Robert Vance Carter Sr., "Chip", age 66, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at UPMC-Hamot Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Tarentum, Pa. on October 14, 1947, a son of Margaret Steber Carter and the late Vance Carter.
Robert proudly served his country during the Vietnam War
in the United States Army
, where he was a member of the Army Security Agency (MACV). He retired from the State of Pennsylvania as an Unemployment Insurance Referee (Administrative Judge). He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and also held memberships in many local clubs including, Siebenbuerger Club, American Legion Carl Neff POST 0571, Moose Lodge East, Lawrence Park Coin Club, Erie Stamp Club, Vietnam Veteran
of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart
and the DANK German Club.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lottie Turowski Carter, one son, Robert Carter Jr. and his wife Sue of Holly Springs, N.C.; one daughter, Patricia Mazzarese and her husband Frank of Erie; five grandchildren, Andrew and Allison Carter and Jillian, Jennifer and Frankie Mazzarese Jr. and two sisters, Linda Tatara and her husband Martin and Tammy Wolfram.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Erie, PA 16504 on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to a prayer service there on Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will full military honors will follow in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 25, 2013