will forever be one of my alltime favorites and I wear my ny mets tattoo proudly because players like Gary were the reason to love baseball. Thank you kid. You are cherished and will be missed. God bless.
February 20, 2012
So sorry, he will be missed.
February 20, 2012
The saying only the truly good people die young is so aptly true. Those like my wife who passed at the age of 34 (25 years ago) and now Mr. Carter have earned their welcome into God's eternal peace.
February 20, 2012
God Bless you
Gary carter ~rip
February 20, 2012
February 19, 2012
My Deep Condolences to the Carter Family.He brought much JOY TO THE GAME OF BASEBALL, And MY LOVABLE METS. YOU WERE A DIAMOND TO ALL FANS. LOVE YOU BB SANTINI.
February 19, 2012
My Deep Condolences to the Carter Family.He brought much JOY TO THE GAME OF BASEBALL, And MY LOVABLE METS. YOU WERE A DIAMOND TO ALL FANS. LOVE YOU BB SANTINI.
February 19, 2012
I want to send my deepest sympathy to the Carter family. I am so so sorry for you terrible loss. I wasnt a Expo fan but I loved you. I followed your career and always cheered when you played the Los Angeles Dodgers. You were an amazing human being and an amazing baseball player. This is a terrible loss and I am so so sorry. R.I.P. Gary Carter. Your family will miss you. <3
February 19, 2012
To the Carter family: as a true baseball fan, I remember watching Gary Carter playing in the 1986 World Series for the Mets. It is the most vivid memory I have at that age. I remember Gary Carter jumping into the arms of his battery mate. His personality and charisma will be forever missed. It's always sad when a great one goes. My true condolences go out to you, the family, and most of all, the fans. I will miss him always.
February 19, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
February 19, 2012
02 19 2012

Gary Carter was the best in Montreal and I liked him as the Montreal Expos catcher.

Tracey C. Smith
February 19, 2012
God be with you Gary, and your family. You will be missed.
February 19, 2012
The Sutherland family send their condolences to Sandy and family. We were honored to know your beloved Gary and so proud to count him as a friend. He lived such a remarkable life and brought so much joy and did so much good for an immeasurable number of people, whether on the ballfield or off. Godspeed, Gary and thank you for being such a good example and true hero.
February 19, 2012
To the family of Gary Carter - Please accept my condolences on his passing, he will be missed. Gary consistently set the right example - My Best David Molloy Troy New York
February 19, 2012
It was great to read Gary's born again Christian Testimony online. Because he had his faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone, he is now in heaven, I can't wait to join him someday.
February 19, 2012
My son and I met Gary Carter at an autograph signing at our local mall in New York.I have been a fan forever. He was so nice to us.He was friendly,didnt rush us and talked to my son about baseball.Rest in peace.my prayers are with his family! Love Jean and Jason from valley stream ny
February 19, 2012
The Empire State Building was lit in your honor this week. Part of the reason was for your Hall of Fame career. The main reason to me was because of the way you lived. The world was a better place with you in it. May God hold you close and Bless your family.
February 19, 2012
Heart broken I am...one of the most memorable plays for me was when he was with the Expos and hit a grandslam..as a fan, I always loved his smile. Prayers to the family; he is in a wonderful place now.
February 19, 2012
I know you are with God in Heaven and still wearing a smile. I love you..
February 19, 2012
PETER M MODLIN
February 19, 2012
I will never forget the 1986 Mets and their wild ride to win the World Series. Thank you Gary Carter for helping make it all happen. You were always such a class act. May you rest in peace!
February 19, 2012
Gary will be greatly missed. He was a terrific baseball player and an awesome man. Gary's family is my prayers! Thanks for all the memories Gary!! See you in heaven!
February 19, 2012
My condolences to the Carter family. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Carter multiple times as a teenage fan and autograph collector in St Louis and he ALWAYS made time for us and always had that smile! Gone to soon, but made such an impact on people while he was here..
February 19, 2012
A remarkable man who made you feel like a friend! God bless you!
February 19, 2012
I had the honor of being born and rasied in New york City although I no longer reside there but I was there during the 1968 series, you played magnificently it seems as though you inspired the team and as well as us fans, you rest now your job here has been done, thank you and God bless you.
February 19, 2012
I grew up watching Gary play. He wasone of the greats. He will be missed. The family are in my prayers & thoughts. He will never be forgotten.
February 19, 2012
One of a kind - Thank you for awesome memories - Nobody has played the game with such heart. Gone too soon but never to be forgotten - You can rest now - Heaven just got a hell of a catcher!!
February 19, 2012
The 1986 Mets defined baseball. It was a year when Baseball was about baseball and not salaries, contracts, and a shiny new stadium. Gary Carter was baseball, tradition., and the the love of a favorite pass time. He made us all feel like we were part of a great big family. I am sorry I never got the chance to meet him. I will miss him dearly. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Carter family. May he rest in peace in that great big baseball diamond
in the sky.
February 19, 2012
Iam sadden by Gary Carter's passing. My
sympathy goes out to his wife Sandy and
Kids.
February 19, 2012
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I met Mr. Carter once at a signing. He was so gracious to me and my family. My niece adored him, I taped every time he was at bat for the entire season and gave the tape to her at Christmas. A terrible loss! A true hero!
February 19, 2012
Always remembered as the greatest player the Expos ever had who gave 110% in everything he did. Thanks Gary, rest in peace. Charlie Schwartz(Burlington, ON)
February 19, 2012
Gary Carter was my very first favorite baseball player. What an amazing man he was. His faith, his love of the game, and his enthusiasm was admirable. A true role model. You will be missed.
February 19, 2012
Sorry to hear of Mr. Carter's passing. As a boy growing up in Newfoundland, Canada I can tell you that he was my first sports hero. You were the best. Marc, St, John's, Newfoundland
February 19, 2012
My heartfelt sympathies are with the family. We are all in shock in his passing even tho we knew it was coming. Kid is now in heaven-no more pain, no more fighting-but at peace & at rest. I am truly saddened by his passing & for his family. You will be greatly missed.
February 19, 2012
You define 1986!!! Thanks for great baseball Rest in Peace Paul B Chicago
February 19, 2012
Thank you for your winning attitude and energy on and off the field. You were a class act always.This Mets fan will always remember you. My prayers for you and your family.
February 19, 2012
He will be missed by baseball fans everywhere and forever enshrined in the hearts of Expos and Mets fans. Not many play with the joy and exhuberence that The Kid did. My sympathies to his wife and family.
February 19, 2012
Feburary 19,2012 gary has left the building. to the family, just knowing that gary was a christian is enough to carry on. all his acomlishments here on earth would have been all for naught had he not been saved, romans chapter 10,9&10. just know that you can see him again. may god bless you and keep you in his care.
February 19, 2012
Thank you Gary (my son we be saying to me no mom that's "THE KID") for all the wonderful memories you gave to my son! He loved you, you were a great influence on him! Brian was murdered in 2008. I know he is in heaven and I am sure he was there to welcome his favorite Ball Player! God Bless you Kid! Thank you so much Carter Family for sharing Gary with all of us! I know you will miss him terribly! You can find comfort in knowing that because of the great person that he was, he will never be forgotten! I know that poor kid from Texas never did! God Bless all of you and my heart goes out to you, I know your pain!
February 19, 2012
Gary Carter's wonderful smile lit up not only every ball field he walked on, but every place he went...he will be so missed..thought and prayers to his family...
February 19, 2012
REST IN PEACE KID.
February 19, 2012
Thanks for all the great ballgames & again, the Mets would not have won the '86 World Series without him! My sympathies are with the Carter family & all fans. - much too young!
February 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Carter family. Gary you are at peace now your pain has ended. You will always be remembered as one of the greats. RIP.
February 19, 2012
OMG!!!!!!!!! I AM SPEECHLESS AND UPSET TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF MY CHILDHOOD ICON GARY CARTER. AT THE EARLY AGE OF 7 I REMEMBER GOING TO A BOOK SIGNING FOR "A DREAM SEASON" WITH MY GRANDMOTHER, MY LATE GRANDFATHER AND MY LATE MOTHER I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE GARY I COULD HARDLY BREATHE WHAT A SWEET GENTLE PERSON. ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AFTER I BELONGED TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT PRESENTED GARY WITH AN AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP AS A MEMBER OF THE GIANTS AT SHEA (HENCE I HAD SURGERY AND WAS IN DOUBLE LEG CASTS BUT I COULD NOT MISS THIS. ONE MOTHERS DAY AS A MEMBER OF THE BROADCAST TEAM FOR THE MARLINS I HAD RECEIVED TICKETS AND ONCE AGAIN FULFILLED MEETING THIS WONDERFUL MAN. AS I GREW OLDER IN SPORTS TODAY I WEAR THE #8 IN GARY'S HONOR FOR HIS INSPIRATION HE HAS GIVEN ME THROUGH THE YEARS. I WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPOT IN MY HEART FOR GARY, GOD BLESS.
TO GARY'S WIFE SANDY AND HIS CHILDREN AND ENTIRE FAMILY MAY GOD COMFORT US ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND KNOW THE KID WILL WATCH US FOREVER. GARY I LOVE YOU AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THANK YOU
February 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Carter family, and all who loved him. I enjoyed watching him play over the years, and had the pleasure of meeting him at the All Star Fan Festival in 2008.
The Mets would not have won the World Series in 1986 without him. You played the game right, Kid. Rest in peace in Baseball Heaven. Give my regards to the Babe.
February 19, 2012
Thanks for the memories #8
February 19, 2012
R.I.P. SMILING DOWN ON ALL OF US!!!
February 19, 2012
A gentleman athlete...what a beautiful life he lead...may your family find comfort in the arms of our Lord and in your wonderful precious memories...God Bless all of you!
February 19, 2012
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH THE FAMILY OF GARY MAY HE REST IN PEACE WITH THE LORD
February 18, 2012
You used to always tell me to "keep that winning smile". No one had a smile like you! I miss you so much. The memories I have of you will be in my heart forever!
February 18, 2012
RIP Gary Carter, you were a very classy guy both on and off the field. I had the great pleasure of meeting Gary and he actually took a few minutes to talk to me (the star struck bumbling adult). He was my FAVORITE baseball player ever. My sympathies go out to the Carter family. Please have a public memorial at Citi Field so us devoted fans can band together and pay our respects.
February 18, 2012
Gary, I hear the Heavenly Angels organization picked you up. I always looked up to you, now I'll just tilt my head a little higher.
February 18, 2012
To the Carter Family...Gary Carter was truly a joy to watch play the game my Son and I truly enjoyed watching Gary in New York. He truly was a blessing to us all, I am thankful that the Lord gave us the opportunity to be alive while Gary was with us. Gary enjoy your new body and now you will truly always be "The Kid" forever.
February 18, 2012
Gary, you were one of the great catchers I grew up watching. Say hi to the greats up there.
February 18, 2012
I noticed in a picture that he was wearing the number 57 on his uniform, it came to my mind that his was predicted to live only 57 years. He touched my hearth with his incredible example of life. Now he is reunited with JESUS and the ones he loved so much, and from there he will keep caring for his family. My deep feelings of condolonces to his family. Stella Gonzalez Jackson Hts., N.Y.
February 18, 2012
My condolences to the Carter family. I met Gary at a baseball card show last April in MN and he let me try on his 1986 World Series ring. Gary was a class act on and off the field. Thank you for the memories.
February 18, 2012
Thanks for giving us the best of your playing years as an Expo. Don G. Canada
February 18, 2012
RIP Kid..You were a class act both on and off the field. My sympathy to the Carter family for your loss.
February 18, 2012
Met Gary Carter at First Baptist Church Tequesta in 1980 where he was speaking.Took a young man with me that had just lost his father a week earlier. While signing autographs , I made Gary aware of the situation, he then stopped signing and prayed with the young man for healing.It was a special moment
February 18, 2012
Dear Sandy, Christy, Kimmy and DJ:

I had the pleasure to interview your father three times at the Baseball Hall of Fame for The Daily Star of Oneonta, located a few miles from Cooperstown after his playing days were over.

He was, without a doubt, the most pleasant Hall of Famer I interviewed. His graciousness and interest in my life was pleasantly surprising and most welcome.

In our last interview, I asked him if we could talk about faith. He took 15 minutes to ask me about faith and the loss of my late Mom. I will NEVER forget that and what that meant to me.

I can't tell you how great it was to see my childhood hero up close and personal and see he was the REAL deal. He made my teenage years in the late 1980s more bearable by bringing my Mets their second World Championship in the fall of my senior year of high school.

May God bless you all and I know we will all see Gary again. There is quite simply no doubt in my mind.

My love to you all on the loss of this wonderful, wonderful human being. I will miss him terribly.
February 18, 2012
to the carter family so sorry for your loss gary the kid carter will live for ever with me what a true gentlemen what apro god has taken another good one from us. peter caluori (connecticut)
February 18, 2012
Gary Carter to me growing up was my idol and my reason for being a Mets fan.It was just the way he carried himself as a human being that drew me to him.His smile and personality were truly one of a kind.My heart is aching for a man i never knew but in a strange way i have always felt close to him.Thank you Gary for being such a big part of my childhood.I will never forget you and i will always keep your memory alive.God bless you!Rest in peace Kid!
February 18, 2012
Iwas so happy to see Gary Carter become a met . i will never forget how heplayed the game , now he is playing with the greats were he belongs. God Bless Gary
Paul Collazo
Franklin Square NY
February 18, 2012
This guy has been and will remain an incredible inspiration to me. He was a true leader - by the way he played the game and in life. May God Bless him & his family.
February 18, 2012
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND GODS LOVE GO TO ALL THE CARTER FAMILY..GARY WAS MY FAVORITE MET OF ALL TIME..BORN THE SAME YEAR I HAD THE BIGGEST CRUSH ON HIM..HE WILL BE SO MISSED BY ALL WHO LOVED HIM...GODS TEAM NEEDED A GREAT CATCHER AND HE GOT THE BEST! REST NOW IN "YOUR FIELD OF DREAMS"
SHARON (ORADELL,NJ)
February 18, 2012
As die-hard cubs fans we dreaded having to play against him as he was an awesome player. Was deeply saddened to learn of his passing, sincere condolences.
February 18, 2012
It is with regret that we learned the death of Gary Carter.
Sincere condolences to you Madam case, your children and any family members.

I send a picture of him with my husband, this photo was taken in Montreal at a convention. I wish this photo was given to Mrs. Carter, we are of the Gaspésie Québec, Canada.

Our thoughts are with you.

Sincerely Jacques Boudreau and his wife Anne-Marie Cyr Maria, QC.
February 18, 2012
I am priviledge to have gotten to know Gary Carter when I was at PGA National. He was a great baseball player, but he is an all around wonderful person and family man. He will be missed, but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace gods catcher.
February 18, 2012
Please accept my condolences. My son was the greatest Met's fan and he love Gary. I pray that he's in heaven with my beloved son who died 11/19/2011.
February 18, 2012
God Bless you and your Family. You were one of the Best
February 18, 2012
I met Gary when we planned the pool for thier new home in P.G.A.National.Gary was one of the nicest, friendliest people I had ever met. He had just been traded from the Expos to the Mets. When the pool was finished, he really enjoyed the tile #8 on the coctail table (in the pool).I really feel that his life was too short, as he was very good for humanity.
February 18, 2012
To The Carter Family,

The sports world was blessed with Gary. Now he is in heaven. may he rest in peace. I had the biggest crush on Gary when he played for the METS. GOD BLESS,
February 18, 2012
Gary Carter, God bless you and thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave us as we followed your career. You gave us one of the best memories in the sixth game of the 1986 playoffs. You were the last man up to bat.......I don't have to say any more! 1986 World Champions! My condolences to your family and to you, Gary, Kid, Rest in Peace.
February 18, 2012
Amazing player and a great man. You will be missed. RIP, Kid
February 18, 2012
you were my idol growing up in Montreal and you remained my idol all your life. RIP my friend. Not only baseball but mankind has lost a truly great person.
February 18, 2012
REST IN PEACE GARY THE KID

BASEBALL HAS LOST ONE OF IT'S GREATEST PLAYERS!!
February 18, 2012
The last good man to play America's game has died.

Gary Carter passed away on Thursday at age 57 after a short battle with brain cancer. “The Kid,” as he was called, was known for many things: for being a powerhouse at the plate (he hit 324 home runs over an 18-year career), for being a rock behind the plate (he was a Gold Glove-winning catcher) and for being the one guy who always seemed to come to the ballpark with a smile.

It's strange to consider how rarely you see athletes smile these days – that is, when they're not celebrating a moment of victory. And even then, the end-zone strutting seems more like a well-choreographed ritual than an actual expression of true joy. But Carter always smiled – almost comically so. Some fans couldn't stand it, especially when The Kid made his way to the New York Mets during the height of the team's mid-‘80s bad-boy glory days (think Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden). Supposedly, some teammates couldn't stomach it, either. Carter earned a reputation for being a suck-up – as if a good disposition and an eagerness to please were character flaws.

I knew Carter without knowing him. Which means I was a Mets fan back in the day. For most of us, Carter was the odd man out – we needed him for his offense and defense and his ability to deliver at just the right moment (Carter was key to the Mets' remarkable come-from-behind victory in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series). But we didn't know what to make of someone so decidedly nice (read: non-New Yorkish). I attended Opening Day of the 1986 season, a bitterly cold affair that went into extra innings – I left after the ninth because I was worried about suffering frostbite and wasn't convinced the Mets were going to win the thing in quick and easy fashion. As soon as I reached the exit, Carter hit a home run to end it – in his very first game as a Met, no less.


But I also knew Carter in a different sense. When I moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Fl., a few years later, I found myself in Carter territory. The baseball great called the suburban golf-crazed city his home during his post-playing days. Not that I ever had occasion to speak with him. But there wasn't a person in the community who didn't have a connection with him, I came to realize. Carter and his smiling self were everywhere: He started an area charity to support children's education. He gave out treats to the neighborhood kids on Halloween. He and his family got behind the softball program at a local college.

Finally, I did have my Carter conversational opportunity. One night, he was standing near me at the supermarket. We were two family guys taking care of errands – nothing more, nothing less. I thought about telling him how much I appreciated his presence on the Mets back then and in the community right now. And I thought about explaining to him how much I regretted not seeing him hit that Opening Day homer. But it didn't feel right to intrude on a celebrity just for celebrity's sake. How many times a day must that happen to a Hall of Famer?

I came to realize that was my mistake. The Kid would have welcomed hearing the story form a fan. Heck, it probably would have brought another smile to his face.
February 18, 2012
Dear family of Gary Carter,

May God bring you gladness for your mourning, may He give you comfort and bring you His greatest joy for your sorrow. I pray He heals your broken hearts and binds up all your wounds. May His gladness and joy overtake you and be your strength so you may walk through this season and continue to persevere towards His higher calling in Christ Jesus for you. Remember, He makes ALL THINGS NEW. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will soon end. He loves you more than you know. May His joy be your strength today. May His smile warm you as the Noon day Sun. I pray all grace and peace abound towards each of you and may His bountiful blessings be yours beyond anything you can ask for, think of or even imagine. Believe it and Receive in Jesus' name!

Love you in Jesus,
Sherry Siebert

Ps. I will never forget the day while the Mets were visiting St. Louis, that Gary allowed me to pray for him, his family and his knees. He certainly was my favorite Athlete of all-time. Missing him dearly, but looking forward to being with him on the other side. Blessings to you!
February 18, 2012
My condolences to Gary's family and friends and hearfelt thanks for everything you did to make us proud to be with the Montreal Expos. I will remember with great fondness your open heart and infectious enthusiasm for baseball and your unselfish kindness to my family. Your last game with the
Expos and double off Mike Morgan was a great moment, too... Au Revoir mes amis "Kid"
February 18, 2012
To the Carter family, please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of Gary. Our loss is heaven's gain. I am glad I had the privilege of meeting Gary and have a picture with him that I cherish. A truly great guy on and off the field. He will be missed.
February 18, 2012
G-d Bless the memory of Gary Carter. A true champion; on the field and a greater champion off the field.
February 18, 2012
Skip it was an honor to know you I will miss the conversation about baseball with you PBAU will always be in our hearts want to send our prayers to Sandy and family god Bless and R.I.P thank you for everything that you have done for Jimmy
February 18, 2012
As a fan of Gary Carter i will always remember him. My son Carter is named after him.
February 18, 2012
Mes pensées accompagnent monsieur Gary Carter.
February 18, 2012
My condolences to the family of Gary.
I was very saddened to hear he had passed away but thankful he is no longer suffering and is with his Savior Jesus Christ. He always was and still is my favorite player of all time.
February 18, 2012
I only knew Gary for a short time, but everytime I would see him he would light up the room. He had such a bubbly personality and his laugh was contagious. May God bless the Carter family. Gary-help watch over your family from above.
February 18, 2012
RIP Gary you were a great role model. Thank you for the wonderful memories.
February 18, 2012
R.I.P. Gary. You will always be my one and only favorite player! My condolences to the Carter Family.
February 18, 2012
Our prayers are with the Carter family. We cherished all he brought to this world. His smile made all our days better. He will be missed but never forgotten. Thanks, Gary!
February 18, 2012
MY LOVE AN PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY AND I KNOW OUR FATHER IS HOLDING YOU IN HIS ARMS GARY YOU WERE A WONDERFUL ROLE FOR SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE INCLUDING MY BOYS WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN A SMALL PART IN YOUR LIFE, SANDY MY LOVE AND PARYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE GIRLS. YOUR MOM WAS SUCH A DEAR FRIEND TO ME ALSO
February 18, 2012
Gary thanks for all the great memories . You will never be forgotten RIP.
February 18, 2012
RIP!!!!!!!!!
February 18, 2012
He was the baseball coach at my daughter's college. Very well liked, respected and loved. Prayers and thoughts to his family during this difficult time.
February 18, 2012
As great a player as he was on the field, Gary Carter was an even greater person off it.
His former teammate with the Mets, Darryl Strawberry, called Gary a "true man," and wished he "could have lived his life" like the Hall of Fame catcher.
I think those sentiments speak volumes.
RIP "Kid," and God Bless you and your family.
February 18, 2012
i am really sad to see
that gary died
he was a great player
for the mets
he will be missed
peg
February 18, 2012
I am really sad that Gary passed away, he was my Grandpapa's favorite baseball player. He met Gary when he was inducted into the Canadian baseball hall of fame in St.Marys,ON.
February 18, 2012
Was never a met fan but respected and liked Gary he played the game the way it was supposed to be played, with integrity. never met him but seemed genuine. Loved that he played the game for what it was a game. besides being a great player you could tell of his love for it. May God Bless him and his family during this and all timeR.I.P. Gary
February 18, 2012
R.I.P Gary Carter. May your family find peace and the memories live on with them. A true class act for the game on and off the field.
February 18, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 18, 2012
With deepest condolences to the Carter family during your time of sorrow...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
February 18, 2012
Gary was a great player with a love for the game and his family. His smile glowed across Jarry Park and Olympic Stadium. He was everyone's friend and was always ready to meet with his fans and sign authographs. How many team buses were delayed because he had an obligation to give back to them what we gave him. Montreal embrassed him as one of our own. Not only did he represent us with glamour and pride but when he spoke in French at his induction ceremony he paid the ultimate respect to all of Quebec. Plans are allready in the works to rename a site in his honor and The Montreal Canadiens will pay tribute to him before Sunday's game. Our thoughts go to Sandy and the kids. You will always be missed and most certainly never forgotten. Thank You Gary.
February 18, 2012
One of the great joys of my life was sitting in the upper deck at Shea during Game 7 of the 1986 World Series and see Jesse Orosco jump into Gary's arms. He was a class act on a team filled with legendary bad boys who helped them get to the promised land. With smile that could light up the whole wide world, I cried happy tears the day he was forever enshrined in Cooperstown. I always felt an inimitable connection with Gary as someone who also lost her mother at an early age and spent subsequent years helping others touched by cancer. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of a life well lived until the very end and beyond.
February 18, 2012
You are in my heart and prayers. Gary made me love the game of baseball. He was truly a class act.
February 18, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 18, 2012
My son was born in March of 86 & you the series in October. We recorded the entire series, VHS, and as a 4 year toddler my son would watch the infamous run down at third. He would scream enthusiastically "Carter homers over Lansdown Street" like only a 4 year old could. He'd sit for hours and watch those tapes until he wore them out waiting in great anticipation of the run down & the homeruns reliving the moment as if it was the first time he had witnessed them! We'll cherish those memories of my son & the championship you brought us as long as we live! Thank you Gary Carter for those memories!
February 18, 2012
He was so fun to watch and yes always had a smile! May God comfort his family.
February 18, 2012
RIP GARY ....I GOT AN AUTOGRAPH FROM YOU AT THE USAIRWAYS RDU AIRPORT TICKET COUNTER A WHILE BACK AND YOU WERE AWESOME ..MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME IN THERE LIVES.
February 18, 2012
My prayers to the Carter family, I loved this guy, The Field of Dreams just got a little more action and a great smile.
February 18, 2012
My condolences to the Carter family.

Game Six, two outs, two strikes and you came through. Thanks for the memories.

The Cheswick family.
February 18, 2012
We took our son to the auto show in Toronto about 30 years ago. He and his friend took a bag of items to be autographed. I suggested 1 item but they were sure Gary Carter would sign everything. He did with a smile and talked to them for 5-10 minutes. He took all the time in the world with his fans. We have met many sports celebrities but never have met anyone as nice and kind as Gary Carter.
I was always a die hard Yankee fan but became a Mets fan also. My son has always had #8 on his baseball shirt and still signs his name with a #8 after it.... 30 years later!!
February 18, 2012
WHAT A JOY TO WATCH PLAY THE GAME, THAT WONDERFUL SMILE. CHARLIE D BOSTON MASS.
February 18, 2012
I'm a Saint Louis gal, so I had no love for the Mets back in the '80's. but who couldn't love Gary back then ..he was Mr. Go-get-um, and always seemed to deliver for the Mets. His family should be very proud of Gary and all his accomplishments...he was the ultimate Pro.
February 18, 2012
RIP, Gary. You personified the term "good sportsmanship" both on and off the field. The world won't be the same without you. May you enjoy peace eternally in the ultimate "Field of Dreams"...Go the distance, Kid.
February 18, 2012
So sad that such a young man has to go so soon in life. God Bless Him and his family.
February 17, 2012
To the Carter Family - I loved watching Gary at Dodgers Stadium behind the plate and at bat. He was one of my favorite players. He was awesome with a bat and the plays he made behind the plate. I will never forget some of the amazing plays. May God Bless the family now and always.
February 17, 2012
While I don't follow baseball, I was intrigued by the article here. His smile alone could light a stadium. RIP, Kid! Obviously you inspired many and had quite a following.
February 17, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gary Carter, a great player and a wonderful human being. Thanks for all the thrills, all the hits, especially the '86 World Series. I feel that I have lost a friend, I was moved to tears when I learned of his passing. You are loved and will be missed, Gary.
February 17, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Carter family. Being a life long Mets fan who only won 2 titles in their history (and only one I witnessed) I will always treasure the memory of the man who won the series for us. That's right, the Mets would not have beaten the Red Sox in 1986 without Gary Carter. Thank you so much for allowing me to see this. RIP Gary. You will be sorely missed
February 17, 2012
I grew up idolizing Gary in Kansas City. My grandfather and I were both catchers, and I loved watching him play. To his family, I'm sorry for your loss and praying for you during this time. I want you to know that people everywhere loved him and miss him.
February 17, 2012
rip kid 8 thanks for the memories gary brought real class to the game he was my favorite player also a fine man a real hero not just in the sporting sense
February 17, 2012
Thoughts and Prayers to Kimmy and her Family. Your Dad was a real inspiration to my daughter, Chelsea, while she attended your softball camp. She never stopped talking about him and ran to see him whenever she saw him anywhere else. He was always so sweet to her when he saw her.....He was a true Gentleman...such a wonderful person to everyone. He will be missed so much....
February 17, 2012
The reason why I'm is and still am a NY Mets fan because of Gary. I look up to him and admired by his playing skills as a catcher and a hitter. But I always be a NY Mets Fan. I need to say I was a Baseball fan long before a fan of any other sport. Of course I played little league all positions except, 1st,pitcher and Catcher mainly Left or Right field for 3 years of my childhood. Well back to Gary.I always remember that smile like everybody has and will. My sincere Condolences to his family. You rest in peace Gary.
February 17, 2012
Gary not only radiated a love and talent for the game of baseball, but more importantly, something that is missing from the lives of most of our heroes and icons - real class. He was unashamed to speak about his faith, and I am sure it was what sustained him throughout his illness. I pray that God will be very close to his family, and know that he is waiting for the day when you will be reunited in heaven.
February 17, 2012
At 77 I have been a lifelong Dodger and then Mets fan. I admired Gary for his smile and enthusiasm for the game. RIP, Gary and God Bless his family.L Richards
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter was an inspiration to all. A true class act. A true American Hero. See You in Heaven Gary.
February 17, 2012
As a childhood Expo fan and true Montrealer, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you brought to our city. Rest in peace. God bless.
February 17, 2012
R.I.P. ( KID ) as a diehard Yankees fan I always watched the METS because of my father who was a diehard METS fan . I always enjoyed to see behind the plate as well as hitting. You are one of the best catcher i've ever seen.
February 17, 2012
Sincere condolences to the Carter family on such a great loss. I will always treasure the memories of Gary's days with the Mets, especially the 1986 World Series. Gary brought such enthusiasm & delight not only to the game of baseball, but to life in general. He will be missed.
February 17, 2012
Our
sentiments
to Gary Carter
And his entire
Family
In memory
thank you for
All you done for
the Sports venue
God Bless you RIP`GARY~
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February 17, 2012
im a true phils fan but my favorite player who ever walked on to the diamond was the kid gary carter he played the greatest game ever n knew it as i do n made me the best ballplayer i could be n for that i will b in his debt forever rip my friend the greatest cather of all time
February 17, 2012
To the family of Gary Carter, May your son REST IN PEACE FOREVER!!! Great Smile Love, A sports fan always. God Bless!!!!
February 17, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Gary's family our son fell in love with him during the 1986 season when Gary played for the N.Y Mets he became my son's hero my son was12 years old and Gary will still remain his hero .
February 17, 2012
To the Carter family, my condolences. In my lifetime, he will always be the GREATEST MET ever! Rest well and in Peace, I know your the #1 catcher in heaven. I am very sad your gone, but happy you not dealing with an illness, God be with you forever!
February 17, 2012
my condolences to Gary's family...I know how hard this time is for you all, but just knowing what a fabulous person Gary was, hopefully will ease the pain some...I never met him but felt like I knew him personally, may he rest in peace
February 17, 2012
I remember the Mets so well and so sorry to lose one so famous.May God give the Family relief and peace
February 17, 2012
A great Catcher--helped make the '86 NY Mets the team they were--man of honesty, integrity, joyfulness, & determination. He was special Man of Faith, Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Baseball Player, & Coach. Whether you had the opportunity to meet him or know him in life or not--he left a mark on you forever; and the World is a better place for having had Gary Carter in it!! He now walks with Christ, the Savior and we pray and offer the Gary Carter Family up in prayer during this time of loss--but his Love will always be with you! - Love & Blessings, Madeline
February 17, 2012
what a good guy. what a great smile.had the pleasure of spending time with gary on the golf course.may he be in gods love forever.
February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter, my favorite Met. Thank you for your kindness and smiles. New York will always be your home. Prayers to your entire family and I know that you are with Jesus and showing him that catcher's mitt. Rest in Peace Kid.

Debbie Carroll
Lindenhurst, New York
February 17, 2012
To the Gary Carter family, My sincere condolences, prayers and thoughts go out to you at this time. Gary was and is my ALL-TIME favorite baseball player of whom I will NEVER FORGET! My heart is very saddened and heavy laden, but I know he is walking with Christ the Savior up in Heaven; and all the love he had for you will live on... With Sincere Sympathy, Christina
February 17, 2012
God Bless You Sweet Soul !!!
February 17, 2012
What a super guy --- thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. May your legacy live on forever -- and that many young guys will follow in your footsteps!! Lets play ball "KID"!
February 17, 2012
My FAVORITE ballplayer of ALL time--
Gary Carter. My deepest condolences, prayers, & thoughts go out to the Gary Carter family. Gary's devotion to his family as well as the sport he played and coached, show the great man he was and that will NEVER die! He is walking with Christ the Savior--whom he had a GREAT belief in! God Bless the Carter Family, Sincerely, Christi Marren
February 17, 2012
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. When my older son played little league baseball, he was a catcher. He always wanted #8 because his favorite catcher was Gary. I am thankful for men like Gary who had integrity on and off the field.
February 17, 2012
I want to offer my condolences to Sandy , the kids, and the Carter Family,
and to say that he was a great player and will be missed. Thanks for the memories, GARY!!!
February 17, 2012
I enjoy him playimg, also his alwas youth outlook may he rip .may prayers go out fer his family.
February 17, 2012
My FAVORITE ballplayer of ALL time,
Gary Carter. I'm just SORRY I didn't have the opportunity to meet him in life; but pray one day in Heaven... I have friends who did meet Gary and told me he was the GREAT guy I thought! My deepest condolences, prayers, thoughts, & love go out to the Gary Carter family. Gary's love & great devotion for his lovely wife, children, & grandchildren show the wonderful man he was and will NEVER die! He is; I believe, walking with Christ the Savior--whom he had a GREAT Faith & Belief in! God Bless the Carter Family and be consoled with Psalm 23 as I have many times in my life, Christi (New York)
February 17, 2012
My FAVORITE ballplayer of ALL time,
Gary Carter. I am very deeply saddened by this great loss and SORRY I did not have the opportunity to meet him in life; but pray to one day in Heaven... I have friends who did meet Gary and told me he was the GREAT guy I always thought him to be! My deepest condolences, prayers, thoughts, & love go out to the Gary Carter family. Gary's love & great devotion for his beloved wife, children, & grandchildren show the wonderful man he was and that love will NEVER die! He is; I believe, walking with Christ the Savior--whom he had a GREAT Faith & Belief in! God Bless the Carter Family and be consoled with Psalm 23 as I have many times in my life, Christi (New York)
February 17, 2012
Condolences to the family. Gary Carter was one heck of a ball player and had seen him play many times at Shea when I lived in New York. What a terrible shame.
February 17, 2012
Great player. Greater man. Rest in Peace, Kid. Our sympathies to the Carter family.
Darrel and Cindy Chaney
February 17, 2012
thanks -for all the great baseball you delivered to everyone -i am from baltimore ,md. and always wanted you in black and orange -now we have a catcher that may be your reincarnation --MATT WEITERS --SO THANKS FOR EVRYTHING MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN HEAVE N -I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS ., RICK .
February 17, 2012
Sandy and Kids so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers
February 17, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire Carter family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. RIP Gary
February 17, 2012
Sandy and family,

We want to extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. My husband and I spent a week with you on a cruise for the Canadian fans (Buck and Arlene Matinez were there also). We will never forget how much fun we had and how wonderful you were to let us "hang" with.
Thanks for the great memories.

Ed and Linda Barcik, Mentor Ohio
February 17, 2012
My son and myself got to meet Gary when the Mets played Atlanta in '86 or '87..My Father passed away in 1985 with glioblastoma. It is a bad disease. We will be thinking of your family. ....Remember his smile.
February 17, 2012
My sincerest sympathy to the Carter Family. I met Mr. Carter when he was the manager of the Long Island Ducks baseball team and was honored to be able to shake his hand and visit him his office. It is a memory that will live with me always. God Bless his family in this time of sorrow.
February 17, 2012
Dear Sandy, Christy, Kimmy & DJ, We are so very sorry for Gary's passing. You are in our hearts and we pray that God will surround you with Love and Peace during this most difficult time.. all our prayers and love Bill & Joanne Testa
February 17, 2012
The very sad news yesterday took our family back to an elevator at Isla Del Sol, Florida about 24 years ago when the Carter family needed a babysitter. I was so impressed as the mother of the babysitter with how Gary handled the whole babysitting experience. I remember talking to him in a parking garage and what a wonderful person I thought he was. Sorry to say we had not known who he was up until that time. After meeting him that all changed and we watched Mets games as much as we could. I remember our daughter coming back from that babysitting job and saying, "I think I was somewhere very important tonight. They were going to a birthday party for someone named Rusty Staub." Our family thanks you for the priviledge of meeting all of you on that elevator. We lost our 35 year old son two years ago so we know your pain. God will help see you through.
February 17, 2012
What a Great Baseball Player, He will be missed. A True Hall Of Fame Guy who was one of the finest at his position!
February 17, 2012
A True Hall Of Famer!
February 17, 2012
I went to Sunny Hills High School in
Fullerton at the same time Gary was there.
He made everyone proud of his accomplishments there. It was great fun
to go watch him play football, baseball
and basketball.
February 17, 2012
On behalf of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the staff and board of directors, our deepest sympathies go out to the Carter family. Gary was a community treasure. His support of charities, especially those that benefited children, is unparalleled. He put his heart and soul into every endeavor. He will be greatly missed.
February 17, 2012
As a St. Louis Cardinals all my life, I remember watching Gary at Busch Stadium II. Wonderful Player! So sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to Gary's family.
February 17, 2012
garry was one of the best at the game. may god comfort his family. rip garry
February 17, 2012
Carter familyi want to send my condolences i met gary carter in 1987 he was playing a spring training game against the twins at tinker feild i was just released from a bone marrow transplant unit from shands hospital it was my wish to meet him he sent me an autographed picture wishing me a quick recovery and at the game i got some great pictures he was a truley caring man. heavan is a better place today with him there. Again i am very sorry for your loss.
Jon rutko
cape cod mass.
February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012
Mr. Carter thank you for the memories. As a Braves fan. I hated your Montreal & NY teams beating us (the Atlanta Braves) but I loved to see your enthusiasm. You were always a gamer. RIP
February 17, 2012
A true legand and you will surely be missed. R.I.P. and may you watch over our beloved mets!
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter showed us that nice guys can finish first.He was a great role model who loved life and always had that great smile.We will miss you Kid .
February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012
Dearest Carter Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. I hope it helps to know that others are sharing your sorrow. May wonderful memories give you Peace Strength and Comfort during this most difficult time. Rest In Peace Gary.
February 17, 2012
No doubt by now you have read (and heard) countless stories about your husband and father and the lasting impression he had on baseball fans. Gary Carter will forever be a hero of mine. As a 41 year old man I have tears welling up in my eyes as I write this and think about the profound influence he had on the lives of so many fans of the game. He was admired for both his on field performance and the exemplary life he lead. Please find comfort in knowing that Gary Carter left a lasting impression on those that admired him. His contributions to both the game he loved and to life will be missed. Forever an Expo (in my mind) #8 may be gone but he certainly will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to the family and to his many fans around the world.
February 17, 2012
My sincere sympathy to the Carter family.I had the oppurtunity to play in 2 golf tournies with Gary and he lit up the course with his smile and personna. My hometown is Cooperstown N.Y. and my golf shirt said so, we talked and I felt like he was a home town buddy that I had known for years. Again my heart felt sympathy for the entire family, Sincerly Charlie Petersen.
February 17, 2012
My deepest condolences to Gary's family.
February 17, 2012
In the early 1990s, I found myself on the same softball field as Gary playing in a church softball league. There was a baseball strike and he was not working for the Marlins TV. He was at first base when I sprinted down the line and ripped my hamstring. He was the first to comfort me and help me off the field. What a class act.
February 17, 2012
So sorry for your loss. He was a great player and a special treat to watch him through the years. Marguerite, South Carolina
February 17, 2012
RIP My favorite Met, such a bright smile My heartfelt prayers to the family May he be smiling down on you all from heaven God Bless
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter and Johnny Bench was my favorite catchers. He will be missed in the sports world. God Bless
Jim
February 17, 2012
well done good and humble servant wellcome home grant enternal rest upon him and may the souls of our faithful departed rest in peace amenWe
February 17, 2012
To the Carter Family:

In 1978 I was a chubby, unpopular kid who loved both the Chicago Cubs and the Montreal Expos. I remember writing Gary Carter a fan letter and weeks later an autographed picture arrive with a personal message.

As a 47 year man, I still think it was an amazingly kind thing to do. Most celebrities today would not be bothered by such a trivial thing. What a class act! I'm so sorry for your loss!

Chuck Stevens
Mount Prospect, IL
February 17, 2012
THE CARTER FAMILY SORRY FOUR YOUR LOSS HE WAS A GREAT MAN I LOVED WATCH HIM PLAY.HE HAD SO MUCH JOY FOUR THE GAME &FOUR THE FANS HE WOULD ALWAYS SIGN BALLS ALL THE TIME HE WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS.LONG LIFE METS FAN GOD BLESS.BILL EARL
February 17, 2012
"The Montreal Kid" will stay in our hearts forever ! I was a teenager in the early 80's and one of his biggest fans (Expos) ! He was always smiling, beeing nice enough to take pictures at the end of the games, always answering fun mails and someone definitely with God in his heart ! And today, he's in heaven. May God bless Sandy and the girls !
Marleny Flores (Montreal, Canada)
February 17, 2012
Gary was an honest caring and exuberant Man,a ballplayer who never forgot his fans or friends. It was an honor to know him,he met me working at WPB stadium in front office doing spring and minor leaugue program in Feb. 1986,when he was w /Mickey Mantle making a video at the old WPB stadium. He posed for pictures w/Mickey and I and never forgot my name.In 89, I remember someone yelling"hey Jim,How ya doin?",It was inside the Pavilion at S.F Fair and he was a good 50 feet away,surrounded by fans.with his infectios grin and warmth of an old friend, he made you feel,like you were the most important person in the room. He was truly a charitable and kind man and one of the Greatest role models for Baseball players and athletes of all sports.He is now in Heavens Baseball Hall of Fame.He will surely be Mtssed by all.
February 17, 2012
We recruited Gary to play football at UCLA. He became part of our family and has encouraged my son Rich through the years with letters, calls and photos. What a great guy. You'll be missed.
February 17, 2012
Although I am not familiar with Mr. Carter, my heart can only go out to his family and friends. My husband died almost eight years ago from a malignant primary brain tumor. Be strong - God will not put more on anyone than they can handle. My prayers are with you.
February 17, 2012
I was very fortunate to meet Gary at the start of his career , he was my first interview in Daytona Beach, for our small weekly newspaper. He never forgot any of his fans, years later he was my coach at a Expos fantasy camp, he made spending a week with him, one of the most memorable of my life. He was and always will be my favorite player as well as one of the nicest people on the face of the Earth. I am sure he has already made a head first slide into the clouds. God Bless you Gary, you will be missed by all.
February 17, 2012
Sympathy & kindest regards to Gary Carter's family & very many friends wherever they may be. God bless one & all. Take care
February 17, 2012
My warm heart and deep love to the family and close friends of such a hard-working, positive, encouraging and kind-hearted man. Gary's pleasant and happy spirit will always be fondly thought of and dearly missed by us until the very day that God resurrects him to perfect human health where he will live on a paradise earth forever
February 17, 2012
To the Carter Family,

I am so sorry for your loss...Gary was a great catcher and will be missed by baseball fans everywhere....Just know that he is now at peace and no more pain

RIP Gary
February 17, 2012
As a fan, I remember always being afraid when you came to bat against us (Braves). Such a threat at the plate. And a good man. RIP
February 17, 2012
To the Carter Fammily, I am so sad to hear of Gary's passing, but happy he is out of pain and with Jesus in Heaven. May God Bless all of you.
February 17, 2012
Dear Carter family, my heart and prayers to out to you. Montreal has lost a very dear friend and hero. Gary brings back so many found memories which will last foreover as he will in our hearts. My thoght and prayers go out to the entire family in this very sad time but hope you will be lifted up by his memories and love of life. WE will NEVER forget. Take care, Ray P. family (Laval Quebec. Canada)
February 17, 2012
Thank you for being an inspiration and a force for God both on and off the field! I chose for Santa to buy catching equipment and both of my sons follow in your footsteps.. RIP.. till we see you again..
February 17, 2012
So sorry to hear about Gary , I am luck i got to know him many years ago when he had is haircut at Jonathan T by Sara and once with me (Caren Quasha ) . I will always remember is beautiful smile and his kindness and great personality . Much love to the family .
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter made watching baseball fun. May his family find comfort in knowing that he had brought a lot of joy to the fans watching him through the years. He always seemed like he was having FUN. Todays players could learn from him that it is not all about the money.
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter # 8 (The Kid) is one of my childhood idols I watched while growing up. From the Expos to the Mets, it didn't matter. I loved to watch you play the game of baseball and in 1986 you were crowned world champions. If there were a Walter Payton award in baseball you would have won that as well. You touched so many lives with your kind, caring heart, and all your charity programs. Your family is so proud of you, your baseball fans, your teammates, and your friends. Heaven's team is not complete without another All Star /Hall of Fame Catcher coming home to fill the Lord's team. Mr. Carter, your legacy and the lives you have touched will live for eternity. The only thing I regret was not ever getting to meet you in person as someday I hoped to. You are a great and awesome baseball player and will dearly be missed by all. So long my idol, R.I.P.
February 17, 2012
I remember Gary from the West Fullerton Little League, and his playing years at Sunny Hills High School. He will be missed for his generous spirit that went way beyond his baseball career.
February 17, 2012
As a lifelong Red Sox and Mets fan, I tip my hat to Gary Carter with great sadness. Who can forget the image of Kid crossing home after Buckner's miss, and having to play third after the wave of ejections. Thank you, Gary, especially for 1986. Will never forget you.
February 17, 2012
I woke up so saddened by the news that Gary "The Kid" Carter passed away! Today the memories of growing up in Montreal and being a loyal Montreal Expo fan remind me how baseball was never quite the same for me after The Expos left Montreal and I'm sure all Montreal Expo fans felt the loss of our team back in the good old days. Later moving to Ottawa, I enjoyed a new spurt of baseball excitement ...when Ottawa owned the The Ottawa Lynx team which unfortunately was short-lived. It was both relaxing and exciting to spend a warm evening or Sunday afternoon with family and friends sitting in the stands and cheering on our team!!! Those were the good old days!!! Today fans all over the world are mourning the loss of Gary "The Kid" Carter. Gary you will always be remembered for the thrills and the chills you gave me throughout your successful career. You were an icon and an inspiration to us not only in baseball but in how you lived your life with your generosity and dedication to helping others!!! I know fans all over the world are remembering and missing YOU today. You will be forever missed and remembered forever in our hearts as Canada's 1st baseball HERO!
Diane Taylor, Ottawa, Ontario
February 17, 2012
I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Gary Carter not just on the baseball field but as a person as well. I will always remember the days you would spend talking to my sister and I after a softball game about what we did good and what needed to be improved to better our play. You were a true inspiration and One hell of a ball player. I know when you walked through those pearly gates you did get that standing ovation. God gained an amazing angel and Just added One of the best to his line up. R.I.P Gary "the kid" Carter. You will always be in my heart and truly missed by some many. My thoughts and prayers go out to kimmy and the rest of the Carter family during this difficult time.
February 17, 2012
I am so glad to hear that he passed in Christ. His daughter is correct and she will see him again. We that are left behind for now have a hard path to follow when we lose that precious loved one. But in Jesus, we can conquer that grief. Remember the good times, the joy, the funny goofs, and the wise words and he will be with you always. God Bless.
February 17, 2012
We will miss you. RIP
February 17, 2012
Dear Sandy and family,my deepest condolances on Garys departure from here to Heaven. He will be missed. He suffers no more and we will see him again in a healthy body. He lived his Faith! Saw him play many times with The Expos in Montreal. He has lived a Godly life and will recieve his crown!
Our prayers and thoughts go with you,
David Maye and family,
Pointe Claire, Quebec
February 17, 2012
My Condolence and simphaty,Carter Family a very good Dad and Grandpop a very excelent team made yes Keith Hernadez First Base,Expos and Mets never was absent.Sincerely,Nestor Rivera and Luis Antonio Rivera Bridgeport and Ansonia Connecticut
February 17, 2012
I feel honnored to have been a baseball fan during your career, a role model for all ages. Thank you Carter family for sharing Gary with us all.
February 17, 2012
The "Kid" is gone. I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Carter on many occasions. First time, at a NYC airport in 1988. I was 28 yrs old, a huge NY Mets fan, and literally bumped into him at an airport gift shop. He was nice, and agreed to sign an autograph. Second and subsequent times, he was a frequent guest at a restaurant, where I worked. He asked my name, and would call me by name, when he would come back to the restaurant. I idolized him as an athlete, got to know him a little as a man. Palm Beach County has lost a good friend.
February 17, 2012
26 years after Gary's first season with the Mets, and I still have his poster framed on the wall. (And I'm a Red Sox fan!)

Beyond sad that we lost Gary at such a young age. But he gave us so much joy doing something that also gave him such happiness. Great players come along every day. Great people do not.

Prayers are with his family. RIP, Kid.
February 17, 2012
Gary gave us some of our best memories of baseball. You were a true hero to our kids. I have a picture of you with my 3 year old little girl that she treasured then and now. You were her favorite player. RIP Gary. The game of baseball was lucky to have you!
February 17, 2012
Dear Christy, I am so sad about your dad. I know he had a loving heart just as big as the heart you had for teaching and children. My prayers are with you and your family. My son still has the baseball your dad signed for him when I had you in classes at Samford! David Little
February 17, 2012
Gary,
You were my favorite baseball player growing up. You made me want to be a catcher. The ONLY fan letter I ever wrote was to you. And you had the lovingkindness to send me a personalized autographed photo of you, which I still have to this day, 25 years later. You inspired me to be a better person, and although many celebrity deaths don't really affect me, you sir, were one of the greats, and I will truly miss you.

God Bless,

Steven Rabinowitz
Alexandria, VA
February 17, 2012
GARY, MAY THE LORD GIVE YOUR SOUL HAPPENESS AND COMFORT. GOD BLESS.
February 17, 2012
your deep love for your father is so apparent. I had a wonderful father also gone too soon. Their strength and love lasts through us and creates only positive energy in their wake. You were one of few lucky enough to have him as yours.
February 17, 2012
You were down to your last strike in the 1986 World Sreies and with skill you won that battle for all of us to see. You won this battle with using courage. Rest in peace Gary Carter. My sincere condolences to you family.
February 17, 2012
My thoughts and prayer are with the Carter family at this time.Thank You also for sharing Gary Carter with us he gave us many great memories. Rest In Peace Gary !!!!!!!!!
February 17, 2012
rip gary , you will be missed
February 17, 2012
To the family of Gary Carter, Thank you for sharing him with us fans! It was a great run with the Mets! God Bless, Ruth
February 17, 2012
So sorry for the loss for your family. Even though I am a life long Braves fan, I always liked Gary for the way he played the game. May the LORD grant you peace at this time and rest assured that you will see him again.
February 17, 2012
As a pree-teen sports fan I became an Expos fan due in large part to Gary Carter. I thought that if I could play sports with even half of his joy, desire and enthusiasm, I would enjoy playing. I did and I shared in his accomplishments throughout his career. Always enjoyed hearing interviews he did and his passion for life and the game. Gary, you will be missed! May you family be comforted by the joy you brought to them over the years. To your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you!
February 17, 2012
We can only imagine, that when Mr. Gary Carter walked through the Pearly Gates of Heaven wearing #8, there was a STANDING OVATION! Rest in Peace.
February 17, 2012
Number "8" what a wonderful Man.....
February 17, 2012
God must have needed at Catcher!!
May he rest in peace.
February 17, 2012
Wonderful man and wonderful ball player. He will be missed. We thank the Carter family for sharing him with the rest of us!!

TFitz, VT
February 17, 2012
The "Kid" played the game the way it is suppose to be played. He loved life and today he is catching bullpens in heaven.
February 17, 2012
To the Carter family,
I was very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was one of the best MLB catchers in the history of the game. Furthermore, he was a greater person. He will be missed. Tim Callahan Las Vegas
February 17, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
February 17, 2012
RIP Kid. Your spirited intensity and infectious dedication were an integral part of memories that will endure for my lifetime.
February 17, 2012
Gary will be missed by many! Great baseball player, but even a greater person. May his legacy live on. God bless him and his family!
February 17, 2012
R.I.P. Gary .
Many condolences to his family.
Thank You for 1986.
February 17, 2012
May you rest in peace. What a fantastic player, I can only imagine what he was like in real life, such a fantastic smile. I pray that your family find strength in each other and the world that you shared in during this time.
February 17, 2012
Gary you will be missed. You where one of the best in the game and off the field. my prayers go out to your family. Baseball has lost a great player and person today you will never be forgotten.
Jay Turck Bradenton Florida
February 17, 2012
to the gary carter family sorry to hear the passing of gary i would see him play on the wect and wsfx network he was a super nice guy when it come to catching he will be truly missed by his friends family
February 17, 2012
My last game I ever attended with my late father was game he won on bottom of 12th in 86' against Astros got hit off Kerfield .. A great memory ...
Betcha my pop will give him a high five up in heaven ..
Rest in Peace 'Kid'
February 17, 2012
May God provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends. Oh Lord, hear my prayer.
February 17, 2012
What a MAN!! God bless Gary Carter.
February 17, 2012
OMG!!!!!!!!! I AM SPEECHLESS AND UPSET TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF MY CHILDHOOD ICON GARY CARTER. AT THE EARLY AGE OF 7 I REMEMBER GOING TO A BOOK SIGNING FOR "A DREAM SEASON" WITH MY GRANDMOTHER, MY LATE GRANDFATHER AND MY LATE MOTHER I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE GARY I COULD HARDLY BREATHE WHAT A SWEET GENTLE PERSON. ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AFTER I BELONGED TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT PRESENTED GARY WITH AN AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP AS A MEMBER OF THE GIANTS AT SHEA (HENCE I HAD SURGERY AND WAS IN DOUBLE LEG CASTS BUT I COULD NOT MISS THIS. ONE MOTHERS DAY AS A MEMBER OF THE BROADCAST TEAM FOR THE MARLINS I HAD RECEIVED TICKETS AND ONCE AGAIN FULFILLED MEETING THIS WONDERFUL MAN. AS I GREW OLDER IN SPORTS TODAY I WEAR THE #8 IN GARY'S HONOR FOR HIS INSPIRATION HE HAS GIVEN ME THROUGH THE YEARS. I WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPOT IN MY HEART FOR GARY, GOD BLESS.
TO GARY'S WIFE SANDY AND HIS CHILDREN AND ENTIRE FAMILY MAY GOD COMFORT US ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND KNOW THE KID WILL WATCH US FOREVER. GARY I LOVE YOU AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THANK YOU
February 17, 2012
the baseball world lost a great player and person yesterday and i m sure you are in a better place now rip gary carter
February 17, 2012
To the Carter Family,
My condolences for your loss. Gary Carter was a role model in the best sense of those words. His infectious spirit, drive, dedication to achievement and hard work are qualities all young people should follow.
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter was my favorite baseball player. My husband stood in line for a very long time to get an autographed lifesize poster of him for me. That was when he was still playing for the Expos and I still have it. It was good tosee that he played the baseball for the live of the game and not just for the money. His boyish smile and his natural talent will be always remembered by his fans. R.I.P. Gary we will miss you.
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter was my favorite baseball player. My husband stood in line for a very long time to get an autographed lifesize poster of him for me. That was when he was still playing for the Expos and I still have it. It was good tosee that he played the baseball for the live of the game and not just for the money. His boyish smile and his natural talent will be always remembered by his fans. R.I.P. Gary we will miss you.
February 17, 2012
Rest in Peace
February 17, 2012
I was very sad to hear of the passing of the great Gary Carter. I am a passive baseball fan but when I watched him play, I became an instant fan.
My deepest sympathy to his family.

I have never since found a catcher that I enjoyed more
February 17, 2012
Rest in Peace Gary! This is just way to soon. Prayers to your family.
February 17, 2012
Sincere condolences to Gary's family. RIP #8 you will be deeply missed.
February 17, 2012
Very sad, one of my many favorite players
February 17, 2012
I am happy to say that I was able to see him play in person for 3 games in 1986...God Bless you Gary and thank you for the memories...
Monika Dudley
Central Square, NY
February 17, 2012
R.I.P Gary, you will be missed, watching you play made baseball fun! I'll never forget Game#6...
February 17, 2012
Heaven's team just drafted one great catcher.
RIP Gary. Condolences to your family
February 17, 2012
Rest in Peace. It was a Joy to watch you play baseball. You Glorified God on and off the field, whether you won or lost. You were a true professional.
February 17, 2012
Rest in peace, Gary. May God bless you for all the joy you brought to people, on the field as a Met in that great '86 season, and through your charitable work. Your smile will add another light to Heaven.
February 17, 2012
My heart goes out to the Carter Family. I remember working late on the night of Oct 27th 1986. It was my 35th birthday. I left work when there was just 1 out. I got home in time to see the Mets win the World Series. Gary's feet did not touch the ground when he jumped into Jesse's arms. His smile and all bought to the Mets will be missed. Now God has his catcher to be on His ball team. Rest in Peace Gary. Thank you for being who you were to all of us Met fans.
February 17, 2012
Great And well done, Gary.May you shine down from Heaven. The Mets need another Miracle, perhaps you can oversee that.We enjoyed watching you perform even your worst day was a Good day. God knows you were more than just a Alstar Baseball player. Now we hold onto the memories. may your family be blessed. Lets Go Mets. Ken Poh + + +
February 17, 2012
God bless you Gary and those left to grieve.
February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012
I am grateful for Gary's relationship to Christ. My prayers for his family are for peace and grace.
February 17, 2012
To the Carter Family- we were truly blessed to have had the chance to watch Gary perform, and deeply saddened by this big loss. my thoughts and prayers go out to you, for he has now earned his wings in heaven.... Forever a Met.
February 17, 2012
RIP "Kid" The Hall of Fame should be honored to have you there. You have touched the lives of so many and they are better for it. No greater tribute to you could be had than to have your loving family carry on in your tradition. You will be missed.
February 17, 2012
My prayers are with your family, Gary. Thank you for the example of sportsmanship, skill, and community service. You were one of my models for catching a great game. Thank you to the Carter family for sharing Gary with us for so many years. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.
February 17, 2012
When Gary played for the Phillies, I was amazed as his ability to play ball. It was a great pleasure watching him. My deepest sympathy to his family.
February 17, 2012
Dear Family,
My heart goes out to you in this time of great loss.
I know he will be greatly missed by all.
Gary was not only a father, a husband but a best friend to you all..
My cousin Woodrow Fryman was with the Expos at the sametime and always had wonderful things to tell...
I know now he is with his Mother and God in heaven.
He was just too young to go, but his job here on earth was complete.
May you find comfort in knowing he suffers no longer
February 17, 2012
The only time in my life that I can honestly say that I was truly,truly hooked on baseball was with the Amazing New York Mets and the Amazing Gary Carter. My daughter even gave me a poster of him(which I hung proudly in my house) because she knew what a big fan I was. You could just see how much he loved the game. What an awesome player & awesome man that left this world much too early.
HE is who I will mourn this week......

My deepest sympathy to his family & may it bring them comfort to know how much others thought of him.They should be proud.
From a former Connecticut resident.
February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012
RIP Gary, you were one of my favorite players. Prayers to your family and friends.
February 17, 2012
In 1975 I was blessed to first see Gary Carter play at Parc Jarry in Montreal. His enthusiasm, hustle and smile were infectious. Little did I know that shortly therafter that he would witness to me personally and that would be the beginning of 35 + year friendship. My life has had some interesting chapters but most of my story stems from the relationship of Gary Carter enriching my life as a wonderful friend and Christian role model. I would like to express my sympathies to Sandy, Christy, Kimmie, DJ, Gordon and the Lahm's. May you be comforted knowing that Gary is now at peace and arrived in time for God's spring training.
February 17, 2012
I want to say thank you to Kimmy for the Christlike courage to share yours and you fathers faith in Jesus Christ. Also I want you to know that God used it Just now tonight to confirm my own commitment to Christ. One day when you see him again he himself will thank you for sharing this most personal part of his life with us. Because he would want to tell everyone himself as I'm certain he did while he was here. What a wonderful daughter you are!
February 17, 2012
Gary Carter represented all that was good about baseball. He exhibited the youthful enthusiasm shared by myself and the thousands of other kids who grew up in baseball towns like Detroit and dreamed of being in the majors. His success was ours also. Rest in peace Gary.
February 16, 2012
Gary Carter... R.I.P. You were an inspiration to all!!
February 16, 2012
Rest in Peace Gary. I watched the whole world series when the Mets beat the Redsox back in 1986. My prayers are with the Carter family. Your dad was an awesome player and inspiration to all.
February 16, 2012
Another 'good guy' and wonderful talent gone too soon! To the Carter Family, THANK YOU for sharing Gary with MLB and its fans! I was honored to get to meet him here in Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium and was always my Favorite Met/Expo! May God welcome you home and may HIS angels comfort you all during these difficult times! You will be Missed, Gary!!! Enjoy playing ball with all the GREATS who have gone before you!! With a heavy heart and love, Heidi
February 16, 2012
I'm a Yankee fan, but was still happy for the Mets when they beat the Sox in 1986. Gary was a pro and a credit to every team he played with. I was pulling for him in his latest battle. My deepest sympathies go to his family, friends an teammates. God rest you Gary.
February 16, 2012
God bless you Gary! May the lord comfort your family.
February 16, 2012
Gary, because of your great character on and off the field, you set the perfect example of what an athlete should be. I know your up in heaven with all the other baseball greats. RIP
February 16, 2012
as a Canadian he touched lives not only in Montreal but across the country. he travelled our country during his years with the Expos and was the most popular athlete in Montreal during the 1980"s. He played the game he loved but always spoke of his pride of his family and children when they were little. His leaving of Montreal and only to return to finish his career was fitting and a great ending of a career. He did not lose this battle as this is a battle that is not measured in losing it is a battle that measures your courage and faith and knowing you have the love and support of his family which he did..We are grateful in Canada to have seen him play and I am grateful to have met him once in Chicago in 1992 near the end of his career and got his autograph and had a few minutes with him. God bless to his family and God bless to you Gary as now the pain is gone and the battle is over and you can rejoice in the love of God.
February 16, 2012
I WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF ONE OF
THE GREATEST CATCHERS IN BASEBALL..GARY CARTER PASSED AWAY MUCH TO YOUNG AND WILL BE MISSED BY HIS
MILLIONS OF FAN. GOD BLESS YOU GARY, A JOB WELL DONE.
REST IN PEACE.
February 16, 2012
RIP GARY GOD BLESS
February 16, 2012
gary i remember that hit like it was yesterday, thanks for the memories, my prayers and condolences to your entire family.

REST IN PEACE, NY METS FOREVER
February 16, 2012
Mets forever! RIP GC!
February 16, 2012
watching a Dodger game i saw him make the most difficult play that I have ever seen a catcher make. Man on first,batter bunts to move the runner to second. Gary grabs it on the bounce and throws the runner out at second. double play.
February 16, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family of Gary Carter. I had the opportunity to spend a little time with Mr. Carter, once, when he addressed a group of graduating seniors at Palm Beach Gardens High School. He was very easy to talk to, gracious, and gave a very motivational talk to our students. I will not soon forget his thoughtfulness, and will always appreciate the time and effort he took in signing and notating several photographs for the school. He certainly was, and is, "A Hall of Famer." Rest In Peace, Mr. Carter.
February 16, 2012
It was an honor to watch the "Kid" play baseball. However, he was much more than a hall of fame baseball player. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Carter family. These are difficult days right now and I want you to know that all of his fans around the world are mourning his loss with you. God Bless
February 16, 2012
May Your Soul Rest In Peace ! & May God Watch Over Your Family !
February 16, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Carter family. I had the opportunity of spending a short time with Mr. Carter, when he addressed a group of graduating senior high school students at Palm Beach Gardens High School, a few years ago. He was very easy to talk to, and had a highly motivating message for our students. I will not soon forget his kindness. He also signed a number of photographs for the school adding special notations, on each. Like many have said, Mr. Carter was not only a "Hall of Famer" in baseball, but also in life. May he rest in peace.
February 16, 2012
Rest in Peace Gary!
Prayers going out to the famiy.
God Bless!
February 16, 2012
WE WILL Pray for your family and friends who will always remember you.
February 16, 2012
If you love the game of baseball, you love someone who played it like Gary Carter. I'm 54 years old, and have watched the game since I was about six. I remember him well. Like it was yesterday. I think at my age, remembering one player, will allow me to say he is an icon of the game! My condolences to his family and loved ones.
February 16, 2012
To the family of Gary Carter I'm an Orioles fan and a fan of Major League Baseball, may the fond memories and the legacy that Gary leaves behind become a part of us, and may he rest in peace.
February 16, 2012
i went to HS and College in NYC Metro in the 70's & 80's, where I watched the Mets. but , I recently met "The Kid" where we were both PT Patients at the same Facility. so down to Earth, so "unfamous" by nature. Rest In Peace "Kid"--- No more Pain and Suffering. Be Peaceful in that Big Florida in the Sky.
February 16, 2012
As a longtime Mets Fan Thanks for 1986 Gary Carter :) Rip!! God has not only a good man now but one hellva Catcher!!
February 16, 2012
Rest in peace Gary, knowing you are in God's presence, my thoughts and prayers are with Sandy, Kimmy, Christy and D.J. and ask that God comfort them at this sad time.

Can't help but think my Dad was waiting for Gary in heaven and welcomed him with a smile and a big hug. Gary, through business became a wonderful friend of my Dad and the rest of our family when in Montreal and in New York too. He was the epitome of a gentleman and wonderful human being that offered himself to so many and expected nothing in return, including a delighted young disabled lad and his dad many years ago in New York after a game. May all Gary's good deeds, smiles and hugs leave us knowing and comforted that he is in a better place and amongst friends.

Sandy and family, may your sorrow turn to happiness over time remembering all the good times and blessing.

God Bless you all.
February 16, 2012
I had such a thrill in sitting at the same table with Gary at the '78 All Star game banquet at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. He had the touch of the common man and was such a gentlemen-a true professional. He is still alive and living in a new dimension. His legacy will live on forever. God rest his soul.
February 16, 2012
Gary was a great baseball player,I always enjoyed watching him play.He put 100 percent into it.I pray that his family is doing well and Just think he is in a wonderful place.May God Each of YOu.Lethia Thompson Dothan,Al.
February 16, 2012
You were a very special person, may you rest in peace,My Favorite Met of all times you will be missed, Prayers go out to all Of Gary's Family?
February 16, 2012
What a great loss to the game of baseball today. He was the epitome of a tough outside, warm inside ballplayer, who gave every drop to every game he played. He will sorely be missed, not only for his accomplishments but also for his mentoring of the present and future players at his school. A line from the movie Babe goes, "A strong and steady heart, will always see you. A little courage goes a long, long way,
Gets you little bit further down the road each day,
And before you know it you'll hear someone say:
That'll do, that'll do,
That'll do, (KID), that'll do."
February 16, 2012
Gary, as a friend said, you left in time to begin spring training in Heaven and will play on God's team. How appropriate. In all my years, you were and shall continue to be a constant inspiration to me and so many others. You will be missed and you are so loved. Rest in peace, Gary. "Catch you later."
February 16, 2012
i am so sad- i meet gary a few times many years ago in spring training when he was with the expos- what a kind and wonderful man -i am very sad to hear this- my thoughts are prayers are with his family. elissa rane
February 16, 2012
Gary for all of us in Montreal you will always and forever be Monsieur Expos. Even if they traded you in our hearts you never left Montreal and I am sure every where you went you always had a bit of Montreal in you. Je garderai toujours la balle autograhie que vous m avez signe et le souvenir d un grand Monsieur si gentil et probablement le meilleur receveur de l histoire du Baseball.
Merci Gary
February 16, 2012
Mr. Gary Carter: Professionalism. Hard work. Role Model. Diginified. Loving and beloved family man. Rest in peace, "Kid", and we'll keep you in our memories.
February 16, 2012
I am deeply saddened of the loss of someone very special, He was truly my all time favorite player and will be truly missed My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. God Bless you Gary RIP. Sharon (Yonkers, NY)
February 16, 2012
REST IN PEACE GARY CARTER!ONE OF THE GREATEST METS AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN!!!
February 16, 2012
R.I.P my friend
February 16, 2012
What matters now is not the baseball success which was great but his personal faith in Christ; only that mattered when he breathed his last. His inspiring life off the field is what touches us most.
February 16, 2012
I grow up watching the great Gary Carter! You will be miss! Thank you for always being professional.
February 16, 2012
i wish I would have known him. He sounds like the perfect ball player.
February 16, 2012
I was 15-16 yrs old in '86. What a year! Life was carefree then and you and the Mets were a big part of my life. Thanks for keeping the dream alive in game 6 and for all the memories. To Gary's family, thanks for sharing The Kid with us for a while. May your memories sustain you until you're together again.
February 16, 2012
02 16 2012

I will think of you as the Montreal Expos catcher over the years Gary Carter and you are never forgotten.

My dad always who died in March 2002 like the Montreal Expos.


Tracey C. Smith
February 16, 2012
A great human being, a true ambassador of sportmanship in all levels of baseball, and one heckuva ball player. We'll miss you "KID"!! Thanks for the memories. God Bless and deepest sympathies to family and loved ones. Rest in peace, Gary.
February 16, 2012
You were a great ball player, but more importantly a great husband & father.
Rest in Peace " KID", you will be missed by all. God bless #8

A life long Mets & Gary Carter fan from NJ
February 16, 2012
I'm very sorry to hear of "The Kids" death. His grit and play is a source for today's athletes to follow. My deepest sympathies to the Carter family. I have been a fan of Gary's since his day's with the Mets.
February 16, 2012
REST IN PEACE Mr,Gary "KID"
All my prayeres an throught are with the Family,Friend,Baseball Fans and the World. We have lost a Father figure a Friend that always said yes and The Coach.And our very own HALL OF FAMER...God Bless You.....
February 16, 2012
I enjoyed watching Gary Carter play baseball because you could see his enthusiasm shine. My prayers are with his family at this time.
February 16, 2012
Go rest high on that mountain cause son your work on earth is done, go to heaven a shoutin love for the Father and the Son. Joy comes in the morning. As a long time Braves fan i had rather see anyone other than Gary come to the plate with the game on the line. May God bless and keep his family until that that day you will reunite.
February 16, 2012
Go rest high on that mountain cause son your work on earth is done, go to heaven a shoutin love for the Father and the Son. Joy comes in the morning. As a long time Braves fan i had rather see anyone other than Gary come to the plate with the game on the line. May God bless and keep his family until that that day you will reunite.
February 16, 2012
Thanks for the memories, Gary. You were a great player and a wonderful person. You certainly deserved your place in the hall.
February 16, 2012
Love You Gary!!! Cancer took my brother last year and now you.! I met you and your wife Sandy in Milwaukee when you were a rookie wuth the Expos and you missed the bus and here I was as a Senior in High School driving my new friend and hero to County Stadium. Gonna miss you and our games of backgammon at Dave & Busters! You were one of a kind!! My prayers go out to your family!
February 16, 2012
To all the family,friends,Baseball fans and the world.It was an honor and pleasure to have known Mr Gary." Kid " you were a friend and father figure to alot my heart is with all the family at this time of sorrow.May the Lord bring heal to the heart of all.God bless you all.REST IN PEACE.HALL OF FAMER AND OUR OWN COACH AND PALM BEACHER.
February 16, 2012
What a pleasure playing golf with you in the Good Samaritan Pro Am in Palm Beach.
I never forgot that day, and it was a pleasure to be with you. God bless your family, you will be missed by everyone who knew you.
Thank you for all the thrills you gave to friends & fans. Rest in peace Gary.
February 16, 2012
Rest in peace. You were my childhood hero.
February 16, 2012
Bye Gary Carter we always Love you spirt of life thru cancer that finally took u away from Us..But fear Not You are at the Hands of God free of Pain! Bless u family for they be blessed by Him...
February 16, 2012
Rest In Peace. God has another great player on his team! My prayers are with his family. He will be missed. He was a class act.
February 16, 2012
Saddened to hear about Gary Carter. He will be missed.
February 16, 2012
As a lifelong Red Sox fan, I must say, Gary Carter was one hell of a ball player! His presence will be missed, by all who knew him and all who knew baseball.
February 16, 2012
Brain cancer takes another one...prayers to your family!
February 16, 2012
My husband George played little league with Gary in Fullerton, and I worked with beautiful Sandy at CoCos.
We are so sad to hear of Gary's passing.
Another great human being has left earth and is now in heaven with the Lord. We lost our son Joey in 2002 and just lost our father last month. We know raw grief well. Please know that you are know alone. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
George and Joanne Emigh
February 16, 2012
God's line-up just got better.
February 16, 2012
The Best, Watched you play every chance I got. My Prayers. May God Bless you and Rest in Peace. Mets Fan Forever....You started it off in 1986 with that very important single...The rest was history
February 16, 2012
Thanks for the memories on the field you were great.
February 16, 2012
Rest in Peace, Thank's for the memories !
February 16, 2012
The community of Palm Beach County, especially our autism community, will never forget all you have done for us. We will do our best to take care of your beautiful family, especially C.J. Our love, thoughts and prayers to the Carter Family.
February 16, 2012
You were the best. RIP Gary. God be with your loved ones.
February 16, 2012
What an honor and pleasure knowing you Kid! Rest in peace! May the Lord bring comfort and heal the hearts of your family. God Blessed you in so many ways and I for sure am so proud to have known and see some of those blessing. God Bless You.....
February 16, 2012
Rest in peace
February 16, 2012
A great athlete and an even greater human being. May God bless the Carter family and all of Gary's fellow players and friends during this most difficult time. Rest in peace, Gary.
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