Gary Edmund Carter

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GARY EDMUND CARTER "The Kid" Gary Edmund Carter "The Kid" 57, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2012. Born April 8, 1954 in Culver City, CA, he was the son of James H. and Inge. Gary will forever be remembered by the love of his life, his wife Sandy, with whom he enjoyed 37 years of marriage, three children, Christina (Matt) Kearce of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Kimberly (Kyle) Bloemers of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Douglas of Los Angeles, CA, his brother, Gordon (Linda) of Santa Ana, CA, three grandchildren, Carter and Brady Kearce and Alyse Bloemers (who has a sibling on the way in August!), along with countless other family, friends and fans who were blessed to know him. Gary was pre-deceased by his parents. Nicknamed "The Kid" for his infectious smile and enthusiasm, Gary spent the last two plus seasons coaching baseball for NCAA Division II Palm Beach Atlantic University following a Hall of Fame playing career in Major League Baseball. Inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 following a brilliant 19-year career, Gary is known as one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game. Spending the majority of his career playing for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets, Gary helped lead the Mets to a World Series Championship in 1986 as he started a two-out rally in Game Six to help propel the Mets to an improbable victory in seven games. Gary leaves behind an incredible legacy in many circles for his athletic abilities, charitable endeavors, and unyielding faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The number of lives Gary touched is countless. The founder of the Gary Carter Foundation, he was instrumental in raising funds and awareness for such causes as leukemia, juvenile diabetes, the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, and providing educational resources to benefit local schools. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful people at Hospice of Palm Beach County and Visiting Angels for helping Gary rest comfortably the past several weeks. Additionally, the family would like to thank Dr. James Harris for his personal attention and care for Gary throughout this journey. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 PM at Christ Fellowship Church, 5343 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to The Gary Carter Foundation, 580 Village Blvd., Suite 315, West Palm Beach, FL, 33409. Your donations will go to support the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach Atlantic University Baseball. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
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Published by The Palm Beach Post from Feb. 19 to Feb. 27, 2012.
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From Myself A Long Time Fan Of His. Watching Him Play For The Mets, Expos, And During The Rest Of His Career. He Was A True Professional, A Very Unselfish Player On And Off Of The Field. All Fans Of Gary Carter. Miss Him Very Much. R.I.P.
Bill Walker
Friend
June 4, 2020
Gary was a true inspiration growing up, was the anchor of a great time for Mets Baseball, as a 57 year old man, cant believe he passed at this young age, a life well lived, gone too soon RIP
Jeff alon
Friend
February 16, 2020
Love watching him play baseball... He will always be remembered
Dede Cruz
Friend
February 16, 2020
Wilfredo Rivera. All my respect to one of my favorite players of all time. i work on his house in the storm shutters.
February 15, 2019
Recently enjoyed 'Kid, A Gary Carter Story' on SNY. Though he is never forgotten, the film reinforced what a great player and wonderful person he was. I am still very sad that he was taken so soon, but try to remember that everything is by God's plan. Love and appreciation to the Carter family for sharing your story.
April 1, 2018
U will always be missed n remembered love u number 1 fan 4 evamiss u Gary Carter
Bernadette Fidler
March 15, 2018
Valenda Newell
September 25, 2016
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
February 16, 2015
Dear mr. Carter you were the best Expos player ever you will be missed
Tyler williams
November 6, 2014
Gary ,

Living in Montreal I had the pleasure of watching you play Baseball at the " BIG O " ... even met you once and we chatted for about 5 minutes. In my eyes you and Johnny Bench are the 2 best catchers of all time -

May God rest your soul ~ R.I.P.

Rick
Ricky Bedard
June 6, 2014
To Gary Carter,
I thought you were a great baseball player for the New York Mets. My prayers go out to your family and teammates, God Bless you Mr. Carter. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
December 4, 2012
Kid, gone but never forgotten...just knowing i will not run into you as we did from time to time. hurts great ballplayer ...better person . R. I P. gary.... Tony D
December 3, 2012
You will Live forever,as a friend of mine since We met at the Old WPB Expos stadium and were doing video w/ Mickey Mantle and Tom Seaver. My relatives in Brooklyn still remember your spirit,I pray I can live the rest of my life with at least half the Grace,guts and Cheeer you showed in your 57 yrs. I am 57,and you are one of the most Memorable persons,one who made friends immediately,that I ever knew. Your spirit is still with us All- RIP Jim Franklin
December 2, 2012
To Gary Carter.
You were a great baseball player for the New York Mets. My prayers go out to your family and collegues. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
November 30, 2012
Rest In Peace, Kid
Thanks for '86
October 9, 2012
Deepest condolences to the family, Find comfort in Gods promise when no one will say I am sick.
October 3, 2012
Michael O'Toole
August 4, 2012
May Gods Peace and Love sustain you during this difficult time. Ps 55:22
July 31, 2012
After posting my statement to the guestbook, I read all the postings from fans, friends, associates, etc. and saw that my experience with Gary was the same throughout Canada and the United States. Whether it was a brief meeting or an ongoing relationship or in my case a couple of hours at a corporate dinner function. Gary was genuine to all that he came upon. After my post, I went and found my pic with Gary and scanned it to post in the guest book. I feel very fortunate to have had a fraction of of Gary and be in the company of that infectious spirit.
Jerry Robinson
July 14, 2012
To the Carter Family,

I first met Gary at the 2005 ADT/NBC Golf Skills Championship Banquet. Gary was there along with many other sports/entertainment celebrities that would play the next day in The ADT pro/am Celebrity Tournament. I had not realized that Gary was sitting directly behind me until he stood and was recognized. Out of the roughly 24 celebrities there it was Gary that I wanted to meet and have a picture taken with. I don't remember if I knew of Gary before the 86' World Series or not, because I was to be emblazoned with Gary's playing personality from that time on. Whether it was his batting performance, his amazing fielding, or probably his playing spirit that would not only effect his teammates, the New York fans and the rest of baseball aficionados throughout the country. The 6th game of the 1986 World Series Game is one of the most talked games in the modern era. Gary would be the catalyst for that game with his two out rally single and how he willed his teammates one by one to move him home.

I very sheepishly walked over to Gary and told him that he was my most favorite player of all time and could I get a picture with him. To my surprise Gary took my camera and gave it to one of his table mates and through his arm around me. I knew then that that pic would be a favorite. In 2006 at the same ADT event I could not imagine my fortune when Gary would be my tables 'celebrity' for the evenings dinner. Normally I would have to share conversation with the tables celebrity with 9 other people at the 10 person roundtop. But that night several ADT Dealers assigned to sit with us were weathered in a early November snow storm. With just four people sitting at our table and I don't believe that the couple sitting with us were baseball fans, I would have virtually the next two hours side by side with Gary. Gary had remembered me from the year before and treated me like one of his former teammates. Having played local amateur ball for thirty years, Gary by the end of the night had me feeling like I truly was one of his former peers and teammate. Living in the Brevard County area, Gary stated that his PSL Mets played in Brevard in the FSL. Gary told me that if I came to a game he would sign the pic taken in 2005 and have a quick beverage after the game. Unfortunately, Gary would not be back to manage the PSL Mets. Gary had given me the address for his foundation in case we didn't hook up in Melbourne. I had hopes that would see Gary at future ADT events but with the slowdown of the economy ADT would cut back on its dealer invites. I never did send that picture in for Gary to sign and not happy with myself for procrastinating.

My sincerest condolences to your family, may he rest in peace until the day all the dead are resurrected.

Jerry Robinson
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Jerry Robinson
July 12, 2012
You are one of very few athletes that are worthy of being looked up to and emulated. Thank you for the memories and the championship, and for setting good examples.
Kevin Smith
July 3, 2012
michael
June 23, 2012
RIP
May 12, 2012
I at one time lived just a few houses away from the Carters on Huntly Dr. My family was new to the area and the Carter family were one of the fitst to make us feel welcome. Especially at the time my teenage son. It amazed him that a famous athlete actually knew his name. Gary would play ball with the kids on the street shouting ''watch out for the knees". He was just fun!! My heart aches for his family. He will be missed.
Beverly C.
May 7, 2012
i am big fan of mlb and seen the 1986 world series. he was very good catcher. God bless carter family through this time. Memories we have when we loss our loveones. one day we meet them in heaven. r.i.p. gary carter!
sabrina bundy
May 2, 2012
I fixed Mr. Carter a Denver omelet when he came in the Siesta Key Denny's in Sarasota in 97. Took it to him and met him personally. What a kind man he was to me. I will always remember that and him scoring in the world series against Boston. My prayers are with the family.
Don Smith
April 5, 2012
you were a great catcher and a even better person.my dad met you in West Palm Beach during spring training when you stopped by where he worked and he was very proud in telling me you got to talk to you- R.I.P Gary
Brad Neville Jr
April 5, 2012
it is a sad day but he will never be miss. he was a good baseball player and my prayers will go out to the family. sharon from south carolina.
sharon beckett.
March 28, 2012
it is a sad day but he will never be miss. he was a good baseball player and my prayers will go out to the family. sharon from south carolina.
sharon b.
March 28, 2012
Just stumbled upon this tribute, although I've certainly read many obits about Mr. Carter, but none better written than this. What a good man, who comported himself with grace and dignity.
Don Cohen
March 15, 2012
still cant belive, he is gone...had the pleasure of meeting gary, he always was smiling. rest in peace kid...Tony D
TONY D
March 12, 2012
I knew Gary through baseball but he taught me a great life lesson I will carry with me forever.Rest in Peace my friend.
Jim Rondeau
March 11, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carter,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

As former principal of Lincoln Elementary, certainly taking this time to remember the wonderful support Mr. Carter gave to the Riviera Beach Community. He touched the lives of so many children in a special way.
Jo Anne Rogers
March 11, 2012
Gary you laughter in my life and a true friendship to my family . Jim and I will remember your warmth and kindness you gave us . God bless you and your family .
DeLaina Guntle
March 5, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carter and the Carter Family,

We had the honor of being able to attend the beautiful Memorial Service at the Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens for Gary Carter on Friday, February 24, 2012.

It was a most memorable night and one that we will always cherish since we both loved and admired Gary Carter as the New York Mets catcher and as a remarkable man. He truly was a very gentle man and a very wonderful gentleman.

It was so very inspirational for us to attend this very special tribute to honor him and his life. It was so wonderful for us to hear all the guest speakers tell so lovingly and so beautifully about the very kind and special person that he was both on and off the baseball field.

We are both New York Mets fans and Gary was one of our most favorite players on the Mets and in all of baseball. We were so very happy when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hal worked for the Commissioner of Baseball when Gary was with the Mets and enjoyed working with him on many promotions for Major League Baseball. He always found Gary him to be most cooperative, very enthusiastic and a genuinely nice person to promote the game of baseball.

While it is so sad that he has died so young, we must thank God that he has lived and touched the lives of so many people with his marvelous and amazing talent as a ballplayer and as a very loving, kind and gracious human being.

Gary will live in our hearts as well as in the hearts of the thousands of people from around the world whose lives he touched with his goodness.

We send God's blessings to all the Carter Family and we will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. To know Gary was to love him – and we truly did.

Sincerely,
Hal and Adele Evans
March 5, 2012
i live in montreal quebec. everytime i went to the olympic satdium just to see my favorite expo gary carter. he never dissapointed me in a game. i think that to continue the memory of him they should make a movie about him
geraldine kasvan
March 4, 2012
Gary graced us in Houston in 1994 as our guest to play in the Sunshine Kids golf tournament to raise funds for the kids. After our first round we decided to go to dinner at a local restaurant and were there for about 2 hours during which time Gary never stopped signing autographs for kids who came up to him beaming with smiles of meeting this great person. He never finished his dinner and I apologized for that. But Gary said - "oh I was fed ok - just watching those kids smiles was nourishment enough for me." he is truly a man of class, a talented athlete and a caring person for all those around him. He will be missed.
Gary Wadkins
March 4, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carter and the Carter Family,

We had the honor of being able to attend the beautiful Memorial Service at the Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens for Gary Carter on Friday, February 24, 2012.

It was a most memorable night and one that we will always cherish since we both loved and admired Gary Carter as the New York Mets catcher and as a remarkable man. He truly was a very gentle man and a very wonderful gentleman.

It was so very inspirational for us to attend this very special tribute to honor him and his life. It was so wonderful for us to hear all the guest speakers tell so lovingly and so beautifully about the very kind and special person that he was both on and off the baseball field.

We are both New York Mets fans and Gary was one of our most favorite players on the Mets and in all of baseball. We were so very happy when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hal worked for the Commissioner of Baseball when Gary was with the Mets and enjoyed working with him on many promotions for Major League Baseball. He always found Gary him to be most cooperative, very enthusiastic and a genuinely nice person to promote
the game of baseball.

While it is so sad that he has died so young, we must thank God that he has lived and touched the lives of so many people with his marvelous and amazing talent as a ballplayer and as a very loving, kind and gracious human being.

Gary will live in our hearts as well as in the hearts of the thousands of people from around the world whose lives he touched with his goodness.

We send God's blessings to all the Carter Family and we will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. To know Gary was to love him – and we truly did.

Sincerely,
Hal and Adele Evans
March 3, 2012
Dear Carter Family,

I will remember some good things about Gary Carter as the baseball catcher and he is never forgotten over the years.


Tracey C. Smith Stratford, Ontario Canada
tracey c. smith
March 2, 2012
I may have retired to NC but The Gary Carter Foundation supporting Reading Counts has always been the highlight of career. Thanks for being a true hero to the students, staff and families at Forest Park and West Riviera. You brought hope not only to the kids but to the teachers. You made a difference and will be truly missed.
Susan Scholes
February 29, 2012
My deepest sympathys. I watched him play throughout his career and also have his baseball card. Thanks for the memories Gary....youre the Best!!!! I got into catching because of You.
Christina Woodard
February 28, 2012
Spring training in Florida is where I met, talked and took many GORGEOUS photos up close of Gary. He was the most pleasant, accommodating, friendliest and caring ballplayer I've ever met! He would stay and talk and sign for as long as someone wanted him to. He NEVER ignored anyone or rushed off with excuses, like so many did. Once in port st lucie after the workouts, I went up to get a soda. The concession lady asked me if Gary was still here. I said "of course". she told me she knew a kid who was in the hospital with leukemia and is a die-hard fan. Would I ask him to come up to her to give her an autograph and take a picture. I did. Gary was Gary. He came right up to the edge of the field, I explained and he said "OF COURSE" and asked where she was. I actually took him up to her. She was thrilled and I felt like I was one of his friends walking through the stadium with him!!
When I met my husband, David, he had had a kidney transplant in 1985 in Brooklyn. He loved Gary even though he was a die-hard Mets fan! Well, one of the nurses was a friend of Gary's and when the Expos were in town to play the Mets, she called him. HE ACTUALLY SHOWED UP AT THE HOSPITAL AROUND MIDNIGHT AFTER THE GAME TO VISIT DAVID!!! that is WHO GARY CARTER IS!!!!!!!!

I was at that game 6 in 1986, and believe me, i couldn't talk for 3 days!!!! WHAT A GAME! Thanks for that memory and so many more Gary!

We will ALWAYS love you and remember you! We wish peace and love to you and of course your family.
Kathy Menkes, Northport, NY
Kathy Menkes
February 28, 2012
Dear Carter Family

Our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. Gary was unique and one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all. In the 70's I watched him when he was catching for the Montreal Expos and then with the NY Mets. He was one of the greatest catchers in baseball. R.I.P. Gary! Now you are catching in heaven and playing for God's team.

Sincerely yours,
Joyce Preedy
Hoboken NJ
A big fan of the late Great Gary Carter
Joyce Preedy
February 28, 2012
Garry Carter! Gerry Carter! Garry Carter!
The Kid whom we loved for all the years he gave us in Montreal. I was in Germany in the 80's listening to the Expose and I think it was the Cubs, at two in the morning from the US military base in Frankfort. I did love my team, sadness never helps, but those huge memories of Garry and the rest of the team will forever hold a warm and personal spot in my heart. To the family and close friends of The Kid, please accept my most heart felt condolences for yours' and our lose.
Antonio Di Donato
February 26, 2012
I met Mr Carter one time & saw him one other in my lifetime. I would like to share my story. Years ago I ran a candy store in the Gardens Mall. We sold bulk candy that you scooped forward into a holding cup, then you placed your bag under that cup & lifted the little door & your candy fell into your bag. Mr. Carter came in ( but I did not know at that time who he was )he raked his candy into the holding cup & opened the door & candy went all over the floor. I went to assist, told him how to do it & left to help another customer. Suddenly I heard candy hitting the floor again, I went over & said, Here you tell me what you want & I will get it for you. But I added, Because " You apparently can't catch anything ". He laughed, I laughed. We got his candy, he paid, stayed & spoke to me for a few minutes & left. That very night my son was looking at Baseball cards & I was telling him & my husband about the guy who spilled candy all over the floor twice today. When I looked at the card my son was holding, I couldn't believe it, it the man I had just told them about. My husband said, you didn't really tell THIS man he couldn't catch anything did you ? My husband couldn't believe what I had done. He then educated me on Gary Carter & how he was one of Baseball's all time Best catchers. Several weeks later my children & I were watching a local parade in Palm Beach Gardens & riding in that parade was Gary Carter, when he passed by he saw me, waved & called out, Hi Candy Lady. He had such a great sense of humor. I wonder if he ever told that story. My prayers go out to his friends & family. Even though I never saw him again, I will remember the funny, friendly man who visited my store that day...
Rita Claud
February 25, 2012
Rest in peace, Kid!
Terry Callen
February 25, 2012
My sincere condolences go out to the Carter family. Gary, you will be greatly missed, from one of your number one fan's in Montreal, you were my role model growing up, losing you feels like I just lost part of my childhood, we will never forget that wonderful smile that lit up the whole Olympic Stadium, RIP "kid" you will be missed enormously, thanks again for all the great memories.
Mario Farina
February 25, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Carter Family. Gary, from one of your greatest fans in Montreal, you were my childhood role model growing up, losing you was like taking away part of my childhood, and who can forget your great smile which lit up the whole Olympic Stadium in Montreal, rest in peace "Kid" and you will be greatly missed forever.
Mario Farina
February 25, 2012
Gary,
Your memorial service was amazing last night. You would have been so proud of the outpouring love surrounding your family. You will forever be in our hearts.
Catherine W
February 25, 2012
While saddened that our community has been left without your physical presence, we have peace knowing that an incredibly wonderful person has gone Home. I pray for the peace and blessings that God will provide over your wife, children and family. So many of us were in awe of your gentleness and your generous spirit, especially for "the Kids". Rest in Peace Kid, you are truly missed !!
Dana Smith
February 24, 2012
We wish to offer our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the immediate family, all other relatives, lifelong associates in baseball and the many worldwide fans of GARY CARTER upon his departure from the scene at far too young an age ...

The televised over the internet memorial service tonight was a tremendous and most fitting farewell tribute to one of the true greats any person could ever be in life ...

For Gary, only God knows how well you played the game ...

All three of his children spoke quite lovingly of their Dad, someone you just had to appreciate as he was the same fine person out on the street as he was as a teammate and with his loving family, many friends and fans ...

He left this world far too soon although his name and his good works shall keep his name at the forefront and he shall be remembered fondly forever more by all those of us who knew him and met him over time ...

Thanks, Gary, for everything you did for all of us ... We shall remember.

COLONEL77
ALLEN ANTHONY
February 24, 2012
Rest in Peace, Kid. You will be missed, especially your beautiful smile.
ml
February 24, 2012
Carter Family....Gary was one in a million...he was very good to our ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease Golf fund raising tournament at Admirals Cove... always showing up at the plate when Harry Shanz called...January 2003...Eileen, Mrs. B and myself were flying to New York to bury Eileen's Dad..next to Eileen's Mom was Gary Carter who was flying to New York for his press conference on his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown...what a fine flight for all of us...Gary was so friendly and talkative with Mrs. B...it meant so much to her since it was a difficult trip to bury Mr. B...as a matter o fact he went an xtra inning with us and searched us out at the luggage area to wish us well...for this we are most grateful...Gary Carter a CHAMP on and off the diamond...God Bless All...Don, Eileen Smith and Mrs. B
February 24, 2012
Nobody better as a player and a person. I have many fond memories RIP and god bless your family. Thank you Gary. Craig Kalner Palm City, FL
February 24, 2012
I just. want to say you were a perfect role model miss you alot
Maryann
February 24, 2012
Gary rest in peace my prayers are with you and your family, may God bless you. You will be missed
February 24, 2012
Will never forget that smile. You will be missed.
Kathy Colucci
February 24, 2012
Dear Sandy, Christy, Kimmy and DJ,
Our family sends deepest sympathy to you all. We so enjoyed working with you at our travel agency during the early years of Gary's career on your many travels. It was such a joy to have Gary walk in the agency with his wonderful smile and we always shared good laughs while we talked travel. We are sorry we can't make the memorial service but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Dear Gary, may you rest in peace.
Arline and Don Kiselewski and family
Arline Kiselewski
February 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Carter family. Gary was a fantastic person as well as ball player and I will always remember his smile and love for the game. I wrote him in 1986 and feel honored to have received a picture of him and a team photo of the Mets. May he rest in peace and he will never be forgotten.
Michele Books
February 24, 2012
As a young girl I play a catchter and watch baseball with my dad you tought me alot about husling down to first and to run for fouls balls. I only new as a Met but you are the greast of them all. Peace an love to your Family in there time of need. Your one of many NY fans, Mary
mary pugliese
February 24, 2012
GARY 'KID'CARTER,YOUR SMILE IS SOMETHING EVERY FAN WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. GLAD I HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU AND WATCH YOU PLAY DURING YOUR CAREER.GOOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE.
STEVEN COLACURCIO
February 24, 2012
RIP Gary, I remember you delivering newspapers to my house and you playing little league with my little brother. Say hi to my little brother when you get there you will be truly missed by someone who is not a baseball fan but did follow you. I also gratuated from Sunny Hills High School but before you Charlotte formly from Fullerton California
Charlotte Smith
February 23, 2012
Gary was my favourite baseball player. I saw him a couple of times in Montreal as an Expo and as a Met. I saw him his final season in Montreal and will always remember him as a down to earth, respectful man and the heart of the Expos. I miss you soo much, I hope your at peace now.... The best #8
Robert Mattiuz
February 23, 2012
My friends & I met Gary Carter in July 1987 when the Mets played the Houston Astros in Houston. Mr. Carter was very gracious and friendly. Many athletes are very rude, even if they are approached with the utmost respect. I will remember the smile he had when we saw him, & his willingness to take the time & make some Mets fans from NJ feel like we were his friends. May Gary Rest in Peace, & may the Lord's presence keep his family strong through this difficult time.
Bryce Berkowitz Sr.
February 23, 2012
My Son, who is 36 now, got me interested in watching the Mets when he was just a little boy. I recognized Gary's great catching ability the first time I saw him catch. I even bought a Cabbage Patch doll in a Mets uniform and named him Gary Carter. He was and always be my favorite baseball player. God bless Gary and his loving family. May he rest in peace. Amen Pat
Patricia Krezel
February 23, 2012
We miss you Mr. Carter.....what an incredible human being. You will ALWAYS be loved in Montreal! May the family be spared any further sorrow...Roberta Shaffer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
February 23, 2012
Dear Mr. Carter,
some of my best memories as young child were those days spent at Shea Stadium watching you and the Mets play back in the day. Thanks for the memories. You will be missed.
F. Mulens
February 23, 2012
I got to know him as a Met fan & appreciated him as he was a baseball fans best friend. we may never see that with today's players. The Carter family & all baseball fans can never forget what a truly terrific human being he always was. he will be missed inside & outside the sports world. #8 forever.
Frank & Maureen Maguire
February 22, 2012
R.I.P Gary! Forever in our hearts. Forever an Expo. Thanks for the memories, Kid!
Chris Rowell
February 22, 2012
Dear Gary,Thanks for the memories.I was there for your first game with the Mets when you homered to win that opening day game in the 10th inning.It was just the beginning of great things to come.You were a great family man and great to a friend of mine who has spent his life in a wheelchair.God bless you and I'll see you on the other side. Jim Blom Palm Beach Gardens
February 22, 2012
Dear,dear Sandi,
Devasted to hear of Gary's passing.Fondly remember a Marriage Encounter Weekend With you both.
I know that Gary is fondly embraced by Our Heavenly Father.Our prayers are for you and your children.
We love you.
Doreen & Bill(in spirit)Lewis
Doreen Lewis
February 22, 2012
Even back in Jr. High School Gary had that big smile.
Jack Barber
February 22, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Evette
February 22, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. I used to take my son to see the Mets & Gary was our favorite. God Bless you all.
Linda
February 22, 2012
May you rest in peace and say hi to my Dad for me. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. My deepest sympathy to your friends and family.
Amy Goldshine
February 22, 2012
Our fervent prayers are with the family as they have been with Gary through this journey to rest in the loving arms of our Lord. We will always love you, Gary, and can't wait to see you again. Dianne and David Durben and family (Anaheim, CA)
Dianne Durben
February 21, 2012
so many memories of you in montreal,thank you for being a great human being.we'll never forget you.god bless you and your family.
Marc Desautels
February 21, 2012
What a wonderful man!! He was my hero growing up. He was a great example to me I loved it when his eyes got so big when he got a pitch to hit. I'll miss him, my prayers are with your family.
Philip Coy
February 21, 2012
Kim,
I thought of you when I heard the news. I know you are feeling a great loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Love,
Jimi Hataway
February 21, 2012
I love me some Gary Carter. I went to Roger Dean Stadium to watch the Class A St. Lucie Mets play in 2006. Gary Carter was the Manager. That night I was sitting by third base line and gary came out to coach third base. I told Gary how much I love him and the way he play ball. He just gave me that big smile. I ask him if a foul ball should come his way to please give it to me. It was the eighth inning and was hoping for a foul ball, but as I look toward the dugout here came gary with a ball in is hand. I hurry up to put my glove on and he toss me the ball and said, "Meet me after the game by the dugout and I will sign it for you". I started to scream and thank him so much. After the game I went to the dugout and sure enough he was there and sign my ball and we took a picture. he made my night that I will never forget. I love me some Gary Carter. RIP God Bless you and your family. Sandy VanScoy Stuart
Sandy VanScoy
February 21, 2012
May his light shine on forever
Frances zito
February 21, 2012
R.I.P Kid#8, Taken way to early, thoughts go out to the Carter family during this trying time. Had a chance to meet Carter in 2001 when he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. A true gentleman and great hero. You will be missed in Canada.
Clayton Richer
February 21, 2012
Sandy & Family,
We were saddened to hear of Gary's passing. We know that when he took his last breath he was immediately in the presence of the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
I enjoyed the time I spent with Gary at your home and Shea stadium. His enthusiasm for life and the game of baseball I will always remember.
He has now gone home to be with his Lord. His love for the Lord was obvious by how he lived his life. He will be missed
Larry & Susan Mayol
February 21, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Larry & Susan Mayol
February 21, 2012
"GOD saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered come to me.Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A GOLDEN HEART stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. GOD broke our hearts to prove to us, HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST." Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carter family.
Love you all,
The Clodfelter Family,
Steve, Diane, Mandy and Chris
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Diane Clodfelter
February 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Gary's family. He was a great ballplayer, but even more, a great human being. May he rest in peace.
Robin Pieretti
February 21, 2012
TO SANDY AND THE ENTIRE CARTER FAMILY..MY WIFE LIANE MILLS & I WERE SADDENED TO LEARN OF GARY'S PASSING AT SUCH AN EARLY AGE...I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET GARY AND YOU AT THE BAR-B-BARN ON THE WEST ISLAND IN MONTREAL WHEN YOU LIVED IN KIRKLAND AND REMEMBERED THE TIMES GARY WOULD CALL ME FROM THE STADIUM TO PICK UP RIBS ON THE WAY HOME...I TREASURE OUR BRIEF FRIENDSHIP & CHERISH THE PICTURE I TOOK WITH HIM AT SPRING TRAINING IN WPB..THE AUTOGRAPH PICTURE HANGS IN THE BAR-B-BARN...WITH THE MESSAGE " CATCH YOU LATER " WELL GARY I'LL CATCH YOU LATER AND I SURELY WILL KNOW YOU BY THE INFECTIOUS SMILE AND YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY & MAKER...LOTS OF LOVE MIKE O'TOOLE & LIANE MILLS
BOCA RATON FLORIDA & THORNHILL ONTARIO
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February 21, 2012
THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WONDERFUL MOMENTS AT SHEA STADIUM- 1986 METS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ''THE KID, THE GENTLEMAN AND THE FANTASTIC PLAYER THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET AND SCREAM MY HEART OUT.
MARIA D. DURRUTHY
February 20, 2012
I was a big fan and am saddened by this loss. So many athletes, politicians, and actors are dying from primary brain tumors. Let his memory be a blessing and let's all stop holding our cell phones to our heads! Gary can be our teacher from heaven.
Ellie Marks
February 20, 2012
My condolences to the Carter family. I have so many memories of seeing Gary & the Expos at the old WPB Municipal Stadium for years during spring training.Gary had an awesome testimony. May the Lord give an abundance of peace to your family....
Bob Kaufman
February 20, 2012
Anne McGinnis Thanks for some of my greatest baseball memories. RIP
anne mcginnis
February 20, 2012
I went to a ball game at Roger Dean Stadium where Gary Carter and the Class A St. Lucie Mets were playing. I had seats right across third base line. To my surprise I saw Gary Carter running out of the dugout to coach third base. I was screaming I Love You Gary Carter and he just gave me this big smile. I ask him if the foul ball comes his way could he please let me have one. I waited almost the whole game and no balls came this way. In the eighth inning Gary Carter came running out of the dugout with a ball in his hand. I saw him with the ball and put my glove on to catch the ball. He threw it to me and said, "Meet me by the dugout after the game". I scream I Love You Gay Carter. I got the ball and a autograph and was screaming after the game I Love You Gary Carter. God Bless you and R.I.P. You will be missed. Sandy VanScoy Stuart, Florida
Sandy
February 20, 2012
Gary was not only a great ball player but a good husband,father and Christian!! He attended First Christian Church while in Palm Beach County for Spring Training and had been to my family's home for dinner with my family when I was a kid...You will be fondly remembered
Robin Ramer
Robin Ramer
February 20, 2012
From Montreal a BIG thank you Gary. The city loves you. Always.
Steve Kushneryk
February 20, 2012
Gary you were a class act as a ballplayer. I regret never sending you a card when I heard you were ill.

May every day in heaven be...Opening Day!
Debra Bautista
February 20, 2012
Thank you Gary for showing a young boy what it means to never stop trying. RIP Gary you deserve it.
John Berghello
February 20, 2012
El mejor catcher que me tocó ver y uno de los mejor en la historia de la ligas mayores. Muy apreciado y reconocido en Mexico. Uno de los grandes de todos los tiempos....descance en paz (RIP) Gary Carter...
Edmundo Guerrero
February 20, 2012
the infectious smile, the winning attitude, the love of God and family, a true role model for all
Fran Zito (Brooklyn, NY)
Fran Zito
February 20, 2012
Gary , I met you at DFW some years back when you were trying to get to sna to visit your pop. RIP sir
Rickey with Delta
Rickey McCraney
February 20, 2012
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February 20, 2012
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