Family-Placed Death Notice

CARRIERE, Jr., Edward Edward Etienne Carriere, Jr. 12/7/1941 - 6/2/2013 Edward Etienne Carriere, Jr, 71, of Decatur, GA passed away at his home on June 2nd of complications from throat cancer. Born December 7, 1941, in Brooklyn, NY, to Edward Etienne and Ursula Meyers Carriere of New Orleans, "Eddie" grew up in Dallas, TX, graduated Jesuit High in 1960 and Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law in 1967. He served in the US Army, 1st Lt., Military Police Corps, 1967-1969. In 1998 Governor Zell Miller appointed Ed as Judge of the State Court of DeKalb County where he served until his 2010 retirement. Ed began his legal career with HUD, then worked as an Assistant DA in DeKalb Co before settling into the private practice of law in Decatur, GA. While in private practice, he served as an Associate Judge in DeKalb County Recorders Court for 9 years and as a Municipal Judge for the City of Decatur for 24 years. Ed was a member of the State Bar of Louisiana and an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. He served on the Board of Governors for 20 years and on the Council of State Court Judges, serving as President of the Council in 2003 and 2004. An avid storyteller, teacher, reader, and sailor, Ed enjoyed spending time on the water, entertaining a crowd, engaging in lively philosophical discussions, and delivering corny puns. He savored a good book, an engaging conversation, and time spent watching his grandchildren grow and mature. Among his many passions were his volunteer work with the State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial competition, where he served as an Evaluator and Judge at regional, state and national competitions, and teaching seminars with the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education. Ed is preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Andree Carriere D'Amico. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane Rohrabaugh Carriere; daughter, Elizabeth Carriere; son, Edward III (Beau) and daughter-in-law, Kelly Steele Carriere. He is also survived by grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kendall, Chelsea, and Caroline Alford, and Edward IV (Ien) and Jeb Carriere; by brother-in-law Tony D'Amico; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Mary Carriere; mother-in-law and father-in-law Beverly and Paul Rohrabaugh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bo and Tammi Rohrabaugh and Susan and Clay Reese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at AS Turner and Sons in Decatur on Thursday evening June 6th, 6-8pm. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of the Decatur First United Methodist Church Friday 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the or the State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition at gabar.org.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 4, 2013