George Carter

George Edward Carter passed away at his home on January 13th, 2013 with his wife and two daughters by his side.
George was born March 23rd, 1942 in Berkeley, CA to Flora May Beach Carter and Crawford Francis Carter. He attended Pleasant Hill High School (1955-1959) and then CSU Chico (1959-1964) where he studied Engineering. A lifetime member of ASME, George began his engineering career at Mare Island Naval Shipyard while still in college. He continued working there until the yard closed in 1996. His most recent position was as a Utilities Engineer at the California PUC where he worked for 13 years until retirement in early September 2012. Additionally, George was an award winning business owner in Crockett, where he and his partners owned and operated J&L Market. He was a true car enthusiast; he loved attending NHRA races locally and far afield and leaves behind an eclectic car collection. George was a 4th generation native Californian who lived all but his first two years in Contra Costa County.
George's family mourns the loss of their husband, brother, and father. His family will miss his stoic, sometimes gruff exterior which was tempered by his gentle personality, his intelligence and broad knowledge base, his love of all things outdoors, and his unending patience which made him an excellent fisherman and hunter.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan, two daughters, Elizabeth Carter and Megan Carter Borsari, son-in-law William Borsari, and his sister Judy Semas. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marcia Kennerley.
A celebration of life will be organized in several months, in accordance with George's wishes. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Nature Conservancy or the American Red Cross.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2013