John Michael Carter, 46 of Erie formerly of Altoona died unexpectedly Sunday June 16, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie of a massive stroke. He was born in Altoona a son of the late Roy F. Carter and Shirley (Graffius) Carter Morris. Surviving are his fiancée MeLisa Markham and her children, Elizabeth and triplets Richard, Robert and Brian; his mother Shirley Morris; step-father Tom Morris; siblings Ken (Theresa) of Altoona; Dennis (Rebecca) of Fairfield; Tina Miller (Steve) of Rwanda; and Brian (Jeannie Frame) of Altoona. John is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; "dozens of cousins"; Best friends Michelle Mullens and her children Brittany and Jacobb Waddle of Columbus, Ohio and Tim Barlow of Phoenix, Ariz. as well as a community of friends in Erie and Altoona. John was a graduate of Altoona Area High School and was recently attending Erie Business Center where he was on the Dean's List for the past two semesters. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran with ten years service as an electronics technician. John was a direct descendant of U.S. Civil War veterans and had family members fight in WWI and also WWII
. Please do not dwell upon my death but celebrate my life. Celebration of my life to be held at 3208 Glenwood Park Ave. on July 18th 2013 at 4:00 p.m.