CARPENTER URI ALONZO, Jr., Ph.D.|
With great sadness, the family of Dr. Uri "Carp" Alonzo Carpenter, Jr., age 79, of Allison Park, son of Uri Alonzo Carpenter, M.D. and Edna Carpenter, RN (Lobaugh), passed away at home with his family on January 25, 2014. Survived by his beloved wife of over 52 years, Jean Ridgeway Carpenter; his daughters, whom he adored, Cynthia Anne Carpenter Slattery (Mark) and Carolyn Louise Carpenter Porritt (Gordon); and his four grandsons, the sons he never had, Jackson Ridgeway Slattery (18), Brady Carpenter Slattery (15), Gordon Andrew Porritt III (10), and Ridgeway Alonzo Porritt (7). Also survived by his loving sisters, June Santa (John) of Durham, NC; niece, Edna June; and nephew, John Santa; Virginia "Ginger" Lopez (Pedro) of West Mifflin, PA; niece, Virginia "Gini" Thompson (deceased) (Bill) and son, Patrick (Lisa); nephews, Pedro Lopez, Jr. (Gayle), their children, Pedro and Pilar; Robert Lopez (Barb) and son, Emanuel. He was preceded in death by his loving sister, Anne Marie Stanley (Edward). Also survived by his loyal and loving dog of ten years, Buddy. Born January 18, 1935, he attended Taylor Allderdice High School, graduated from the University of Michigan, where he was a proud member of the Marching Band and became a lifelong fan of the Maize and Blue. He earned advanced degrees at the University of Pittsburgh from the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Pharmacy. He also proudly served in the United States Army. He spent the majority of his career with Bio-Decision Laboratories, where he rose to the level of VP of Clinical Research. In retirement, he treasured singing as a member of the North Hills Harmony Line Barbershop Chorus and volunteering with the H.J. Heinz Medical Center in the Music Therapy Program. As a Barbershopper, he was able to sing at Disneyworld with the Harmony Barbershop Quartet and was honored as Veteran of the day participating in the Flag Retreat Parade, and carried the flag with his grandsons down Main Street. An avid Steeler fan, spanning six decades from Forbes Field to Heinz Field, he celebrated each Super Bowl victory and taught his daughters all he knew and loved about the game of football, and the game of life. A Memorial Service and celebration of life will be held at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, where he was a member for over 50 years, 300 Glenn Avenue, Glenshaw, PA 15116, Friday, January 31, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., followed by food and fellowship in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Hills Harmony Line Chorus or a
. Arrangements by BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2014