Robert J. Carter (1932 - 2014)

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A kind, generous, gentle, creative dreamer, Robert J. Carter was born February 26, 1932, and grew up on the family farm in Presto.Known as "Carter," he actively pursued a joyful, adventurous life, until his death March 28, 2014.He starred as Stanley Kowalski during his acting stint in Summerstock Theater. A Korean War veteran, Sgt. Carter attended Duquesne, where his alter ego, "Matt Burns," drew satirical cartoons for the college paper.He hitched across the United States. He hopped a freighter across the Atlantic to bike around Europe and climb the Matterhorn.He worked as creative director at Ketchum, then freelanced until retiring at 75.He enjoyed gardening, reading, travelling and collecting antiques. Carter resided in West Middletown, where he began the Apple Pie Festival and worked to have the village listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.He will be deeply missed by his devoted partner of 18 years, Dan Pollastrini, Dan's family, and all his beloved friends.Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 State Street, Baden, PA 15005.Condolences can be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com.

Published in Observer-Reporter on Mar. 30, 2014
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